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We started at La Puerta in Spring 2015 with my 1-1/2 year old. We have loved La Puerta. Staff is great! Kids are well fed and taken care of. My little one loves it here. Would highly recommend!

Melissa Valdez

We have loved La Puerta!

Our child has attended La Puerta for more than two years and we could not be happier. LP has been in business for more than forty years and is a nonprofit run by a parent board of directors, with a play-based curriculum that emphasizes outdoor play, music and nature. The teachers and staff are amazing and there’s a real sense of community, with lots of after hours events and plenty of parent involvement. We’ve made some great friends through LP, as has our child, who is thriving and happy in her school. The food program is another huge plus: they serve the children house cooked meals for both breakfast and lunch. They currently use the Skarsgard Farms Harvest Box program to ensure that the food is as fresh and nutritious as possible. There are several schools closer to our home, but LP makes it worth the commute. Highly recommend.

Smith Susie

Highly recommend!

Started my 2 year old here in March 2014. I am so pleased with the facility, staff and program! The food they serve is fresh and delicious with lots of effort to go organic. Alayna gets lots of outdoor play time and we are confident that she is well taken care of during the time she spends at La Puerta! When the time was coming for my daughter to move to a different classroom, the staff was great during the transition and made it happen easily and successfully! We have also used the summer camp for our older daughter. Highly recommend this daycare/preschool if you want a high quality experience for your child.

Rebecca Starrett

I am so pleased with the facility, staff and program!

La Puerta is a top-notch preschool. The staff are both warm and professional and the physical environment is both beautiful and stimulating. When my family and I moved to New Mexico a year ago, we were a bit overwhelmed by the task of finding a new preschool for our son. We found La Puerta through a word of mouth recommendation and we could not be happier. LP truly values community, nature, healthy food, and developmentally-sensitive learning. Go check it out for yourself!

Joshua Newman

La Puerta is a top-notch preschool

Both of our kids have absolutely loved every classroom at La Puerta. This preschool is a non-profit, with a parent board of directors ensuring lots of parent input into the operation of the school and creating a community of families rather than the somewhat isolated feeling of the other preschools our kids attended when they were too young for La Puerta. La Puerta’s program emphasizes learning through play with other children and classroom activities emphasizing the natural world. The administration and the staff in every class are excellent (many have been with the school for many years). They all work hard to encourage the kids to express themselves and to resolve conflicts constructively. The outdoor spaces are amazing (La Puerta is moving to the near North Valley in Sept 2013 to a location with even larger, quieter play areas) and allow all of the children lots of time outdoors. La Puerta serves a hot lunch, freshly prepared on-site from high quality ingredients and the kids eat together with their teachers. Visit La Puerta and you will immediately see the difference yourself.

William Pockman

See the difference yourself

This daycare is wonderful. Staff is very good with the children. The facility is amazing with multiple large playground and grass field areas.

Alona Malone

The facility is amazing

My daughter has been going to this school since she was 2 years old. She is now 4 1/2. I trust them. I know my daughter eats well-balanced meals, and that she stays hydrated. They encourage water bottles, which in the other two schools my daughter went to wasn’t even a factor. I know the entire staff and there is alow turn over rate in staff, which is comforting. I was at the Farmer’s Market at the La Puerta De Los Ninos Booth as we need registration (due to new move and bigger and better classrooms), and I met a La Pueta “child” from 30 years ago! Now that’s a history in the Albuquerque area!! School has been around decades.

Moriah Smith

School has been around decades

If you ask me why I chose La Puerta de los Ninos my answer is MOTHER INSTINCT!!! After visiting about 6 other day cares the moment I walked into La Puerta I knew this was the place I wanted for my children. My children had been at another 3 day cares and ever since they started at La Puerta there has NOT been one day where they have cried because they do not want to stay, and the best part is that it is ALWAYS hard to get them out of there!! La Puerta has the best staff!! Many of them have been part of the school for over 10 years (turn over ratio at other preschools was one of my biggest fears). My children LOVE every single one of their teachers. Ever since we joined La Puerta, my daughter has blossom in many ways. She not only can now write her first and last name but she can tell me all about dinosaurs (she is 4!)!!! My son, now 3, loves the outdoor play and the outdoor bugs/animals that teachers introduce them to.. and not to mention he LOVES to sing and play instruments with Armando! La Puerta has now moved to a BEAUTIFUL location next to the Bosque trail. You MUST see this place!!… if none of this has interested you yet, let me just say that my children at night after thanking God for family they always add THANK YOU GOD FOR MY TEACHERS!!! 🙂

Dalia Medina


You MUST see this place!!…

La Puerta de los Ninos is an amazing preschool! Our child was enrolled at La Puerta for three years and we were impressed by the professionalism of the staff toward us and the caring and loving environment they created for the children. In the years our child attended La Puerta, he learned how to interact in a positive way with other children, he learned how to tap into the creative side of his brain and accomplish tasks and projects that made him proud of his abilities, and the teachers taught him academic skills that prepared him for kindergarten and beyond. If we had to do it all again, we would definitely choose La Puerta de los Ninos. The administrators are professionals that know how to run a preschool. The teachers are loving and kind. You want your child at this preschool.

Kelly Smyer

The administrators are professionals

La Puerta de los Ninos has created the warmest and most loving environment for my son. What a great place to start school!

Kelsey Martinez

The warmest and most loving environment

Each of La Puerta’s classrooms have areas essential for meeting all social/emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of our children in age-appropriate ways. We provide art, manipulatives for fine motor skills, areas for gross motor movement, dramatic play, blocks, science, music, sensory exploration and quiet spaces. Because we realize children learn in different ways, our curriculum incorporates developmentally appropriate practice and multiple intelligences. We provide opportunities for the children to view their community through field trip experiences. La Puerta serves children 18 months through five years old. Developmentally appropriate groupings are provided.

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