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Ready to Enroll Your Child in Head Start?

Welcome to West Las Vegas Head Start

Not just a Head Start, the RIGHT START

Experienced Teachers

Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs employ experienced teachers ready to love and teach every child.

Babies Welcome

The Early Head Start program accepts babies as early as 6 weeks in age,

Quality Education

West Las Vegas Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide an educational environment perfect for nurturing growing minds and bodies.

Nutritional Meals

All students receive a nutritional breakfast, snack, and lunch as part of a holistic approach to learning.
In a nutshell

Our philosophy is learning through play as we offer a stimulating environment for children.

Head Start

Children ages 3 through 5 attend the Head Start Program Monday through Friday 7:45 am – 3:00 pm


Early Head Start

Early Head Start accepts infants-age 6 weeks through age 2 and attends Monday through Friday 7:45 am – 3:00 pm.

West Las Vegas Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

Providing the utmost of comprehensive early childhood services to the community of Las Vegas and surrounding areas

Who is Eligible

– All families who live in San Miguel County
– Pregnant Women
– Children who are age 6 weeks to 5 years old
– families must be income-eligible

Free Services

– Speech Therapy
– Physical Therapy
– Occupational Therapy
– Family Services
– Special Education Services (DD)
– Parent Trainings
– Developmental Screenings
– School Aligned Curriculum
– Vision & Hearing Screenings

Application Process

1. Application
2. Current Physical & Dental Exam
3. Immunization Record
4. Birth Record- State/Baptismal/Hospital
5. Verification of Income- W-2/Income Tax/Check Stubs
6. Insurance/Medicaid


– Research Based Curriculum: Frog Street, Splash Intro Pre-K
– Health Curriculum (CHILE) Child Health Initiative for Life Long Eating & Exercise Plus
– Physical Education
– Mental Health
Our Classes
Our program offers seven dedicated classes to Head Start & three dedicated classes to Early Head Start
We have been educating children for over fifteen years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.
Daily Schedules
Student Calendar
Individual attention in a small-class setting
Opportunities to carry out scientific investigations
Positive learning environment for your child

  Early Head Start
Elaine Hoogerhuis

Class Size  8
Yvonne AvilaHead Start
Yvonne Avila

Age 4-5
Class Size 20
Miranda VigilHead Start
Miranda Vigil

Age  Birth to 1 year
Class Size  8

Paula LujanHead Start
Paula Lujan

Age  4-5
Class Size  20



Award Letters
Monthly Expenditure Report
Approved Budgets


Program Information Report
Annual Report
Annual Self Assessment Report
Strategic Five Year Plan
T&TA Plan
Community Assessment
Independent Audit
CLASS Report


NHSA Connections
Nutrition Nuggets
The Headliner
The Early Years
The Early Years Spanish

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Board Meeting Agenda
Board Meeting Minutes
Policy Council Agenda
Policy Council Minutes
Parent Meeting Minutes


Early Childhood Center
Early Head Start
Tony Serna
Program Year


Purchase Requisition
Travel Reimbursement
W-9 Form
WLV Policy Manual
Non-Certified Application
Contact Us
Our postal address and contact details

Mailing Address

West Las Vegas Head Start & Early Head Start
179 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701


Head Start Administration Office (505) 426-2830
Early Childhood Center (ECC) (505) 454-2714
Tony Serna (505) 426-2621

Physical Addresses

West Las Vegas Head Start & Early Head Start
Administration Office
1107 Montezuma Ave.
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Early Childhood Center (ECC)
1022 9th St.
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Tony Serna
1725 New Mexico Ave.
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Pick Up & Drop Off Schedule

Early Head Start & Head Start
Drop Off: 7:30 AM
Pick Up: 3:00 PM