About St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Preschool

We appreciate you visiting our website.  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Preschool is located adjacent to St. Francis Parish in Gallup, New Mexico.  Our preschool is licensed by the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), and is in candidacy for accreditation with the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  The preschool is a 5-Star Focus Certified Center serving 2 to 5 year-old children and their families.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Preschool is a ministry St. Francis of Assisi Parish dedicated to providing quality early childhood education, anchored in the Roman Catholic tradition, accessible to other faith heritages and sensitive to all cultures. Adhering to the standards of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup and licensed by the State of New Mexico, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Preschool strives to nurture Catholic values and promote excellence in early childhood education to form children into life-long learners and servants of God.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Preschool creates an environment “Where faith and education go hand in hand” to develop leaders within families, church organizations, communities, and the world.


The faculty, staff, and administration of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Preschool believes that quality early childhood education is grounded in the following beliefs:

  • Each child is a unique creation of God and is responsible for his/her actions to self, to others, and to God.
  • Faithful teaching of the beliefs of the Roman Catholic faith enhance an academic curriculum by infusing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ into all classroom learning and experience.
  • Parents are the primary educators of their children; it is the educator’s role to work with the parents in the best interest of the child.
  • Competent, well trained teachers provide opportunities for all students to fulfill their potential
  • A Safe Environment and caring atmosphere ensures understanding, acceptance, and respect of each student’s diverse culture and needs.
  • The development of the whole child, body, mind, and spirit will enable him/her to develop the natural skills and talents gifted by God and to use these to lead a fully Catholic life in the services of God, family, and community,
  • Structured choices within the classroom provides each child with self-satisfaction in learning and helps one to develop self-confidence.
  • Young children learn many of the social, emotional, academic, and physical skills they need for future success through play and interactions with others.

To take a look at our 5* Star Accredited Rating by CYFD   CLICK HERE