Santa Fe Public Schools Early Childhood Program
PreK Lottery for School Year 2024-2025
OPENS DECEMBER 1ST
2023-24 (Current Year) Application
SFPS offers free services to 3 and 4-year-old children.
Half-day programs for 3Y and mixed-age children at Nye Early Childhood Center. These services are offered Monday-Thursday.
Full-day programs for 4Y children in 15 different school sites. The PreK program follows the elementary bell schedule with classes Monday- Friday and early release on Fridays.
In our Early Childhood program, children learn through play. We provide an inviting learning environment that allows children to learn through self-guided exploration. All our classrooms are inclusive, and we offer developmentally appropriate, teacher-supported activities that encourage independence, self-control, creativity, and critical thinking.
Early Preschool (3 Y Program)
Children must be three years old on or before August 31st of the upcoming school year
Students born from 9/1/2019 to 8/31/2020 are eligible for the 3Y half-day programs.
Half-day program, Monday- Thursday with the option of AM and PM
Services offered at Nye Early Childhood Center
Preschool (4 Y program)
Children must be four years old on or before August 31st of the upcoming school year.
Students born from 9/1/2018 to 8/31/2019 are eligible for 4Y programs.
Full-day program; Monday - Friday with early release on Fridays.
Services offered at :
El Camino Real
El Dorado Community School
Nye EC Center
Early PreK and PreK Calendar
What you need to know
All families interested in a preschool program will submit an online Preschool Application.
To be eligible, children must meet the program's age criteria on or before August 31st of the upcoming school year.
All our sites have a maximum enrollment; thus, completing an application does not guarantee enrollment. Seats are offered based on a lottery; children applying to their school zone during the lottery window will get priority.
The application window is from December 1st, 2023 to February 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
All applications submitted during this window will be part of the Preschool Student Lottery that will take place on February 28, 2024, and results will be emailed to all applicants. Please check your spam folder. If you have questions or haven't received an email, please get in touch with the Data Dept. at (505) 467-4111 or email them at email@example.com.
Applications received after 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2024 will be placed on a waitlist in the order they are received.
Transportation is available to children attending Pre-K in their neighborhood school zone. Families must transport their children to PreK classes, if not in their neighborhood schools.
For more information
For half-day Early Preschool, contact Nye Early Childhood Center at (505) 467-4600
For more information about the Preschool program, please get in touch with Adriana Hirshey at (505)467-3064 or firstname.lastname@example.org