Los Niños Kindergarten Center

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Our kindergarten students participate in a rigorous academic program which is outlined and supported by the Espanola Public Schools curriculum.  LNKC students also experience hands-on Science through the Inquiry Based Science program in cooperation with the LANL Foundation.  This program provides students with the academic and social foundation necessary to meet the challenges that lie ahead. 


The LNKC Preschool program has been in existence for over 20 years.  This Preschool program serves students with special needs as well as typically developing students.  Classrooms are 4:1 ratio.  Breakfast and lunch are served in the classroom for preschool students. 


Both Kindergarten and Preschool students are afforded opportunities to participate in programs, and presentations such as Arts in the Schools, Field trips, Open House, Holiday programs, Field Day, health screenings, DWI, Fire Department to name a few.

Academic Programs

Core Programs Supplemental Programs
  • Treasures Reading
  • Read Naturally
  • Bugles and Beezus (computer)
  • Triumphs
  • Title I tutoring
  • Imagine It (computer)
  • ABC Mouse
  • Pearson Math
  • Math Investigations
  • Shapes Software
  • Web based Interventions
  • Teacher made Interventions
  • STC Science Kits
  • Scott Foresman (Kindergarten Science)
  • Scott Foresman  (kits)
  • Science Connection through Treasures Reading program
Social Studies
  • Social Studies Connection through Treasures
  • Reading Program
Spanish Literacy
  • SUBE
  • Santillanes

  • NM Common Core State Standards PE Units
  • Tumbling and Yoga




Upcoming Events

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School Office Contact Information

School Office Contact Information
Phone: (505) 753-6819
Fax: (505) 753-3477

Physical Address:
323 North Coronado Avenue

Mailing Address:
323 North Coronado Avenue
Espanola NM 87532

Claudia Sena

Office Manager:
Carolina Gallegos

Victoria Archuleta

Paula LeDoux

School Staff 2015-16


  • Audra Atencio
  • Natalie Gallegos
  • Vanessa Trujillo

Kindergarten Educational Assistants

  • Becky Garcia
  • Stephanie Mondragon
  • Anastacia Maestas (sub)


  • Tamara Duran
  • Vacant
  • Sahadie Khalsa (SPED)
  • Chrissy Weaver (SPED)

Preschool Educational Assistants

  • Crystal Alarid
  • Donna Babb
  • Victoria Lopez
  • Carolyn Manzanares
  • Rebecca Martinez
  • Marie Vasquez

Special Education

  • Lee Gonzales-Teacher
  • Elaine Espinoza- EA
  • Juliana Garcia-EA (pending)


  • Erwin Babb-Music
  • Jorge Oropeza-PE
  • Carmen Martinez-Library EA

  • Alvin Gomez-Custodian

You can reach all staff through email by using: firstname.lastname@k12espanola.org

School Hours and Schedule

Office Hours 7:30-4:30
Teacher Hours 8:00-3:30

Daily Schedule

Arrival: 8:00 am
Breakfast: 8:30am-9:00 am
Lunch 12:30 pm-1:00 pm
Dismissal: 2:50 pm

1/2 Day Schedule:

School Vision and Mission

Our vision at Los Niños Kindergarten Center is to create the conditions for positive learning, so that every child can learn and succeed. We, the staff at LNKC, hold the key to that success.

Our mission at Los Niños Kindergarten Center is to provide a basic educational foundation, with a risk free early childhood learning environment which promotes responsible, resourceful and respectful students. Our goal as educators is to be fair, firm and consistent.


School Beliefs

Los Ninos Kindergarten staff pride themselves in and operate on the following fundamental beliefs:

  • Student learning is the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of our school.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.
  • Students are successful when they have appropriate learning opportunities and are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Curriculum should incorporate a variety of learning approaches to accommodate differences in needs, interests, and learning styles.
  • Challenging expectations increase individual student performance.
  • Curriculum should include the technological advances of an ever-changing world.
  • The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if a school is to enable students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.
  • Students will make the transition to becoming productive citizens by respecting individual rights and by recognizing their responsibilities in promoting a democratic society.

Principal's Message

School Information

Established: Built in 1987 Renovated in 2015

Mascot: Dolphin

School Colors: Grey/Turquoise/White

Grades Served:
Preschool and Kindergarten

• 2015 (40th Day):
• 2014 (40th Day):
• 2013 (40th Day):

School Grade:
2015/16 : TBD

School Report Card:
LNKC School Grade 2013-14.pdf
LNKC School Grade 2012-13.pdf
LNKC School Grade 2011-12.pdf

Important Calendar Dates

First Day of School:
August 14 – Kindergarten Orientation Day
August 17 – Kindergarten First Day
August 24- Pre-Kindergarten Orientation Day
August 25-Pre-Kindergarten First Day

Early Release Days (In-service):
9/23, 10/14, 11/44, 1/20, 2/12, 2/25 & 5/27
Release time:
Elementary Schools 12:00 PM
Secondary Schools 12:20 PM

Early Release Days (Parent Teacher Conferences):
October 14, 2015 & February 25, 2016
Release time:
Elementary Schools 12:00 PM
Secondary Schools 12:20 PM

Full Day In-Services (No School for Students):
8/10, 8/11, 9/4, 10/2, and 12/4

Holidays (No School for Students and School Staff):
8/12, 9/7, 10/12, 11/11, 11/25-27, 12/21-1/1,
1/6, 1/18, 2/15, 3/7-11 and 3/25

Interim Progress Reports (to be sent home):
Sept. 14, Nov. 16, Feb. 1 & April 18

Last Day of School:
May 27 – Early Dismissal
Elementary Schools 12:00 PM
Secondary Schools 12:20 PM

School Supply List and Uniform Dress

School Supply/Uniform Dress 2015-2016

Handbook and Code of Conduct

• Student Handbook (Link)
POLICY_Code of Conduct J2300.docx
• Policy Portal Link (Link)

School Safety Plan

Parent & Community Involvement

Open House 2015-16 (Q1)

Parent/Teacher Conference (Q1)
October 14-1pm-4pm

Awards & Recognition (Q1)

Celebration of Learning (Q2)

Awards & Recognition (Q2)

Celebration of Learning (Q3)

Parent/Teacher Conference (Q3)
February 25-1pm-4pm

Awards & Recognition (Q3)

Celebration of Learning (Q4)

Awards & Recognition (Q4)

Accreditation and Quality of Ed

AdvancEd Accreditation
• Executive Summary
• Accreditation Report

Quality of Education Survey Results


Newsletters 2015/2016
School Data Review (Link)
Back to School Welcome Letter / Open House Information (Link)
August (Link)

Board Reports

Board Reports 2015/2016

School Data Review (Link)
LNKC BOARD REPORT 2015-2016-July.docx

School Advisory Team Meetings

School Administration, Teachers, Parents & Students working together to support school community needs.

October 27, 2015 (Q1)
o 3pm

November 10, 2015 (Q2)
o 5:30 pm

December 8, 2015
5:30 pm

• February 2016 (Q3)
o Date/Time

• April 2016 (Q4)
o Date/Time

Student Activity Schedule

Student Activity Schedules & Info

• Stem Activities Schedule (Link)
• Art Schedule (Link)
• PE Schedule (Link)
• Library Schedule (Link)