Head Start Preschool

In partnership with Head Start, Youth Development Inc. operates 30 Head Start centers; 20 in Bernalillo County, and 10 centers in Taos and Rio Arriba County. NAEYC accredited, our program provides free high-quality preschool and child care for children ages 3-5. If you have a younger child and are in need of infant child care, ages 6 weeks to 3, please visit our Early Head Start program page. 

Head Start is the national commitment to give every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. In the 50+ years since its inception, Head Start has improved the lives of more than 37 million children and their families. Head Start alumni—or “Head Start babies,” as they often call themselves—are in all walks of the nation’s life.

Find Your Preschool

Kirtland

3530 Gibson Blvd. SE

Phone: (505) 255-2085
Ages: 3yrs to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Centro de Amor

309 Stover Ave. SW

Phone: (505) 212-7267
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Embudo

8000 Mountain Rd. NE

Phone: (505) 212-7335
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes!

Chico

150 General Bradley St. NE

Phone: (505) 299-3262
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Mesa Verde

7900 Marquette Ave. NE

Phone: (505) 232-0086
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Highland

4700 Coal Ave. SE

Phone: (505) 255-4568
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Heights

2520 Virginia St. NE

Phone: (505) 212-7318
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes!

Alameda

9800 4th Street NW

Phone: (505) 792-1284
Ages: 3yrs to 5yrs

Summer School? No

SIPI

9169 Coors Blvd. NW

Phone: (505) 922-6524
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

All Year Program!

Job Corps

1500 Indian School Rd. NW

Phone: (505) 222-4114
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes!

La Mariposa

801 Mountain Rd. SW

Phone: (505) 212-7301
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes!

Reginald Chavez

2700 Mountain Rd. NW

Phone: (505) 244-0330
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Mel Aragon

5317 2nd St. SW

Phone: (505) 877-2750
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Pedro Baca

1700 El Centro Familiar Blvd SW

Phone: (505) 212-7284
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes

Severo T. Padillas

2525 Los Padillas Rd. SW

Phone: (505) 873-3841
Ages: 3ys to 5yrs

Summer School? No

South Valley CNM

5816 Isleta Blvd. SW

Phone: (505) 873-0905
Ages: 18 months to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes!

Westside Community Center

1250 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105

Phone: (505) 508-4625
Ages: 3yrs to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Mary Ann Binford

1400 Corriz Rd. SW

Phone: (505) 836-0276
Ages: 3yrs to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Abiquiu Head Start

Abiquiu Head Start

Phone: (505) 685-4084
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Sonrisa de Chimayo

State Road 76, CR80

Phone: (505) 351-4142
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Espanola Head Start

340 N. Railroad Ave.

Phone: (505) 747-1456
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Hernandez

Hernandez Elementary, Hwy. 84

Phone: (505) 747-2439
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Velarde

Velarde Elementary, Hwy. 68

Phone: (505) 852-1300
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Llano Quemado

5816 Isleta Blvd. SW

Phone: (575) 758-3425
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? Yes!

Vadito

5 Picuris Rd.

Phone: (575) 587-2337
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Questa

148 Embargo Rd.

Phone: (575) 586-0585
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Arroyos Del Norte

405 Hondo Seco Rd.

Phone: (575) 776-8656
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Camino Real Academy

3613 Isleta Blvd.

Phone: (505) 314-2214, Ext. 17
Ages: 6wks to 5yrs

Summer School? No

Early Head Start/Head Start are two of the most successful federally-funded preschool 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. YDI has more than 30 centers throughout New Mexico and is completely free

Interested?

Bernalillo County: 505.212.7239

Rio Arriba & Taos County: 505.352.3444

 

Free and healthy meals were served to our students last year!

“I started my journey with YDI when I volunteered in my daughter’s preschool classroom and now my husband and I are employees. I am very grateful to this day that YDI has allowed me to work for them and I have been able to continue my schooling and get my degree in early childhood education.”

– Rosalinda de Orenda

“YDI’s preschool was the most rewarding thing I could have done. Knowing how much my kids have learned and grown academically has been incredible. I am forever grateful for the impact their teachers have had on our lives.”

– Monica Roybal

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