The Early Childhood Education & Family Development Division was formed in 1996 to provide high quality early childhood education and family development services.
YDI provides services for over 2,000 families in three New Mexico Counties:
- Rio Arriba
The primary focus of the division is to provide services to children and their families from pregnant women to children five years old. The program focus is to providing support services which include: child education and care, home visitation, family development and engagement, support services for grandparents raising young children, relationship training, and parent training/advocacy.
Services are provided within our 27 NAEYC Accredited Head Start and Early Head Start centers.
Head Start is the premier early education program because it focuses on the whole family. In order for a child to learn, they must be well fed, in good health, and feel nurtured and important. YDI Head Start, Early Head Start, and Pre-K classrooms are staffed by degreed professionals who understand how to teach a love of learning.
For our program outcomes and important statistics, please read our 2015 Annual Report.