Child First

Through the New Mexico Workforce Connection, YDI operates the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act program (WIOA) in the Central Region of New Mexico; Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance counties. The program helps those aged 16-24 find a job you’ll enjoy!


Child First is an evidence-based, early childhood, mental health program that supports
very young children (prenatal to age 5) and families who face major adversity. The
intervention builds resilience and promotes healing to prevent the damaging effects of
poverty, trauma, abuse, neglect, and chronic stress.

Are you a parent who:
  • Feels overwhelmed by the behavior or emotions of your young children
  • Has experienced depression, trauma, family violence, homelessness, or other
  • Feels stressed and hopeless
  • Needs support and services for your child and other family members
  • Has children with difficult behaviors or delays in their development or learning
Child First services are:
  • FREE to you and your family
  • Available in English and Spanish
Who is Eligible?
  • Anyone who is pregnant
  • Children under age 6


Please use the contact form below.



youth received job placement and training throughout Central NM last year!

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