Good News!

Child-parent Centers has been awarded an Early Head Start Expansion & Child Care Partnership Grant to improve the quality of existing child care programs. It also expands access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers in Southeastern Arizona. We look forward to working with our partners.

Click here to see our interview with Univision about the program.



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We continue to lead the state, the region and exceed the national average. All thanks to dedicated staff, engaged parents and volunteers. Head Start Rocks!


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Welcome to our Community 

We believe that children are magical and competent, and constant, curious learners


History of Head Start


Child-Parent Centers

was founded in 1967 in Tucson Arizona. We provide Head Start services to children and families in Pima, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz counties. Head start is a comprehensive federal program administered by the Office of Head Start, within the Administration of Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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How We Change Communities

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.  We work with parents and see them as their child's first and most important teacher.

Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in:

  • Language and literacy
  • Cognition and general knowledge
  • Physical development and health
  • Social and emotional development
  • Approaches to learning






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