Early Childhood Home & Family Services (ECHFS) | Center for Development & Disability | UNM Health System | Albuquerque, New Mexico Translate

The Center for Development & Disability (CDD) offers specialized services for young children, their families and caregivers. Programs are inclusive and respectful of all cultures and families, with a focus on both child and family well-being.

Early Childhood Home and Family Services (ECHFS)

Your little one deserves access to high-quality care and support, no matter what your background is. And as a parent or caregiver, you too deserve a guiding hand when it comes to caring for a young child.

The ECHFS programs connect you with the resources you need to successfully parent children under five who have been hospitalized, have disabilities or who have experienced trauma. Our guiding principle is collaboration—we respect your role as a parent and want to strengthen your bond with your child.

Our programs include:

  • Direct support to community services for families with infants in the NICU
  • Home visiting services for first-time moms
  • Mental health services for young children
  • Psychosocial support for pregnant women struggling with opiate addiction
  • Specialized services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays
  • Support for school readiness, positive parent-child interaction and family community engagement
  • Therapy for children and their families who have experienced toxic stress or trauma

Whether you are pregnant, recently gave birth or have a little one at home, our teams can help. Reach out today to get the resources your family needs for success.

887 New Mexico families served in 2018
1,461 family visits done by our family training services team 
1,158 unique visits to our clinic