Extended Care

YDI Early Childhood Division offers full day (10 hours) care for children ages 3-5, to support families in Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties.


This extension to the Head Start day offers exciting, high quality preschool learning and exploration concepts that focus on nutrition, health, safety, and, most importantly, school readiness.  Children can explore, experiment, problem solve, and create with open play, music and movement, art, physical fitness, reading, writing, math, science, and outdoor activities.

Extended care is available to families enrolled in other YDI Early Childhood programs, and is funded through the Child Care Assistance Program, which subsidizes the cost of child care for low-income and working families.  Families can apply for the Child Care Assistance Program at www.cyfd.org.

For more information, call:

Bernalillo County- 505-212-7239

Taos and Rio Arriba Counties- 505-747-0502