Childhood Education

We offer a variety of programs to care for our communities' smallest members including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K, Parent Education / Home Visiting and Early Intervention. Services are free to eligible families.

Head Start & Early Head Start

Caring for our community begins with caring for its smallest members. Head Start and Early Head Start are federally-funded programs that promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.

In addition to providing a high quality educational foundation for children, these programs also help parents to reach their own personal, educational, and employment goals.

Presbyterian Medical Services has Head Start centers serving children three to five years of age and Early Head Start programs serving children prenatally to three years of age through center-based and, in most locations, home-based programs.

Head Start & Early Head Start Application - Engish

Head Start & Early Head Start Application - Spanish


Our Pre-K program consists of direct services to four-year-old children who will attend kindergarten the following year, providing developmentally appropriate activities for parental involvement. New Mexico Pre-K is a voluntary program funded by the state of New Mexico.

The goals of New Mexico Pre-K are to:

  • Increase access to voluntary high-quality pre-kindergarten programs
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children
  • Expand early childhood community capacity
  • Support linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum
  • Focus on school readiness

Parent Education / Home Visiting Program

The Parent Education / Home Visiting Program serves parents and caregivers of children through five years of age. This includes adoptive and teen parents, as well as expectant parents. The goals are to provide educational services and child development guidance; to ensure that babies are born healthy; children are physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy; children are safe; children and parents have a nurturing relationship; the parents and caregivers are connected to formal and informal supports in the community; and children are ready for school. This program is built on the belief that a parent is their child’s first and most important teacher.


Early Intervention

Roundtree Children’s Developmental Services provides early intervention to all San Juan County families with children birth to three who exhibit a delay, may be at risk for a delay, or who are involved with the New Mexico Children’s Youth and Families Department. Roundtree’s services include family service coordination, developmental instruction, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, nutritional services, and outreach services in conjunction with the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired as well as the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Services are provided at no cost to families.

For a Roundtree Children's Developmental Services Referral Form click HERE.

For the Children's Services Annual Report for 2019-2020 please click HERE.

For more information or to find a service location near you, please call 1-800-477-7633.