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Connect With Your Child

Being close to another human takes work. Many parents whose children are grown say they wish they had spent more time with their children.

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Comprehensive Services and School Readiness passed successfully, all thanks to dedicated staff, engaged parents and volunteers. Head Start Rocks!

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The Leadership, Governance, and Management Systems (LGMS) review results are in! We are compliant in 100% of the areas! Congratulations and thank you to all CPC staff, Partners, BoD and Policy Council. As always, our success was a team effort!


Teresa Acevedo

 Teresa Acevedo, our Director of Children’s Services retired on October 6 after 36 years of dedicated service to early childhood education and the vision of Child-Parent Centers (CPC) “strong communities filled with successful children and families”. Teresa joined the agency as a teachers aid and spent the last 17 years as our Director of Children’s Services. Her passion and advocacy are an inspiration throughout the organization and the Tucson community.

Making the lives of children and families better, is Teresa’s life’s work. Her leadership, ECE expertise and innovative thinking have led to outstanding educational systems and services for children, families, staff and communities throughout Southeastern Arizona including:

  • Co-founder of Tucson Children’s Project, an organization developed to advance the understanding of the Reggio Emilia philosophy and practice.
  • Board Member: North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
  • Author of numerous articles related to early childhood education (ECE), including, ‘A Locally Designed Curriculum Approach in Head Start: Influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach and Valuing the Culture of the Community’ (By Teresa Acevedo and Karen Haigh – Innovations Quarterly Periodical, NAREA June 2015); and ‘Internationality along the Arizona-Mexico Border’ (By Teresa Acevedo – Innovations Quarterly Periodical, NAREA Tenth Anniversary Edition).

We are most proud of her leadership in the development and implementation of our locally designed and nationally recognized ‘Languages of Learning’ curriculum framework. Influenced by Reggio Emilia principles, the framework holds true to our local Southeastern Arizona context, and, is compliant with Head Start performance standards.

Teresa will continue to offer her expertise as a consultant and presenter at ECE and Reggio inspired early learning communities throughout the United States. Her knowledge, energy, and passion for families will be missed at CPC, but will continue to inspire our agency for years to come. Thank you Terri!


Nondiscrimination Policy

For languages other than English and Spanish, please contact your local center for assistance.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.


Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.


Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: [email protected].


Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.


Jolie and Senator Mccain-2

Jolie Delivered as Promised

Our 2012-2013 Policy Council President, Jolie Whatton met with Senator John McCain about ending the Head Start sequester.


Jolie's Message to Child-Parent Centers

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I went to the town hall meeting here in Phx with Senator McCain and it was a very great experience. I got to speak to John and his wife as well as staff and other members of the community about the importance of Head Start and the work that Child Parent Centers does in our Communities. They also understand that we cannot stand to lose another 161 children and that we need to be heard when new negotiation for budget amendments for sequestration arise. I got to give him our 1000+ letters and tell him how great OUR families are and how great you all are at the work you do for our children. It was awesome. Miss you all, talk to you soon!!

P.S. Here is a picture of me, Senator McCain and my sleeping baby boy Breyan!!!

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