Additional Program Benefits
All children who participate in Southwest Human Development’s Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start Childcare Partnerships gain access to highly trained staff, low child-to-teacher ratios and ample opportunity for parental engagement. Parents of Head Start participants also enjoy access to comprehensive social support services and related resources.
Head Start programs provide flexible support for children and their families. Part-day programs, full-day programs and home-visit programs are among the many options available to children and families with varying schedules and needs.
Southwest Human Development’s Head Start programs serve children and families in the following five school districts: Balsz, Creighton, Madison, Osborn or Paradise Valley. To enroll in Head Start, children must turn 3 prior to August 31 of that school year, while Early Head Start and Early Head Start Childcare Partnerships are available to pregnant women and their children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years. Families with income levels that fall below federal poverty guidelines receive priority entry into Head Start programs.
The Office of Head Start within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is responsible for administering Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership programs.
Head Start gives your child his or her best possible shot at school readiness and future academic success. Find out what Head Start options are available for your child and family.
For more information or to enroll your child, call (602) 560-0000 or complete the online form below.
Enrollment Interest Form
Please complete the form below and one of our Head Start enrollment specialists will contact you shortly!