The Duranes Child Development Center Pre-K Program is located at 2436 Zickert Road NW. We are off of Rio Grande Blvd. and are near the Old Town area. As part of Duranes Elementary School, we collaborate with the school staff and participate in school activities that will make the transition to kindergarten of Pre-K children and their families a smooth, successful process. We enjoy taking walking trips to Duranes Park and other places in the community. We have strong partnerships with our families to help children learn and grow. Duranes Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Our yearly program will begin in the fall and ends the following July. Our calendar schedule is not the same as the Albuquerque Public Schools because we are part of the City of Albuquerque’s Division of Child and Family Development Services. All children enrolled in Pre-K attend our year-round program. We can offer parents who are working or going to school wrap-around childcare services before or after Pre-K sessions, which are paid for by families on a sliding fee scale. Times for wrap around services will be determined by family work or school schedules. Our Pre-K program strives to provide quality care and education in a safe learning environment that is child-centered with a developmentally appropriate curriculum which includes early literacy, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, fine and gross motor development, language and communication skills, creative development and social-emotional competency.