Mission Statement: Our mission is to maximize the potential of every child in our region and ensure every child has access to high quality early child development and education by:
Raising awareness about the importance of the child development from prenatal through the early years
Advocating for a greater public/private investment in our youngest citizens
Encouraging collaboration to improve our early care and education systems
Vision Statement: Our vision is to develop a communtiy-wide system that advocates for early-childhood services for ALL our children so that they will be successful in life.
The Children’s Reading Foundation of Luna County
This organization that believes that communicating
with young children is the best way to prepare the children for success in
school and life. Parents and Guardians can listen, talk, write and read
to children, our programs builds those skills through workshops and giving
books to families to grow in the fun and skills of communicating to one
another. Contact the Foundation through 575-546-2590.
New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program Early Intervention Provider in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties. ATI provides services and supports to families of children age birth to three who have or who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Early Intervention services include support from a team of highly qualified professionals in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, developmental instruction, family therapy, social work services, nursing, family service coordination etc., and these services are provided at NO cost to families. Amplified Therapy can be contacted at 118 South Iron St. Deming, NM by phone 575-936-4152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHI St. Joseph's Children
Free weekly home visiting and case management services to first time parents. No documentation or income requirements, registration prenatal to 2 months of age. Labor and delivery, breastfeeding and baby massage information also available. CHI St. Joseph's Children can be contacted at 201 E. Pine St, Deming, NM by phone 575-543-5900
New MexicoKids Resources and Referrals
FREE statewide service funded by CYFD that serves to connect families with young children to services in their area. We maintain the state database of all licensed child care homes and centers, registered homes that wish to be referred, early education programs, and home visiting programs. We also refer families to related services in their communities such as financial/child care assistance, WIC, domestic violence resources, and Early Intervention. For more information: http://www.newmexicokids.org/
Luna and Hidalgo Counties Parents as Teachers Program
Offers free home visiting services to any child from prenatal to the age of 5 focusing on encouraging healthy development, strengthening parent child relationships and school readiness. Other available services include breastfeeding support, labor and delivery classes by a registered nurse and lactation educator, a car seat distribution program and infant massage. Parents as Teachers can be reached at 205 E Hemlock, Deming, NM by phone 575-546-9254 or www.parentsasteachers.org
Help NM Head Start and Pre-K Program
An inclusive program that provides comprehensive services to children and families throughout New Mexico/Luna County. The holistic approach not only provides quality early childhood education, it assists families with everything from speech and occupational therapy to housing assistance and mental health consultations. For more information:
Hearts for Autism Deming was created to spread awareness, acceptance, and advocacy for those with autism and their families in our local communities. Composed of parents, special education professionals, therapy professionals, and advocates, our diverse backgrounds allow us to assist in a variety of ways.