Moriarty-Edgewood Early Childhood Center (ECC) is designed to meet the need for quality Kinder Readiness programming. We provide early literacy, math, socialization, developmental play, and special classes for enrichment. The center uses the New Mexico Public Education Department Standards and Benchmarks for pre-k as a guide for our program. The math and literacy curriculum used in the program is researched-based and aligned with the MESD K-6 adoptions.



Kindergarten Readiness

Our kindergarten readiness program helps to prepare young children for a successful education. We provide quality instruction two full days a week in the following areas:

  • Developmental Play
  • Early Literacy
  • Enrichment Classes
  • IEP and related services for qualifying students
  • Math
  • Socialization

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be three years old by September 1 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Current immunization records
  • Birth certificate
  • Live in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District
  • Be toilet trained

Developmental Preschool for Young Children Ages 3-5 with IEPs

Our young students with IEPs receive support and services in programs and classes that are developmental and provide structure, routine, and consistency. The students' goals and objectives are integrated into daily routines and group activities within our Kinder Readiness Program, small groups, and 1:1 as determined appropriate by the IEP team.

Child Find

The law requires all public schools districts to screen preschool children with disabilities, or suspected developmental delays, who may be eligible to receive special education services. The purpose of the screening is to identify those children who may need a more detailed evaluation. There is no cost for this service.

When you can identify learning challenges at a young age, early intervention can help the child with learning tasks. Children who are showing difficulties in any of the following areas my have a learning challenge:
  • speaking/understanding
  • vision
  • hearing
  • walking/running
  • self-help skills
  • behavior/social skills
  • manipulating small objects/drawing

Children between the ages of three to five years of age that reside within the MESD boundaries are eligible for a screening/evaluation. Below is a list of items that you can expect to take place at a screening:
  • A team member will ask you about your child's growth and development.
  • A registered nurse will check your child's hearing and vision.
  • Your child may be screened in one or more areas which the staff feels appropriate based on observation, review of records, etc.
  • You will receive screening results and next steps.
  • If an evaluation is necessary, a representative from Child Find will contact you to schedule an appointment for further evaluations.
To schedule a screening, call Amy Cavasos at (505)832-5814; she will perform an intake over the phone. You will receive a call back for the first available appointment.


Early Childhood Center Documents