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Head Start seeks applicants

The Dona Ana County Head Start program, which is sponsored by New Mexico State University, has begun to accept applications for the 2008-09 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, and their families must meet federal income guidelines.

Families that have children with any disability are encouraged to apply. Children who are 4 years old before Sept. 1 are given priority.

To apply, parents should take proof of income, including school scholarships and 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, (575) 646-2889
Companeros/Head Start, Myrna's Children's Village, (575) 646-4708
Lester Head Start, 2200 Lester Ave., Las Cruces, (575) 527-8695
Mesilla Head Start, Mesilla Community Center, (575) 527-1006
Vado Head Start, Vado Community Center, (575) 233-2401
Anthony I Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (575) 882-2010
Anthony II Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (575) 882-7924
Anthony III Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (575) 882-1109
Anthony IV Head Start, Anthony Elementary School, (575) 882-3258
For more information, contact Elisa West at (575) 647-8733, ext. 114.