The Division of Child and Family Development Services has a partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools and community agencies to offer comprehensive child and family development programs whose mission is to promote empowerment of families, including teen parents by, enhancing the unique strengths of each family through intensive, comprehensive and integrated supported services. These services include an Early Head Start Program with eight sites for income eligible families with children birth to 3 years of age and 18 child development centers for preschool children, ages 3-5 years of age, of working or student parents who meet income guidelines.
The child development centers emphasize developmentally appropriate curriculum including early literacy in a safe, quality, learning environment. The Division of Child and Family Development Services is committed to supporting families in working towards self-sufficiency and raising a generation of healthy, self-realized children as a basic foundation for economic development.
- Early Head Start Program (0 to 3 years)
- Child Development Center Program (3 to 5 years)
- Pre-Kindergarten Center Program (4 to 5 years)