Children in Need of Services Inc., (CHINS) has three child development centers located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. We are proud to offer the New Mexico Pre-K program at our sites for 4 year-old children that may not have access to a high quality early childhood experience. We use the NM PreK Early Learning Guidelines and Essential Indicators to design our curriculum around the individual needs of the child. Each week we send home small projects that parents and children work on together to involve the whole family. We have three parent-teacher conferences each year beginning with the home visit early in the fall to help each child get to know us in their most comfortable environment. We have parent advisory committee meetings quarterly and welcome the participation of all parents. At the end of the year we have a special ceremony to mark this momentous beginning to their educational future.
Our mission is to provide an inexpensive, safe and consistent learning environment for the children of Otero County so that they may feel safe and are able to SEE, BELIEVE and will WANT TO ACHIEVE. Our programs provide a structured environment that encourages the child’s social, emotional and intellectual success. We promote children’s growth through play, exploration and choices.
Full House has two NM PreK sessions with space for 20 children in each session. Full House AM PreK session is from 8-11 and the PM session is from 11:30 to 2:30. Sessions run Monday through Friday and wrap around day care is available for a separate charge. We are located at 1815 North Florida. This site first opened its doors in August of 1994 and has been a NM PreK program provider since 2006.
Children’s House offers one NM PreK session with space for 10 children. We are open Monday through Friday from 6am-6pm and our Pre K is from 8:00-11:00 Monday through Friday. Wrap around day care is available for a separate charge. We are located at 2598 Medical Drive and opened our doors in July of 2007.
Full House Too is our newest location, opening in January of 2011 with two NM PreK sessions and space for 20 children in each. Full House Too AM PreK session is from 8-11 and the PM session is from 11:30 to 2:30. Sessions run Monday through Friday and wrap around day care is available for a separate charge.
All sessions are three hours long and the NM PreK portion of the day is free to age-eligible children. Session hours are: 8-11am and 11:30-2:30pm daily. Breakfast is served to the AM students and lunch to the PM students.
Full House is accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Children’s House is accredited with National Accreditation Council and both have achieved the state’s highest level of licensing in New Mexico – Level 5.