Our Mission


To deliver Head Start and related programs throughout southeastern Arizona from prenatal through preschool age children and their families. The focus of our work is:

  • Early Childhood Development & School Readiness
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Parent Engagement & Family Development

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We Believe


  • Children are magical and competent, and constant, curious learners;
  • Parents want the best for their children, and learning for themselves;
  • Staff bring expertise with an attitude that supports teamwork, learning and development;
  • Learning thrives within respectful relationships;
  • Positive Outcomes result from appropriate and consistent learning over time; and
  • We All participate in life-long learning as both teachers and learners.

1990Congress increased funding for Head Start nationwide Child-Parent Centers Expands:

  1993 - served 1,128 children in 28 centers. 

  • 1996 - served 1,712 children in 39 centers. 
  • 1997 - served 1,997 children in 41 centers.

Increased service options; added full day-full year, family literacy (parent and child both attend school), and home-based services.