We are dedicated to your child’s early education!
Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) 5-Star Rating
CYFD is the state licensing agency for the State of New Mexico. Child care programs licensed through CYFD are ranked for quality on a scale of one to five stars.
Covenant Schools has a Five-Star rating from the state that designates our program as providing the highest level of quality child care in New Mexico.
Covenant Schools is one of the few preschools that have obtained a Five-Star rating.
2017 Top Workplaces Award Winner
Covenant Schools is honored, for the third time, to be a New Mexico 2017 Top Workplace Award winner!
This important award is actually determined by the very employees who work for us through an employee feedback survey. Read more HERE!
International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA)
The ICAA is the organization through which we have our accreditation as a Christian school providing child care in New Mexico.
It is an approved accrediting agency by CYFD and the New Mexico Department of Education. This voluntary accreditation attests to our credibility of performance, integrity and quality of education and care.
Covenant Schools is dually accredited through AdvancED.
Accreditation is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students. AdvancED insists on a relentless pursuit of excellence for itself and for the institutions it accredits. This ethic of excellence ensures that institutions will find rich benefits from accreditation and that parents can confidently make informed decisions about their children’s education, knowing their child’s school is accredited. Accreditation matters because our students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF).
The Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF) is a professional service organization that provides networking opportunities and support services to Christian preschools, elementary, secondary and Bible schools.
ORUEF seeks to instill within member schools an enthusiasm to be responsible and reputable leaders in the field of education: professionally, academically and spiritually. The goal is to strengthen Christian schools while enjoying the friendly exchange of ideas and dialogue among Christian school leaders, teachers and staff.
New Mexico Child Care & Education Association (NMCCEA)
Our membership with NMCCEA provides us with access to additional training, knowledge and advocacy as we strive to provide exceptional care for children in New Mexico.
Covenant Schools NAEYC Member Benefits:
- All children have access to a safe and accessible, high quality early childhood education that includes a developmentally appropriate curriculum; knowledgeable and well-trained program staff and educators; and comprehensive services that support their health, nutrition, and social well-being, in an environment that respects and supports diversity.
- All early childhood professionals are supported as professionals with a career ladder, ongoing professional development opportunities, and compensation that attracts and retains high quality educators.
- All families have access to early childhood education programs that are affordable and of high quality and actively participate in their children’s education as respected reciprocal partners.
- All communities, states, and the nation work together to ensure accountable systems of high-quality early childhood education for all children.
Covenant Schools is a member of NMAEYC
We participate in the NMAEYC T.E.A.C.H. Early ChildhoodÂ® Program.Â T.E.A.C.H. scholarships have been demonstrated to reduce teacher turnover, help increase compensation (partly through providing raises and bonuses under the scholarship), and boost the educational level of early childhood teachers, many of whom have little or no college education.
All participants contribute to making T.E.A.C.H. scholarships work. Early childhood programs or schools all pay a portion of costs for T.E.A.C.H. scholarships; the T.E.A.C.H. scholar also contributes. This creates a partnership among the student, T.E.A.C.H., and the student’s employer.