Early Childhood Education

In partnership with Head Start, Youth Development Inc. operates 28 Head Start centers; 18 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.

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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