NMSBVI Early Childhood Program (ECP) (Ages 3-6) Albuquerque

Address:
801 Stephen Moody SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone: 505-271-3060
Services Provided:

NMSBVI Albuquerque offers statewide outreach and preschool/kindergarten education services.

Preschool/kindergarten is part of NMSBVI’s continuum of services offered to children throughout each stage of growth and development. The Preschool and Kindergarten Program serves children who are blind or visually impaired between the ages of 3 and 6 from Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. Students are required to have a diagnosed vision impairment that adversely impacts their capacity to learn in a more traditional classroom. All students are placed in the program by IEP committee decision held by the student’s resident public school system.

The academic program for Preschool and Kindergarten consists of literacy (print and Braille), math, concept development, socialization and all aspects of the expanded core curriculum for blindness. Students are encouraged to explore and to become familiar with their immediate environment; then expand outward to travel successfully into new and unfamiliar areas. Guided exploration and self-discovery are used to support learning at every level. All children are placed in the preschool programs by IEP team decision because they require daily support from a teacher of the visually impaired

The Preschool and Kindergarten Program offers additional services to students who qualify. These services include:
Classroom instruction from Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Orientation and Mobility instruction
Speech-Language Therapy
Physical Therapy
Occupation Therapy
Nursing
Social Work
Audiology
Transportation

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021