Early Childhood Education

A variety of Early Childhood Programs are available to young children who live within the boundaries of the Los Lunas Schools District. All elementary school in the district have at least one early childhood program for our young learners. Los Lunas Schools is a participant of the Public Education Department's FOCUS programs.

"Through funding from the New Mexico Public Education Department, the Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) supports the development and implementation of FOCUS-a tiered quality rating and provement system. FOCUS will be utilized by all public school preschools (PreK, Special Education,  and Title I) To evaluate the quality of educational services provided to young children ages 3-5 and their families." (FOCUS Webpage)

There are three preschool programs currently implemented in the Los Lunas Schools. 

  • Developmentally Delayed Preschool is for children ages 3-5 who demonstrate a need and meet the criteria for special education preschool. Students in the DD Preschool have individualized education Plans and my receive ancillary therapy or therapies.
  • Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the comprehensive development of children from birth to age 5, in centers,child care partner locations, and in their own homes. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being. (Head Start Website) 
  • New Mexico PreK is a voluntary preschool program created by the Pre-Kindergarten Act of 2005. the PreK program is jointly administered by the Public Education Department and the children, Youth, and Families Department. Children who have reached their 4th birthday by September 1st are eligible to attend a PreK program. 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. (New Mexico Public Education Website) 

Please review the list below to learn which elementary school sites have the above programs: 

  • Ann Parish Elementary School
    • Head Start
  • Bosque Farms Elementary School
    • DD Preschool
    • NM PreK
  • Desert View Elementary School
    • Head Start
  • Katherine Gallegos Elementary School
    • NM PreK
  •  Los Lunas Elementary School
    • DD Preschool
    • Head Start
  • Peralta Elementary School
    • NM PreK
  • Raymond Gabaldon Elementary School
    • NM PreK
  • Sundance Elementary School
    • NM PreK
  • Tomé Elementary School
    • DD Preschool
    • NM PreK
  • Valencia Elementary School
    • NM PreK
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