Businesses, support services, schools, medical resources, parks, libraries and more for families living in or visiting the Santa Fe, New Mexico area.
Friends / Support Groups / Services
Au Pair Childcare
Flexible and affordable live-in childcare solution for less than $8 per hour.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Caring adult mentors for boys and girls. Bilingual.
Birthing Tree Cooperative
Childbirth and parenting workshops, doula services, postpartum home support.
Blue Star Mothers of Santa Fe
Support group for moms with sons and daughters serving in active military.
Catholic Charities of Santa Fe
Teen Parent Support Project and Immigration and Legalization Services.
Center for Development and Disability Information Network
Free information and referrals for all New Mexicans with disabilities. Bilingual.
Challenge New Mexico
Services for people with disabilities and their families. Therapeutic recreation and special events.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Advocacy for abused and neglected children in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties.
Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families
Confidential shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families. 24-hour crisis intervention, transportation, court advocacy and systems advocacy. Crisis lines: 473-5200; 800-473-5220.
Support groups for children, teens and families in grief.
Healthy Families First "Primeros Pasos"
Home visitation program for parents with new babies, providing information, resources and care coordination to families from pregnancy through the child's third year. 476-2604 or 476-2649.
La Leche League
Support groups for nursing moms and interested women. Babies welcome.
La Luz Lifelink Family Services
Rental assistance to very low-income families to prevent homelessness.
Let's Talk Santa Fe
Workshops and online resources to promote family conversations, community dialogue and youth-focused community projects throughout the city.
Los Alamos Family Strength Network
Education, support groups and activities for all types of families, parents, teens, and children.
One-on-one support for families with a new baby, and monthly support circles for moms.
Macaroni Kid Santa Fe
Free weekly email newsletter and website listing upcoming happenings and events for families. Articles, links, volunteer opportunities, day trip ideas and more.
New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding
Therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with special needs.
Support and education for families of children with developmental delays or disabilities. Bilingual.
Parents Reaching Out
Support, encouragement, information and resources for families with unique needs.
Santa Fe Children
Online resource for Santa Fe families: activities, day trips, schools, after-school programs, stores, parent resources and more.
Santa Fe Community College
Early Childhood Development Program, Warm Line, child care information.
Santa Fe County Maternal and Child Health Council
Extensive resource directory available.
Santa Fe Mommy Meetup Group
Activities, support and online discussion for moms (and dads) with children 0 to 5 years old.
SFPS Adelante Program
Services for children, teens and their families experiencing homelessness.
Somos un Pueblo Unido
Protecting and expanding immigrants' rights in New Mexico.
Española Public Library
Children's story hours and other resources for families.
Santa Fe Public Library
Main Library, Oliver LaFarge Branch Library and Southwest Library, all with children's rooms and activities.
Taos Public Library
Children's room, story times, crafts and other children's programs.
Vista Grande Public Library
In Eldorado. Children's and teen programs.
Medical / Counseling Services
American Red Cross, Mid-Rio Grande Chapter
Community CPR, Child & Infant CPR, First Aid, Babysitting Classes and more.
Family mental health clinic with drug and alcohol abuse programs. Free screening. Bilingual.
Children's Medical Services
Medical care coordination for New Mexico residents from birth to 21 years. CMS pays for medical services for children with chronic health conditions who are not Medicaid or SCHIP eligible. 505-476-2603.
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Classes on prepared childbirth, doula services. Bilingual.
Family Support Coaching Services
For adoptive and foster families, and those having behavioral challenges with birth children. Sliding scale. Eileen Richardson, 577-8130.
Free Immunizations for Uninsured Children
Call for appointment: Santa Fe Public Health Office, 476-2600; Española Valley Health Office: 753-2794; Los Alamos Public Health Office: 662-4038.
Healthy Tomorrow Medical Van
Van visits Sweeney, César Chávez and Ramírez Thomas Elementary Schools and Ortiz Middle School providing medical services for children and adults, including physicals, immunizations, gynecological exams, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses. Medicaid, private insurance, sliding scale. Call 467-1575 for an appointment.
La Familia Medical Center
Prenatal care, well and sick child health services including dental and lab work. Free immunizations, Prenatal classes.
Las Cumbres Santa Fe Community Infant Program
Infant mental health services for parents and babies. Counseling, emotional support, parenting and developmental guidance.
Ortiz Mountain Health Center
Full primary health care for all ages, serving the community of Cerrillos, New Mexico, and surrounding areas. Sliding scale, Medicaid, Medicare, insurance. 471-6266.
Pastoral Counseling Center
Counseling for children, adolescents and families. Play and sand-tray therapy. Sliding fee scale.
