About Nye

Nye Early Childhood Center
“Play, Learn and Grow Together”

Nye Early Childhood Center is the only school in Santa Fe Public Schools dedicated to educational programming exclusively for 3 and 4 year old children. Teachers and staff are highly qualified to work with and educate children ages 3-5 and are highly qualified to educate children identified with special needs.

Spaces for 3 and 4 year olds are limited and priority placement is given to children who are identified through the district's child find process as having a need for special education intervention.

The Nye ECC program is guided by the NM FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality for Public Education Department Preschool Programs (PreK, Special Education, and Title I).  FOCUS places emphasis on quality improvements to focus on children’s growth, development, and learning—so that each child has an equitable opportunity to be successful when they enter kindergarten. 

Our vision…

To ensure that each child develops the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to reach their individual potential fostering interdependence in the home, community, and the learning environment.

To fulfill our vision…

We provide an individualized, developmentally appropriate, multi-modal approach to learning with an emphasis on communication, emergent academic skills and development of the whole child through meaningful play.

Fundamental to our mission is…

Collaborative decision-making between a competent and dedicated staff, parents, and the community as partners in a child-friendly and nurturing environment.