Who We are

Kids Under Construction, Inc. (KUCI) provides exceptional child care and early childhood education for children ages two to five years old (Pre-K only).  As an outreach ministry of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, we are committed to providing Biblically based and developmentally appropriate preschool program in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.  Each one of our highly qualified and trained staff meets the requirements of state regulations for the operation of a Preschool and Day Care.  In addition, KUCI is fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International.  KUCI has a five-star license with the State of New Mexico and is regulated by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Our mission

Kids Under Construction, Inc. (KUCI) is a Christian preschool committed to providing a Biblically-based, developmentally appropriate program in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.

curriculum statement

We believe that each child is a unique creation, a child of God. Children experience learning through various activities including through play.  At KUCI, positive reinforcement is practiced as part of a program that includes self-selection as well as teacher-directed activities in music, art, language, motor development, science, creative play and sensory experiences.

our staff

Our staff are carefully chosen to meet the philosophy of KUCI.  In addition, KUCI and all staff members meet the State of New Mexico’s requirements for the operation of Preschool and Day Care, as well as the requirements set by the Association Christian Schools International.  We hold a five-star license with the State of New Mexico and are regulated by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.


Here are a few things others had to say about KUCI...


"What you will find at Kids Under Construction are very qualified, loving teachers doing a wonderful job of teaching preschool children.  When looking at the children, you will see kids having a great time in a safe and healthy environment, not even realizing they are learning."

-Parent of former KUCI student


"KUCI is a safe, enriching and exemplary program with a postive reputation in the community.  The teachers care about the well-being of each and every child enrolled."

-Neighbor of KUCI


"The program is commended for "The seasoned, long-term staff who have a depth of expertise, a richness of faith experiences, and reflect a deep understanding of and love for the preschool and its children."

-Association of Christian Schools International accreditation committee, 2015