Welcome to Alpha School

Our Mission

We seek to satisfy and develop the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and creative need of each child through our love and supportive behavior… We believe that our environment allows each child the freedom to grow and expand fully.

Our Services


NM PreK Funded  & Early NM PreK Funded

Bilingual Teachers

Some of our staff are fluent in both English and Spanish.

Full & Half Day Sessions

We are open from 7:00am to 6:00 pm.

Inclusive Learning Environment

We believe that every child has unique gifts and abilities that are to be celebrated and nurtured.

Degreed & Qualified Staff

Latest News
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Story Time – ABIYOYO by Pete Seeger

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Facebook Story Time Fridays are Back! This week's story is ABIYOYO by Pete

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Facebook Story Time Fridays are Back!

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Facebook Storytime Friday! By: Ray Jaramillo & Britton Goodwin Welcome Back

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Swing Painting!

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Just a little swing painting!! Posted by Alpha School Inc. on Monday, August

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Story time with Rhonda

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Facebook Storytime Friday We would like to welcome Rhonda this week as our

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Meet Our Team
Barbara DeDera, M.A., IMH-E
Owner / Director
Barbara has been the Director/ Owner of Alpha Schools for over 30 years.
Ray Jaramillo
Ray has been with Alpha Schools since 1994.

Alpha School curriculum includes our educational goals for meeting the learning and developmental needs of all children.

We know that at a stage of life, children take on special developmental challenges related to their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

At Alpha School we want to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment for young children.

To promote good health and nutrition habits for young children.

To use space, relationships, materials and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning.

Good Nutrition is Important.

Breakfast, Lunch and Snack is provided each day for our children, with a “family style” approach. Children sit together with a staff member; enjoy quiet conversation, soft music, and an appealing variety of nutritious foods. Good manners are molded and encouraged. Our menus include a variety of nutritious foods from a variety of cultures. Children with food allergies must complete a physician statement signed by a doctor stating foods that trigger allergy. Children and families with food preferences will be accommodated to the best of our abilities.

Transitioning young children to the next age level classroom is based on the individual style, their comfort, abilities and readiness for the next age level classroom.

Staff and parents work together to achieve successful transitions from one classroom to another. Families will be informed and given a transition letter. Teachers and Directors will be available to discuss any questions or concerns. The Family and child first will be introduced to the next age level classroom staff. Transitioning the child will begin by exposing to the next level classroom for short periods of time during a day. This process could be short or take several weeks depending no the child.

In our fully fenced play areas (Capacity 111 children).

Schedule will vary according to the daily activities. Each week’s activities for our two’s stem from a letter sound for that week. (Example: Foam art, farm visit, and learning about frogs during F week). A “sound board” and table has objects or pictures, which begin with the sound of the week. The children “do” the soundboard, meaning they name each object, during free play and also group time. Also, show and tell activities will revolve around the sound of the week. Around holidays, we try to incorporate activities appropriate to the holiday.

In our infant and toddler classrooms, curriculum begins with knowing the child- how they grow and develop. The more we know, the more effectively we can meet their needs. Activities are part of everything we do with infants and toddlers, and like everything we do, activities are opportunities to build trust and strengthen our relationship with each child.

Our Two’s will visit the main playground daily. Our toddlers and infants will have a special playground beside Alpha Tots and Alpha Babies. Our full-day younger toddlers and our two’s will enjoy lunch together and a nap in the afternoon.


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