200 W. Washington St., 17th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611
602-262-4040 Fax 602-495-7299
The City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program is currently accepting applications for all options.
Reserve your spot today.
A variety of options will be made available from on-line to in-person as state guidelines permit.
Families enrolled in Early Head Start Home
Visitation Program option are receiving services by telephone and electronic communication
weekly. Child Care Partnership sites are open and operating at reduced capacity. Please contact us if you have any questions about the current program options.
If you are in immediate need of emergency/crisis assistance, please contact one of the following:
For Emergencies dial: 911
For Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255
Other Resources Needs dial: 211
Meals for Children
School districts are distributing daily meals to children 17 and under on specific school campuses.
Enrolling Children Ages 0-5
City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services to income-eligible families with children ages 0-5 and at-risk pregnant women. The program has an emphasis on school readiness through early learning opportunities that promote strong child outcomes in the areas of social and emotional development, language, cognitive, early reading, science, math, and physical development.
EARLY HEAD START HOME-BASED
This option provides services in the home environment for pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3. Families commit to weekly home visits and monthly playgroups.
EARLY HEAD START CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIPS
This option provides services to children under the age of 3 in a Department of Economic Security contracted child care center. It requires parents to be working and or attending school full-time.
HEAD START CENTER-BASED PRESCHOOL
This option provides services in a classroom setting for families with children 4 years old by September 1. Some sites accept children age 3 by September 1.