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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 28 counties in the state of New Mexico. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.


New Mexico Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties


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Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of education activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Dona Ana County Head Start
Las Cruces NM 88005
5756478733
Doña Ana County Headstart is administered through New Mexico State University, College of Education, and was initiated in 1984. The headstart program services the population around Las Cruces New Mexico, a community of over 85,000 residents. We are presently funded to serve 258 preschool children (3-5 years) and their families. The center based classes are offered in nine locations in Dona Ana County. Of this enrollment population, at least 10% of the children are identified as having a developmental delay/ disability based on state diagostic criteria.
Eastern Plains C.A.A., Inc.
Tucumcari NM 88401-2219
5754611914
Eastern Plains Head Start (EPHS) serves 7 communities throughout Eastern New Mexico. Its administrative offices are located in Tucumcari.
Haak'u Learning Center (AIAN)
Acoma NM 87034
5055526959
The Haak’u Learning Center offers a full five hours of activities, five days a week for children ages 3 to 5 years old. We also include a developmentally appropriate education curriculum and many opportunities for parent and family involvement. We emphasize on an individual approach with children and parents where family strengths and needs are assessed, and goals developed by parents and staff.
HELP - New Mexico, Inc.
Albuquerque NM 87108-5352
5755232411
The Child Development Division of HELP-New Mexico, Inc. serves approximately 555 children, birth to five years of age, in five counties of southern New Mexico (Hidalgo, Luna, Dona Ana, Otero and Sierra). Comprehensive child development and family services are provided through the Head Start Program which is currently funded for 277 children.
Pre-Kindergarten: Children receiving special education services pursuant to state regulations, may be admitted to a pre-kindergarten program in the public schools. Children must be at least three years of age at any time during the school year in which they enroll.
MID-WEST NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
Los Lunas NM 87031-8491
5058660466
Head Start is a national 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 children and families.
Mora Independent Schools
Holman NM 87723
5753873146
The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program is dedicated to serving children three to five years of age and their families in an all-inclusive environment while encouraging family empowerment.
PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL SERVICES
Santa Fe NM 87501
5058203472
Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. The program engages parents in their children's learning and helps them in progressing towards their educational, literacy and employment goals.
Loving Municipal School Head Start
Loving NM 88256
5757452086
Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. SNMCAC currently operates Head Start Centers in Eddy and Chaves Counties.