Head Start Programs Arizona Head Start Washington Elementary School District

Washington Elementary School District, a Head Start Program of Phoenix, AZ

8033 N 27th Ave
Phoenix AZ AZ
Contact Phone
(602) 347-2206
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that respects the parent as their child's most important educator. Through parent participation, both child and parent will enrich their understanding and value of education. Head Start programs offer a multicultural program designed to meet each child's individual needs. In order to qualify for this free educational program, the child must meet the following guidelines:• Be 4 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year.• Live within the Washington Elementary School District boundaries.• Have a family income that meets Head Start federal income guidelines.The WESD Head Start programs are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Child Care Licensing. WESD Head Start is funded under contract with the City of Phoenix.
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.

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