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Fall enrollment open for NMSU's Roadrunner PreK program

The New Mexico State University Roadrunner PreK program is accepting applications for fall enrollment. The program has served more than 200 children during its six years of existence.

Housed in Myrna's Children's Village, the program also has allowed more than 200 NMSU students to gain practical experience. About 40 NMSU students per year work in the PreK program as employees, student teachers or interns.

"Most of the families we serve live on or near campus and are students, so they are able to walk their child to our program and then head to their classes," said Sara Miller-Melendrez, program manager. "In addition to providing access for many NMSU students to quality care and field base learning, we are a good source of information on early childhood and parenting issues. We have many families and students visit us looking for articles or books on specific topics."

The preschool program is free and open to the children of NMSU students, faculty and staff and the Las Cruces community. Both morning and afternoon sessions will be held Monday through Thursday.

To qualify for the program, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. They also must be attending a qualifying school for kindergarten. Qualifying schools are Alameda, Booker T. Washington, Central, Cesar Chavez, Columbia, Conlee, Dona Ana, East Picacho, Hermosa Heights, Loma Heights, MacArthur, Mesilla Park, Sunrise, Tombaugh, University Hills and Valley View elementary schools.

For more information about enrollment, contact Renate Bone from 9-11 a.m. at 575-646-1651 or rebone@nmsu.edu.