About the Pre-K Program

New Mexico PreK is a voluntary program funded by the state of New Mexico. The PreK program began in 2005 to ensure that every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before going to kindergarten. All children no matter their background or neighborhood should have an equal chance for success in school and in life.

Teachers carefully plan indoor and outdoor activities based on what children need to learn in seven areas:

  • Listening, language, reading and writing
  • Science
  • Counting, shapes, sorting and measuring
  • Coordination, hygiene, health and well-being
  • Art, music and movement
  • Independence, problem-solving, thinking and perseverance
  • Appropriate behavior, social skills and being a part of a group.
The Purpose of New Mexico Pre-K
  • Increase access to voluntary high-quality pre-kindergarten programs
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children
  • Expand early childhood community capacity
  • Support linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum
  • Focuses on school readiness

Ohkay Owingeh Pre-K program accepts children, age 4. All children must be 4 by September 1st. All slots are on a first come first serve basis. There are no funding guidelines for Pre-K children and families. If you are interested in enrolling your child please submit an application along with a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.

Ohkay Owingeh Pre-K has one classroom for 17 children to attend and enhance their learning skills. Pre-K helps children learn social skills, science and math concepts, art & movement, independence and problem solving skills. School days are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have further question please contact the Head Start.

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