Compañeros/ Head Start is a model collaborative program between the Las Cruces Public Schools K.I.D.S. Preschool Program, Doña Ana County Head Start and the College of Education at NMSU. This full-inclusion program embraces children’s home languages and cultures. Additionally, the program blends typically and a-typically developing peers, enhances learning, and assists in making the initial public school experience a positive one. Family involvement is seen as central to empowering both the child and family.
This preschool is in session Monday through Thursday. Sessions run from 8:00-11:30 AM and 12:30-4:00 PM. Each session accommodates six children with developmental delays and 12 children from Head Start income eligible families.
For more information, call 575-656-1651.
Applications for Head Start may be obtained from the Doña Ana County
Head Start Administration office or by calling 575-647-8733.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, please call Child Find at 575-527-6076.