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Family Services

Our mission is to provide school readiness and support the development of the whole child, through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.

Our purpose is to enhance children’s physical, social-emotional, language, math, science and intellectual development, through individualized learning experiences.

Administrative Offices

Contact us:
526 S Alameda Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Clinic: 575-532-2002

Mon – Fri
(Lunes – Viernes)
8:00am – 5:00pm

Early Head Start

Contact us:
4101 Sam Steel Way
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Clinic: 575-532-0515

Mon – Fri
(Lunes – Viernes)
8:00am – 5:00pm

Sunland Park

Contact us:
4926 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM 88063

Mon – Fri
(Lunes – Viernes)
8:00am – 5:00pm

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 – Based Services

  • Our Early Head Start programs promotes school readiness
  • Development of the whole child through individualized learning experiences
  • 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 4 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

Early Head Start Services

  • Home Visits As Requested
  • Parent Education
  • Fetal Development
  • Prenatal Development
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Socializations
  • Family Needs Assessment
  • Family Partnership Agreements
  • Social Service Referrals
  • Enhance Social-Emotional Development
  • Health Services Follow Up & Referrals
  • Parental Involvement

LCDF-EHS staff work in partnership with parents in establishing goals for their infants, toddlers and family. Early Head Start staff support parents as they engage in sensitive and responsive interactions.

LCDF-EHS also provides education, guidance, and helps parents to advocate on behalf of their young children.

Parents are encouraged to participate in Parent Committees and Policy Council. LCDF-EHS goal is to empower parents to be their children’s first and most influential teachers.

Print Application Here:
Expectant Mom Service

How To Apply with Early Head Start

Stop by the center to fill out an application and bring copies of the following documents with you:

  • Immunization Record
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Parent (s) ID ♥
  • Utility Bill ♥
  • School Schedule (if parent is attending school) ♥
  • Medicaid or Other Health Insurance ♥
  • Current Income Tax Copies Or 4 Of Your Most Recent Check Stubs ♥
  • Proof of TANF, grants & scholarships (if applicable) ♥

Pregnant women please bring documents with a heart. ♥

Print Applications Here:

Click here for the Early Head Start Program Application.

Click here for the Expectant Mom Program Application.

For more information please call 575-532-0515 or 575-532-2002.

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. (Not all prohibited basis apply to all programs.)

LCDF Early Head Start does not provide transportation but does provide bus passes for families in need of transportation.

Early Head Start Brochures

What is Early Head Start Brochure

Early Head Start Flyer

Community Wide Survey – These questions are designed to collect information about strengths and needs in Doña Ana County and to improve the services. Please complete and fax to 575-532-0524.

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