Tobosa’s Children Campus
By: Felicia Juarez
It has been an exciting time for children’s services through Tobosa Developmental Services. Just as the children we support, grow, we have watched our agency grow as well, and just like children, we want to continue this positive progress!
In early August, Tobosa administration switched locations with Los Pasitos and now resides in the Plaza West located at 204 W. 2nd Street, Suite 1.
With these moves, our dream of Tobosa’s Children’s Campus is becoming a reality. The entire block between 110 E. Summit and 111 E. Reed streets is home to all of Tobosa’s children’s services. Among the Children’s Campus, we have Little Steps Learning Center for children ages 1 to 5, the Joe H. Madrid Educational Center (JHMEC) for our After School & Summer Program kids ages 6 to 12. And now Los Pasitos Early Intervention that employs 15 office staff, 15 therapists & developmental specialists that provide community-based services to families with children ages birth to three.
In the near future, the plans are to relocate Tobosa’s Nursing Department, Team Coordinators, and Job Coaches to the Plaza West location and add an Annex to Little Steps Learning Center in the Summit building. By accomplishing the plan, we can expand Little Steps to an additional two-year-old, three-year-old, and 4 & 5-year-old classrooms! Currently, there is about a one-and-a-half to a two-year waiting list for Little Steps! By creating more classes, we can serve many more families and meet our community’s overwhelming request to have their children in our services.
Los Pasitos is now offering more services through the program. These services include Family Counseling, Life Skills Coaching, Social Work, and Nursing, alongside the already amazing services being provided (Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Developmental Instruction).
Our children’s services have received many blessings over the years and 2019 was exceptional for us! We are grateful to the community as they have supported Los Pasitos and Little Steps in helping us to flourish. We have received a high demand for continued service and are always looking for innovative ways to meet the needs of our children and families. Tobosa children’s services are also non-profit and are always looking for community groups and agencies to partner with to help us in these endeavors!
If you, or an agency you belong to, is interested in partnering with Tobosa on any effort, please feel free to contact us at 575-624-1025 (Tobosa), 575-623-0849 (Los Pasitos), or 575-623-6402 (Little Steps), or you can also contact us through our website: trytobosa.org.