Early Head Start

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NAPPR’s Early Head Start programs provide in-home visiting support services and child development services for infants and toddlers under age 3 and expectant mothers through two distinct programs, Home-Based and through its Early Head Start Center.


Under NAPPR’sĀ Home-Based program, staff visitĀ expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers within Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Using the Parents as Teachers curriculum, theĀ program provides educational activities, parenting resources, bimonthly socialization and much more. NAPPR staff also administer developmental screenings during 90-minute visits, which are provided to 48 families yearly free of charge.

Early Head Start Center

NAPPR’s Early Head Start Center located at 801 Girard NE in Albuquerque provides child development services for 24 childrenĀ ages 12 months through 36 months.Ā The child care center follows a 1-teacher-to-4-children ratio, and group sizes never exceed eight children in a classroom. The center is licensed through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and currently holds a two-star license. The Early Head Start Center is open year-around Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The Early Head Start program created in the Albuquerque area in March 2010 is more than an educational system — it is a comprehensive program incorporating school-readiness, health, nutrition and access to social services, all services and support to empower the families we serve. The program is dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families living in our community. We also encourage and promote transitional services and activities to prepare children and their families attending local Head Starts, child care centers, pre-k or public school.

How Do You Get Started

If you think you might be interested in our Early Head Start Program or would like to learn more, click the Get Started button below, or call us at (505) 345-6289. One of our Developmental Specialists will then come and meet with you to discuss your questions, concerns and gather some basic information to help us determine next steps.

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