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NMSU-sponsored Head Start program accepting applications for 2015-16 school year

The Doña Ana County Head Start program, sponsored by New Mexico State University, is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.


Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that offers educational, medical, dental, nutritional, psychological and other services to families. To qualify, children must be 3-5 years old and their families must meet federal income guidelines. The program encourages families with children who have a diagnosed developmental delay to apply. Children who are 4 years old before September 1 are given priority.

To apply, parents must provide proof of income that shows total family income such as their 2014 tax return, three or more pay stubs, a written statement from their employer, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) documentation, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) scholarships, financial aid and I-20 Form if applicable. Parents should also take verification of the child’s age such as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport or hospital record.

Applications may be filed at any one of the following centers:

• NMSU Head Start, Myrna’s Children Village, Las Cruces, (575) 646-2889
• Compañeros/Head Start Sam Steel & Williams Myrna’s Children Village. Las Cruces, (575) 646-4708.
• Lester Head Start, 2200 Lester Ave., Las Cruces, (575) 527-8695
• Vado Head Start, Vado Community Center, Vado, N.M. (575) 233-2401
• Berino Head Start, Berino Elementary School, Berino, N.M. (575)882-2010
• Anthony I Head Start, 609 Church St., Anthony, N.M. (575) 882-3258
• Anthony II Head Start, 609 Church St., Anthony, N.M. (575) 882-7924
• Anthony III Head Start, 609 Church St., Anthony, N.M. (575) 882- 1109
• Anthony Early Head Start, 609 Church St., Anthony, N.M. (575) 882-5282
• Anthony Home Based Program, 609 Church St., Anthony N.M. (575) 882-4254

For more information contact Elisa A. West at (575) 647-8733, Ext. 114 or email at elisherr@nmsu.edu.