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Love, Learning,

& Longevity

More Than 20 Years Of Providing Exceptional Culturally Diverse Care In Your Community

& Longevity

More Than 20 Years Of Providing Exceptional Culturally Diverse Care In Your Community

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Farmington, NM

An Ongoing Vision To Develop The Whole Child

We strive to meet the needs of the whole child by providing a culturally sensitive, nurturing, safe, healthy environment where children, families, and staff feel inspired to reach their fullest potential, and every child develops academically, cognitively, socially-emotionally, and physically.

A Dedicated Owner & Exceptional Care In Your Community Since 2000

Owner Barbara Luna Tedrow took the plunge into Early Childhood Education and bought her first center in 2000. Over the next 5 months, Mrs. Barbara learned the ins-and-outs of running a child care facility, working nights and weekends while pregnant with her own child and maintaining her day job as an HR manager in the oil industry. Over 20 years later, Mrs. Barbara remains fully committed to offering safe, comprehensive care to families in her community—the same care she was seeking for her growing family.

Today, Mrs. Barbara, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems, uses all of her business savvy and early childhood education experience to advocate for you and your family’s best interests on a local, state, and federal level, to ensure your child always receives the respect, care, and education they deserve.

Mrs. Barbara’s many advocacy efforts include:

Mrs. Barbara fights tirelessly for higher subsidies, expansion of free Pre-K, and better pay for early childhood educators, all of which means even more exceptional care and education for your child.

Barbara Luna Tedrow
Owner / CEO / Founder

Awards & Accreditations Assure You Of The Highest Quality Care

Put your trust in a national NECPA accreditation and 5 stars from NM Focus. Add a Golden Chile award from the NM Grown coalition for accomplishments as a 2022 Farm-to-Preschool pilot grant awardee, and you know to expect the best.

Directors & Teachers Who Take Education Seriously

Good educators are those who also commit to being students. All 3 directors hold or are working towards advanced degrees in early childhood education, and all teachers currently hold or are working towards their own degrees.

Resources That Support Home-School Connections

As you are your child’s first teacher, it’s important to partner with you to ensure continuity of care and learning. Printed resources and open communication help you connect with your child and help reinforce the concepts explored in the classroom.

Curriculum Tailored For Kindergarten Readiness

Participation in NM Focus and NM Pre-K means teachers can tailor curriculum within the state Early Learning Standards. They observe and assess every child to plan lessons and activities that cater to strengths and interests while addressing any potential gaps.

Make Your Child’s Future

Gold Star Bright!

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​

A Gold Star Academy & Child Development Center
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A Gold Star Academy Elm
A Gold Star Academy Mesa

Hey Parents!

Summer Camp
Registration Is Now Open

Don’t Lose Your Child’s Spot