Doña Ana County Head Start Administration Component Amanda Gibson-Smith, Director Our Children, Our Future Our Bright Students
A child grows and develops at an extraordinarily rapid pace during the first five years of life. During this period, environmental factors have a significant impact. Such positive facts as involvement in a variety of activities, opportunities for positive stimulation, and extensive interaction with other children and adults all can help enhance a child’s development and later learning capability. High quality, comprehensive early childhood development programs help to lay the foundation on which many children can build the basic skills they must have for success in school and later in their lives.