Ms. Kelli’s House Inc.


At Ms. Kelli’s House  Infant/Toddler Center and the MKH Preschool Academy are all-inclusive, nut-free centers working with children of all abilities, cultures, backgrounds, and socio-economic levels. Because children learn at many different levels, learning is play-based with activities to scaffold their individual creativity.  Curriculum is created around themes and activities that are academically and developmentally appropriate following FOCUS Guidelines and New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines using Essential Indicators through the NM Public Education Department



Welcome to MKH!


Ms. Kelli’s House Inc. has two small, privately owned centers, located in Paradise Hills on the west side of Albuquerque just next door to each other. MKH Early Learning Center focuses on infants and toddlers, ages 6 weeks-3 years.  MKH Preschool Academy focuses on preschool and pre-k with children ages 3-51/2 years old.

I am very proud to say our teachers are well seasoned, long standing employees here at MKH and very passionate about early childhood development.  With a degree from CNM, UNM and/or NM HIghlands, in-house leadership and extra training classes, we strive to be the best we can be to fit the needs of your child.  We have a great community here and would love to see if it’s a good fit for you.

2021-2022 School Year

MKH is getting ready to start the pre-enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year for your preschool children. Here is what to consider:

  1. Children must be 3 before September 1st.
  2. The NM Pre-k Mixed Ages Program is Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 and follows the APS school calendar. Home visits will begin virtually, the beginning of August to all enrolled families. Preschool is in-person and masks will probably still be required at that time.
  3. Lunch and snack are provided daily to all children.
  4. 90 hours of Family engagement is required but comes in all fun forms without actually entering the classroom.
  5. COVID safe practices are in effect at all times.
  6. March 5th will start the process of retaining registration forms and locking in spots.

You can email Kelli at or call the preschool academy at 505-890-1811 for more information.

Happy June! Let’s play!

 What are you doing this summer?  Any plans?

At MKH we are going to play and have fun.  With the new restrictions of small class sizes, we offer a clean and safe atmosphere with lots of imagination and play based learning for the summer months.  School will start again in August and we want our friends to enjoy their summer with fun games and socializing with other children again.  Come join us!

Holiday Hours for Center

Ms. Kelli’s House Infant Center and MKH Preschool Academy are closed for the followings Holidays:

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Closed Wed-Fri Nov. 21-23

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Closed Monday-Tuesday December 24-January 1, 2019.

When we re-open in January, our hours will be:





Just Playing: A poem.

Just Playing

By:  Anita Wadley, Edmond Oklahoma

When I am building in the block area, please don’t say I’m “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balances and shapes.

Who knows, I may be an architect someday.

When I am getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don’t get the idea that I’m “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m expressing myself and being creative.  I may be an artist or an inventor someday.

When you see me sitting in a chair and reading to an imaginary audience, please don’t laugh and think I’m “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a teacher someday.

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs or packing my pockets with choice things I find, don’t pass it off as “just play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a scientist someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some “play thing” at my school, please don’t feel that time is wasted in “play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.  I may be in business someday.

When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is “just play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to follow directions and see differences.  I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don’t say I’m, “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning how my body works.  I may be a doctor, nurse or athlete someday.

When  you ask me what I’ve done at school today and I say I “just played”, please don’t misunderstand me.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to enjoy and be successful at my work.  I’m preparing for tomorrow.  Today, I am a child and my work is play.