Presbyterian Medical Services
Primary and behavioral health care for all ages.
Project ANN (Ayudando Nuestros Niños)
Free vision and dental services, including eye exams, dental cleanings, x-rays and fillings, for children ages 3 to 18. Bilingual. 955-1209.
SKY Counseling Center
Free counseling for youth and their families.
Southwestern Counseling Center
Low-cost counseling and art therapy for children, adults, individuals, couples, families and groups by supervised grad students at Southwestern College.
Villa Therese Catholic Clinic
Free medical and dental services, immunizations, medicine and formula, foot and eye exams.
Free therapy for children, teens and families. Emergency shelter, transitional living, and street outreach for homeless youth.
Museums / Parks / Playspaces
Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Zoo, Tingley Beach, Botanic Garden.
Bradbury Science Museum
Displays, videos and exhibits on the history of the atomic bomb and contemporary research conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Family-oriented science center in Albuquerque, with interactive experiences in science, technology and art.
Genoveva Chavez Community Center
After-school programs, sports, swimming, ice skating, events.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Drawings, watercolors, pastels and sculpture, video about O’Keeffe.
Harwood Museum of Art
Historic and contemporary art and culture of the Taos region. Homeschooler activities.
Institute of American Indian Art Museum
National collection of contemporary Indian art.
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
Thirty-five acres of nature preserve, hosting a diversity of plants and wildlife, interpretive trails, pond.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Roland Discovery Center: interactive exhibits, puzzles, and games for the young and young at heart.
Museum of International Folk Art
The world’s largest collection of folk art.
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Family activities, puzzles, books, historical costumes and hands-on activities in the Youth Art and Activity Center.
New Mexico History Museum
Explore history from the indigenous people through the Atomic Age.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Exhibits, planetarium and movies at the giant-screen DynaTheater.
Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve
Outdoor activities: Bird Walks, History Tours, Bat Watches, Gold Mine Tour, hikes to Placer Peak and more.
Palace of the Governors
Exhibits from colonial New Mexico.
Santa Fe Children's Museum
Hands-on exhibits and activities that intrigue, delight, and challenge all ages.
Santa Fe Farmer's Market
Local foods and products. One of the most widely recognized markets in the United States.
Sunday Community Fair
Local artists and craftspeople, farmers, ranchers, food artisans, musicians, refreshments and entertainment.
Twirl Playspace in Taos
Learn magic tricks, make toys, play classic games—something different every week.
A hub for youth-directed development in the arts through mentorship and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
Ana June Creative
Child and family photography.
Photography and Design Services
Schools / After-School Programs
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
School Dance classes in Santa Fe and Eldorado: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Folklorico.
Catron Community Learning
Academic and personal growth, kindergarten through grade 8.
Desert Montessori School
Montessori preschool and elementary for ages 2 through 12.
Community, creativity, ecology, 18 months through kindergarten.
Eldorado Children's Theatre and Teen Players
After-school performing arts program.
Fayette Street Academy
Small, private, alternative elementary/middle school for ages 6 through 14.
After-school program for girls kindergarten through grade 6.
La Casita Preschool
Parent cooperative preschool, ages 3 through 6.
Little Earth School
Focusing on nurture, knowledge and nature; ages 3 to 10.
National Dance Institute - New Mexico
In-school and after-school performing arts classes.
New Mexico Fencing Foundation
Youth and adult fencing classes.
Northern Aquatic Club
Team swimming for ages 5 to 18.
Performing arts program.
Rio Grande School
Independent school, kindergarten through grade 6.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Performance, education, outreach, grades 4 through 8.
Santa Fe Family YMCA
After-school and preschool programs.
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Academic excellence, preschool through grade 8.
Santa Fe Waldorf School
Waldorf education, preschool through grade 12.
Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association
Education and performances: orchestra, jazz, mariachi and violin.
Santo Niño Regional Catholic School
Catholic education for grades pre-K through 6.
Teatro Paraguas Children's Theatre (formerly Southwest Children's Theatre)
Theatre arts classes, grades 3 through 9.
www.tpchildrensprogram.weebly.com or www.teatroparaguas.org
Temple Beth Shalom Preschool
Preschool and kindergarten, inspiring lifelong learning and caring.
The Children's Dance Program
Classes for adults and children: dance, movement, gymnastics.
Tumbledown Gymnastics Studio
Competitive and non-competitive gymnastics, tumbling, Parkour and parent-child classes, and open gym.
Wise Fool New Mexico
Circus arts classes and puppetry workshops for all ages.
Finding something to do in Northern New Mexico is as easy as picking up Tumbleweeds.
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