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Certification

The State of New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department, Prevention and Intervention Division, Licensing and Certification Bureau licenses Garcia Street Club. The number of children that are authorized to attend is stated in the license posted in the entrance of the school. The laws and regulations governing licensure are available at GSC.

We are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers.

Our teacher to child ratio is maintained at the level required for our NAEYC accreditation which is as follows:
Children age 1 through 2: One adult to every 4 children
Children age 2 through 3: One adult for every 6 children
Children age 3 through 4: One adult for every 8 children
Children over 4: One adult to every 9 children

Garcia Street Club accepts referrals from the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department, Child Care Bureau and Preventatives Services Division. The school welcomes all families. We do not discriminate against race, creed, religion, sex or national origin.

Garcia Street Club supports the rules and laws of the State of New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department, which govern childcare services. These laws and rules are written to ensure that children are cared in a healthy, stimulating, and safe environment. Garcia Street Club is dedicated to fulfilling the developmental standards of our NAEYC accreditation, which constantly challenges the center to innovate and aspire to a higher quality education for young children. In addition, the Board has adopted the NAEYC Code of Ethics. A copy of this code is available upon request.  The center is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

Garcia Street Club preschool announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All participants in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregation of, or other discriminatory action against any person. NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with the Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence AVE SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice.) Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.