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Gold Star Bright

Children Thrive In Culturally-Sensitive
Care That Now Spans Over 2 Decades

Gold Star Bright

Children Thrive In Culturally-Sensitive
Care That Now Spans Over 2 Decades

Gold Star Bright

Children Thrive In Culturally-Sensitive
Care That Now Spans Over 2 Decades

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving, Farmington, NM

Now Enrolling in Crouch Mesa 6 Weeks to 12 years Old

Get Ready to Be Amazed

The Moment You Walk Through The Door!

Farm-To-Preschool Gardens Inspire Healthier Lifestyles

Being a Farm-to-Preschool pilot site means fresh food grown onsite and in partnership with local farmers. Your child gets hands-on fruit and vegetable gardening experience and brings home produce and recipe cards, so the whole family benefits from the program.

An Award-Winning Menu At No Extra Charge To You

Chef Ryan takes pride in creating healthy, delicious meals in his state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. He partners with nearby farmers and uses fruits and veggies grown onsite to deliver award-winning, home-cooked food that meets or exceeds state standards for child nutrition.

Playgrounds & Open Spaces For Safe Outdoor Adventures

Spacious, well-equipped playgrounds for every age group mean your little one gets safe daily outdoor play. They have room to practice their budding gross motor skills in areas created just for them, including specially designed spaces for infants and toddlers.

Our Owner Knows & Cares About You & Your Family

Barbara is the Early Childhood Sector Leader for 100% San Juan County Coalition and holds membership in the NM Child Care and Education Association, working tirelessly to ensure local families receive great subsidies, free Pre-K, and incredible care and learning from highly-qualified teachers.

Trained, Dedicated, & Diverse Teachers Guide Small Classes

Your child’s teachers reflect rich diversity, including Native American and Hispanic heritage. These qualified, passionate, highly-educated leaders give your child the exceptional education they deserve with skill, experience, and empathy. 

We Believe In Small Class Sizes:

School Age (5 - 12)


  • Infants
  • 2-year-olds
  • 3-year-olds
  • 4-year-olds
  • School Age (5 - 12)

New Mexico

  • 6:1
  • 10:1
  • 12:1
  • 14:1
  • 15:1


  • 4:1
  • 6:1
  • 8:1
  • 10:1
  • 12:1

Personal Support Helps Kids Prepare For School

Participation in NM FOCUS and NM Pre-K gives your child’s teacher the freedom to create and tailor the curriculum based on observation, needs, and individual development. Your little one gets personal support to head to kindergarten fully prepared.

Field Trips & Visitors Bring Excitement To Their World

Whether a visit from the police or fire department or a trip to Townsend Farms, your child connects with the community with engaging field trips and in-house visitors that help them learn about the world outside their front door.

Daily Communications With Convenient, Handy Parent App

Your easy-to-use Procare® app puts your child’s day at your fingertips. Teachers send you adorable photos and videos, classroom activity updates, and memos to keep you connected to your little one’s day and give you peace of mind.

We Support Families
Who Qualify For Subsidy


All 3 centers are open Monday – Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Staff clean and sanitize every day to ensure that all classrooms, common areas, and high-touch surfaces are spotless and germ-free. 
Our centers have restricted access entrances, internal-use cameras, sturdy playground fences, and all staff are certified in CPR. 

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"They have been amazing with my kiddo. 100% recommend this place!!"
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She started at 12mo and has flourished in the classroom. Her teacher is so attentive and fun and charismatic, she has a connection with each kid and she really takes her time with them. Front office staff are knowledgeable and helpful, even for this first time mama who cried after dropping my kid off the first day. 100% recommend this place.

- Ashley

"I always felt my child was safe and well taken care of with the staff!!"
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My daughter and her best friend both attended for the 18-19 Pre K year. My daughter had two amazing teachers who my daughter absolutely adored! Not only do I feel that she is now better equipped in her educational preparedness, but also in her social readiness to go to Kindergarten next year. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!

- Michayla Slade

"The teachers and staff are absolutely amazing, as well as the owner."
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I absolutely love this child care center! I attended when I was a toddler and a young child. Now, my children go there and they love it. The teachers and staff are absolutely amazing, as well as the owner. I have trusted this childcare center with my kids for years as well as my parents trusting it for me when I was younger. I would definitely recommend this childcare center!

- Angie Graciano


How Old Is Your Child?


6 weeks - 11 months


12 - 23 Months


24 - 35 months


3 & 4 Year Olds

Before & After School

5 - 12 Years​

Summer Camp

5 - 12 Years​

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Hey Parents!

Summer Camp
Registration Is Now Open

Don’t Lose Your Child’s Spot