Region IX Head Start, a Head Start Program of Ruidoso, NM

237 Service Road
Ruidoso NM 88345-6103
Contact Phone
(575) 257-2368
Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled low-income children and families. In addition, services are also provided to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. The REC IX Head Start (REC IX-HS) program is operated by the Region IX Education Cooperative and supported by local public schools.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
HOW TO ENROLL : The REC IX-HS office is located at Nob Hill Early Childhood Center, 103 Sutton, Ruidoso, New Mexico. The staff will provide interested families with an application and an instruction sheet that lists the documents needed to determine if a family is eligible for the program. To qualify, families must meet certain federal poverty guidelines, live within Lincoln County, and the applying children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st. Applications are available at all sites and at the annual Child Find screening process. Documents needed to determine eligibility are the child's birth certificate, immunization record, insurance card if applicable, and the 12 months of family income.
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