GIVING LAS CRUCES AN EARLY HEAD START
Free Child Development services to eligible low income families with children birth to 3 years of age and pregnant women. Parents of children with disabilities and fathers are strongly encouraged to apply. Families must reside in the Las Cruces City limits and the Las Cruces Public Schools District.

ABOUT US
La Clinica de Familia Early Head Start (LCDF-EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. Our purpose is to enhance children’s physical, social-emotional, language and intellectual development; to assist parents in fulfilling their parental role as their child’s first teacher; and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency. LCDF-EHS also provides services to infants/ toddlers with disabilities. To qualify you must reside within Las Cruces city limits, Las Cruces Public Schools District, and meet the income guidelines.

LCDF-EHS services are provided both in a classroom setting (Center-Based Services) and through regularly scheduled visits with the child and his/her parents in the home (Home-Based Services). Services to Expectant Moms are provided through regularly scheduled visits in the home.

CENTER AND HOME BASED SERVICES

Center – Based Services

  • High Quality Child Care
  • Parent Education
  • Family Needs Assessment
  • Family Partnership Agreements
  • Child Development
  • Social Service, Early Intervention, and Mental Health Referrals as needed
  • Screenings & Assessments for Infants & Toddlers
  • Enhance Social-Emotional Development
  • Strict, low Ratios (1 teacher to four children)

Home – Based Services

  • Weekly 90 minute Home Visits
  • Parent Education
  • Child Development
  • Socialization Events Twice a Month
  • Family Needs Assessment
  • Family Partnership Agreements
  • Social Service, Early Intervention, and Mental Health Referrals as needed
  • Screenings & Assessments for Infants & Toddlers
  • Enhance Social-Emotional Development

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Early Head Start

Hours: 8am – 5pm, Mon – Fri

Contact us:
NMSU Campus
4101 Sam Steel Way Bldg. 500
Las Cruces, NM 88003

(575) 532-0515

Administrative Offices

Hours 8am – 5pm, Mon – Fri

Contact us:
Bonita Plaza
2801 E. Missouri Ste. 22
Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 532-2002