YDI Early Head Start provides services for 136 infants and toddlers, and 8 pregnant mothers in center-based and home-based programs. The program serves infants andtoddlers from 6 weeks to 3 years old until they can successfully transition into the Head Start Program.
YDI operates Early Head Start in three New Mexico counties, serving infants/toddlers in a center-based, full day, full year program in Bernalillo County, home-based programs in Rio Arriba County, and both center-based and home-based programs in Taos County. Pregnant moms receive prenatal supportive services in a home based program in Bernalillo County. After the child is born he/she is enrolled in the center-based Early Head Start program.
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.
Funded by the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), YDI offers comprehensive expanded "wrap-around" services for 28 infants and toddlers at the La Mariposa Early Head Start center. The expanded, "wrap-around" Early Head Start classrooms will have expanded hours in the morning and late afternoon. The hours of operation are from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Priority for this service will be given to New Mexico Works/TANF participants. This will allow New Mexico Works/TANF participants to fulfill their work/job training requirements.
The Medicaid Enrollment Program enrolls eligible children in both Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Families receive assistance in the enrollment process to ensure that children receive appropriate health care. YDI enrolls over 200 children per month and during the enrollment process refers families to other social service and health care service providers.
For more information call 505-352-3463
Medicaid Enrollment Program is designed to enroll children and their families in Medicaid and SCHIP in Valencia.
For Pregnant Women , Children, Families and Individuals
YDI Valencia and First Choice Offer a range of opportunities to get your children on Health Insurance. New Mexico Medicaid provides coverage for Children ages 0-19. You can also apply for Family JUL Insurance, pregnancy related services and prenatal care or Family Planning Services available to women with children or child baring age. Also there is the State Coverage Insurance for individuals ages 19 to 64. Medicare Individuals may qualify to get help paying for Part A and/or Part B premiums.
All services are based on household size and income.
Para Ninos Mujeres Embarazadas , Familias y Individuales
YDI Valencia y First Choice ofrece varias oportunidades para obtener cobertura de salud para sus hijos. Medicaid de Nuevo Mexico ofrece cobertura a ninos de 0-19 anos. (No importa el estado legal del padre para aplicar para sus hijos en Medicaid )
Tambien puede aplicar para servicios para familias de bajos ingresos, o para mujeres embarazadas, cuidado prenatal y servicios de planeo familiar para mujeres con ninos o mayores de 19 anos. Para individuales de edades de 19 a 64 esta la aseguranza del estado. Individuales con aseguranza Medicare pueden calificar para pagar los premios de la aseguranza.
Estos servicios son disponibles dependiendo la cantidad de miembros en su hogar y sus ingresos.
Funded by the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), YDI offers a high quality preschool program for four-year old children in selected areas of Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties. Children are served in half day (morning or afternoon) classes. There is no income requirement for this program. Children must be four-years old and be attending kindergarten the following year.