Early Childhood Education

In partnership with Head Start, Youth Development Inc. operates 30 Head Start centers; 20 in Bernalillo County, and 10 in Taos and Rio Arriba County. The department provides high-quality free early childhood education, family development services, and child care for children from 0 to 5 years old. The Head Start curriculum supports the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of young children and also offers prenatal care and education for pregnant women.

YDI Early Childhood Programs participate in the US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food programs 

Non-Discrimination Statement:  This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.  In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is and equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Preschool Meal Service

Youth Development, Inc. will accept Quotes for Meal Service to Preschool Centers to include approximately 81 Breakfasts and 81 Lunches per day for two (2) YDI Head Start centers in Albuquerque New Mexico total counts may vary per siteThe Request for Quote may be obtained from Youth Development, Inc., by requesting via telephone at (505) 379-0194 or Email purchasing@ydinm.org. Proposals should be submitted no later than September 25, 2020 11:00am MST 

Program Highlights

Head Start Preschool

Early Head Start/Head Start are two of the most successful federally childhood education programs ever created. It promotes the school readiness of children ages 0-5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.


of Head Start Students Demonstrate School Readiness

Pregnant Women’s Program

YDI’s Pregnant Women’s Program provides services and information to future moms during pregnancy.


of Head Start Children Have Health Insurance

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