Pre-Kindergarten: Two Half Day Sessions
Monday – Thursday
Hours: 8:15 – 11:45 AM and 12:45 – 4:15 PM
The Roadrunners classroom is NMSU’s School for Young Children’s Pre-K classroom, which is divided into two sessions. Children are enrolled in the morning or afternoon sessions based on availability.
The program enrolls a total of 40 children, which is divided into sections two sections of 20 children per session. Children must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the school year, and must be attending kindergarten in a qualifying school the following year. The Roadrunners classroom is a state-funded program, but is free for qualifying families.
The Pre-K program is Reggio Emilia Approach inspired, which is a educational method developed in Italy intended to encourage the natural development of children. Teachers plan active hands-on activities based on the following seven criteria:
- Listening, reading, and writing
- Numeracy including shapes, sorting, and measuring
- Coordination, hygiene, health, and well-being
- Art, music, and movement
- Independence, problem-solving, thinking, and perseverance
- Community building, social skill, and being part of a group
The children of the Roadrunners classroom are served breakfast and a snack in the morning session, and the children in the afternoon session are served lunch and a snack each day.
Myra A. Chavez