"To make a lovable school, industrious, inventive, livable, documentable and communicable, a place of research, learning, re-cognition and reflection, where children, teachers and families feel well- is our point of arrival."

Loris Malaguzzi 


East Gate Kids Early Learning Center

12120 COPPER AVE NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123


Center Hours: Monday through Friday

7:00 am-6:00 pm

5-Star State Certificated Childcare & Reggio Emilia-Inspired Program

Welcome to East Gate Kids! “Donde todos son Bienvenidos”. We are dedicated to creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for children of all backgrounds. With high standards in childcare, education, and facilities, we prioritize the growth and development of your child. Your input as families and community members is valued as we strive for excellence in our program. 

Your family isn't simply important; it is everything for us!

Our Families & Children Feedbacks

Sometimes you find a place that you can call home, a place where they instantly know your name, a place where your kids love to be. You can look at any and all daycares in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, or whole nation for that matter. None of them compare to East Gate Kids Learning Center, none of them can match the level of professionalism, parent satisfaction, over all experience and education the kids receive there. I am honored that my kids got to experience East Gate Kids Learning Center, I know that they will be better prepared for adulthood because of the time they spent there. Thank you East Gate!

-Andres & Family-

We have been fortunate to send all three of our children to a East Gate over the last seven years. As a Sandia Lab employee, we love the proximity to work. East Gate has some of the best playgrounds in Albuquerque. For a 5-star center, they are one of the best priced daycares in town. Teachers have always been great, spending much needed development time with each of their kids. Their NM Pre-K program is second to none. All of My kids have been well prepared going in to Kindergarten. I highly recommend this center.

-Tim & Blada's Family-

My son Ernesto had been attending east gate part time (25 hours a week or 3 days) since mid February and so far we can't complain. They welcomed us with open arms even if we had so many doubts and concerns being that this is his first time being away from home. And they made me feel at ease and comfortable with the transition. They have been keeping me in the loop of how he is doing as I pick him up daily and they are willing to work with him if there is things he needs to work on. They balance activities well and have a fantastic menu they print out monthly.

-Lilian A-

I have had my children at East Gate daycare for 3 years. They are professional, clean, and safe. They have great staff and teachers. I highly recommend!

-Lauren & Ratliff's Family-

East Gate Childcare center has been a blessing to our family. Our son attended for 3 years, starting as an infant and going through as a toddler. He will be transitioning to a pre-school, but we are very sad to leave East Gate. They were wonderful through COVID and we felt they kept our son and the other children safe. My favorite thing about the center is the staff who always communicated with us, were friendly, and were kind to our son. They provide quality care and an enriching environment. If you are looking for a center, I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you for what you have done for our family.

-Roxann Currier-

The NM Pre-K program is amazing here. They really cater to your kids needs. Our daughter wears a hearing aid and they made sure they knew how to put it in properly. Their pre-k graduation ceremony is absolutely phenomenal, and your child feels so accomplished. Now that she is in Kindergarten they pick her up from Alice King everyday and if she doesn’t have her hearing aid they notify us right away. If you are looking for a safe and friendly place to take your child to Pre-K or for an after school program this is the place for you!!!

-J.W Shipkowski-

The best day care facility in NEW MEXICO! I have children in almost every class level and each one of the teachers are AMAZING all are very knowledgeable and LOVE the kids! As a parent its always scary leaving your babies with ANYONE especially day care facilities egklc has diminished my fears! Ive never had an issue with any of the teachers they will talk to you and communicate with you about ypur child. They even have a similar schedule as aps schools for parent teacher conferences to let you know how your child is developing. The price of the day care is really great too! Thanks egk you guys are all awesome!

-Cross' Family-

My son has been going to East gate for three months' now. From the moment we walked in the door we knew this was the place we wanted our son to attend. They care so much about the children and their families. We couldn't ask for a better center for our son to attend. Thank you for making us feel right at home since day one.

-Francine Hanks-