NMPreK Highlights

The purpose of PreK is to ensure every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before kindergarten. The purpose of New Mexico PreK is to:

  • 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
  • Focus on school readiness

Las Cruces Public Schools is fortunate to implement the NMPreK program for the first time during the 2018-2019 school year.  Program personnel and families are delighted in offering these preschool services to four-year-old children.  This program provides educational and learning opportunities through social-emotional, language, cognitive, fine/gross motor, nutrition, wellness and safety to support school readiness for all of NM children.


NMPreK Sites

Half-Day Program

  • Hillrise

Full-Day Programs

  • Alameda
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Desert Hills
  • Dona Ana
  • Highland
  • Hillrise
  • Jornada
  • Mesilla
  • Tombaugh
  • Valley View