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I was the child every teacher dreaded because I cried all the time. My favorite memories of Head Start are the songs, the books, the food and the caring teachers.

- Dora Montez, Tucson Arizona

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Head Start Program

We are the largest provider of Head Start services in Southern Arizona. For over 40 years our agency has grown to 43 locations spread throughout five Arizona counties. Our vision for strong communities filled with successful families and children drives us to ensure all eligible families including the children of Migrant/seasonal workers and children with disabilities receive education, nutrition and family support services Head Start provides.

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Part-Day Classroom

The traditional model for Head Start is the part-day classroom.  In this model, between seventeen and twenty children share a classroom at the center four days per week, four hours per day.  At a limited number of sites, transportation is available to get children to the center.

Full Day / Full Year

The program is designed to meet the needs of working families.  We provide Head Start services as well as quality child-care.  To be considered for this program the family / primary care giver must also qualify for the DES Childcare Subsidy.  This program is available Monday through Friday year around.  

Home Based Services

The Early Head Start Home Based program serves pregenant women and children birth through age three. In this program families are visited in their home weekly by a Head Start Family Educator.  Bi-weekly group experiences provide socialization time as well as preparation for children to move into a classroom environment.