Project SEAL (Social, Emotional & Academic Learning)


Children are most vulnerable during the hours after they are dismissed from school until the time a parent or guardian gets home. This critical time period can have a huge impact on a child’s development, and consequently their chances to be successful in the future.


Since 2007, CFL has been providing a safe after school environment for low-income, underprivileged children in our community…an environment that encourages kids to tap into their inner creativity – whether it’s teaching them how to play guitar, build cool structures out of Legos, expressing themselves through drawing, painting, or working with clay… these hands-on experiences offer them opportunities to just be kids and “have fun”.

Additionally, CFL provides at-risk elementary students with literacy, math, science, and social tools designed to strengthen student emotional endurance and create an environment that gives them the support to achieve academic, social and emotional success.

CFL provides opportunities to receive mental health services, supporting the health and well being of families enrolled in Project SEAL – services are provided by professional Interns enrolled in a graduate level Clinical Counseling or Social Work program.

Project SEAL After School programs are currently in the following schools:

Albuquerque Sign Language Academy  (21st Century Community Learning Center)
620 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Site Coordinator: Savannah Rivera, (505)-934-3251

Click HERE for handbook

Altura Preparatory

8650 Alameda Blvd NE Bldg 2B
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122

Site Coordinator: Mariana Silva -(505) 242-3353

Apache ES

12800 Copper Street NE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

Site Coordinator: (505) 242-3353

Click HERE for handbook

Bel-Air ES (21st Century Community Learning Center)
4725 Candelaria Rd NE  Albuquerque, NM 87110

Site Coordinator: Tamarah Fredrickson (505) 358-5726

Click HERE for handbook

Chelwood ES (21st Century Community Learning Center)
12701 Constitution Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112

Site Coordinator: Melissa Parish (505) 715-3543

Click HERE for handbook

Coronado ES

601 4th St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Site Coordinator: Lucia Vidaca – (505) 242-3353

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Edward Gonzales ES

554 90th Street SW

Albuquerque, NM 87121

Site Coordinator: Nikole Stellmon, (505)242-3353

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Helen Cordero ES

8800 Eucariz SW

Albuquerque, NM 87121

Site Coordinator: Tialisa Gurule

(505) 242-3353

Click HERE for handbook

Painted Sky ES  (21st Century Community Learning Center)
8101 Gavin Rd. NW  Albuquerque, NM 87120

(505) 242-3353

Click HERE for handbook

Reginald Chavez ES

2700 Mountain Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 242-3353

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Whittier Elementary ES

1110 Quincy St SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

(505) 242-3353

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Program Information


Registration Fee’s and Weekly Tuition

Community For Learning accepts checks, money orders or credit card. We do not accept cash. Payments may be made at the program site. To ensure proper credit, please write your child’s first and last name on the memo line of your check. If you have any questions about your account, please contact the Site Coordinator at the school.

Registration Fee- $25.00 per family

Tuition for Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, Bel-Air ES, Chelwood ES & Painted Sky ES

Free after school program- Funded by NM Public Education Department through 21st Century Community Learning Grant (US Department of Education Grant.

Financial Assistance

 Child Care Assistance is available

If you qualify for financial assistance, your co-payment will be based on the size of your family and your family’s income.

How to Apply for Child Care Assistance

Take the following documentation to the Child Care Services Bureau at 3401 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (South of Comanche Exit on West Side of I-25).  Their phone number is 841-4800.  Applications are accepted on a walk-in basis Monday thru Friday between 8:00AM- 4:00PM.

You must have the following documentation:

  • A completed and signed child care application (DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING BELOW).
  • Picture ID for head of household.
  • Social Security Cards for all household members.
  • Birth Certificates for all children (not only those who would attend NMCFL).
 Verification (paycheck stub for one month) of income including child support, SSI.
  • Verification of school attendance, if applicable (class schedule).
  • Verification of residency (lease agreement, utility bill).
  • The name of child care provider is NMCFL @ ___________ Elementary School.

Hours of Operation

Before-School Program (where applicable): 
7AM – school start time.

After-School Program: 
School dismissal – until 6 PM.


We are closed:

Community For Learning after school programs will follow the APS Schedule.

 Snow Days/Emergency Closing: Community For Learning will follow the decision and schedule of APS on snow days. When school is delayed or canceled because of snow or an emergency, the after school program will follow the same schedule. When there is a morning delay due to weather, the before school program will be cancelled.