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Dona Ana Head Start applicant recruitment underway

The Dona Ana County Head Start program, sponsored by New Mexico State University, is accepting applications for the 200708 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 to 4 years old or have a diagnosed developmental delay, and their families must meet federal income guidelines. Children who are 4 years old before Sept. 1 are given priority. Children with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, parents should take proof of income, including school scholarships or financial aid, a state birth certificate, a current immunization record, Social Security card and Medicaid or insurance card, if applicable, to one of the following Head Start centers:

NMSU Head Start, Myrna's Children's Village, (505) 6462889.
Companeros/Head Start Myrna's Children's Village, (505) 6464708.
Lester Head Start, 2200 Lester Ave., Las Cruces, (505) 5278695.
Mesilla Head Start, Mesilla Community Center, (505) 5271006.
Vado Head Start, Vado Community Center, (505) 2332401.
Anthony I Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (505) 8822010.
Anthony II Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (505)8827924.
Anthony III Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (505) 8821109.
Anthony IV Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (505) 8823258.
For more information contact Elisa A. West at (505) 6478733, Ext. 114.