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Maricopa County Early Head Start, a Head Start Program of Phoenix, AZ

234 North Central Avenue, Suite 3201
Phoenix AZ AZ
Contact Phone
(602) 506-5911
Early Head Start was established in 1994 as part of the reauthorization of the Head Start Act. Early Head Start is a program for low-income teenfamilies with infants and toddlers, and pregnant teens.The goal of the program is to enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and mental development; to enable parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children and to help parents meet their own goals, including economic independence.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Please contact the Head Start provider in your community to find out if your child could be eligible for Head Start services.
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