Home New Mexico Head Start Programs

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

Recently Updated Center in New Mexico Head Start Program Database:

Haak'u Learning Center (AIAN)
Acoma NM 87034
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
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.
Los Lunas NM 87031-8491
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
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.
Santa Fe NM 87501
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
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.
Walatowa Head Start (AIAN)
Jemez Pueblo NM 87024
The Head Start Program is concerned with the whole child and his/her development. Our goal is to help children achieve a positive self-concept. We want to foster a love of learning that will benefit their academic journey throughout their lifetime. You will find that our Head Start Program is dedicated to helping each child develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. There are seven content areas within the Head Start Program that will assist with the development of an individual child. The seven content areas are: Education, Health, Disabilities, Mental Wellness, Nutrition, Family Services, and Transportation. We believe children learn by doing, by listening, and from one another. Therefore, our program allows children to have a great deal of freedom to explore their environment and to interact with a variety of carefully selected materials. Head Start is an early childhood development program with a planned curriculum. Parents are encouraged to visit at any time.
West Las Vegas Head Start
Las Vegas NM 87701
At the West Las Vegas Head Start, we specialize in understanding the needs and development of preschool-age children, and we are there for both children and parents. We provide a quality preschool experience that is unparalleled. Through the eyes of a preschool child, the world is a mysterious place filled with magic and wonder. Life revolves around play, exploration and imagination. They are quickly learning what they like and what they don’t like, and just who makes them feel safe. It is a special time of life. It is a time you should cherish.
Youth Development, Inc.
Albuquerque NM 87110-7403
Now in its sixteenth year of operation, YDI Early/Head Start experienced dramatic growth since it became the interim Head Start grantee in Bernalillo County in 1995, mirroring the growth of the Early/Head Start Program across the country since President Johnson declared “War on Poverty” in 1964. Sargent Shriver was named head of the War on Poverty program and in December 1964 he asked Dr. Robert Cooke, pediatrician at John Hopkins University, to head a steering committee of specialists in all fields to discuss what should be done for young children.