Head Start Program

What is Head Start?

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from age three to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.




Otero College Child Development Services provides services in Otero, Crowley, Bent, and Prowers counties. Our centers are located in Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford and Manzanola. You can find the closest center to you by visiting our locations page. Details on the services we provide are available on our services page.