Early Learning Center

La Vida Felicidad’s Child Care program provides integrated developmental child care services to families of children, ages six weeks to 5 years.

In 2010 La Vida Felicidad earned our 4-star CYFD licensure, making us the highest quality child care center in Valencia County.

Our hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.  Our center is located at 530 Sun Ranch Village  Rd in Los Lunas, New Mexico.  We accept CYFD subsidized funding.


La Vida’s child care program accepts children from six weeks to five years of age.  Children will be enrolled on a first-come, first-service basis. When the classes have been filled to capacity, we will place your child/family’s name on a waiting list for the next available space.

My daughter is celebrated for her individuality!  She is encouraged and learns and I know she is safe.”

Early Learning Center Services

The La Vida child care center enables your child to play and learn in a small group setting that promotes curiosity, imagination and exploration.  We maintain a low child-to-teacher ratio and offer a child-centered, culturally inclusive, preschool curriculum that is tailored to each child’s strengths and needs. We incorporate developmentally appropriate activities that respect the child’s strengths and needs as an individual.

The program recognizes that all children’s learning takes place in the context of relationships and that the attachment between the child and parent supports all other areas of development.  Additionally, the program recognizes that the relationship between the parents and the child care staff is a critical factor in the child’s daily life.

Highlights of the La Vida child care program are:

  • Services are family-centered and are provided in ways that strengthen the family’s ability to meet the developmental needs of their child.
  • Services are individualized for each child and family and are based on the concerns, priorities, and resources identified by the family.
  • Services are provided in a strengths-based approach that builds on the child’s abilities and acknowledges the family’s resources.
  • Staff to child ratios not only meet, but exceed the CYFD requirements.
  • Developmental activities are incorporated into the child’s typical daily routines as much as possible, for example, playtime, nap time, and mealtime.


Ages 2 years – 5 years:

  • Weekly Rate: $ 95.00
  • Daily Rate: $ 22.00 per day (more than 4 hours)

Ages six weeks up to 2 years:

  • Weekly Rate: $ 110.00
  • Daily Rate: $ 25.00 per day (more than 4 hours)

Second child receives a $5.00 discount

To have a place that I know my children are safe, learning new things everyday and are truly cared for is priceless to me.

Please contact Lucietta Begay at Lucietta@lvfnm.org  if you are interested in learning more about our Early Learning Center or call 505-565-1614.