Help for Low-Income Pregnant Women and Children (age birth to five)

Head Start (for children 3-5) and Early Head Start (pregnant women and children 0-3) has a variety of program and service delivery options including Center Base, Home-Base, Combination (Home & Center) or Family Child Care.  Each program incorporates an individualized approach to high-quality services for low-income pregnant women and children age birth to five. Families receive support and guidance from Head Start staff to become self-sufficient.

We understand how challenging it can be to be a mother. Early Head Start is a free parenting program that helps low-income mothers and their children with home visits, education, and health screenings. Early Head Start can also help children who are in foster care, children experiencing homelessness, and children with a disability. We offer resources for pregnant women and help for new mothers.

Benefits of Early Head Start:

  • home visits
  • child development education
  • health screening and follow-up care
  • parenting guidance and education
  • services for special needs children

Eligibility requirements of Early Head Start:

  • Children between the ages of 0-5 of families that meet the federal poverty guidelines and pregnant women who meet the federal poverty guidelines
  • Children who are foster children
  • Children who are homeless
  • Children who are disabled (have IFSP or IEP)*

How To Sign Up

  1. Select your county below to find the Early Head Start representative in your area.
  2. Email or call the representative and let him or her know you're interested. He or she will help you determine if you're eligible and give you more information about registering.

Select Your County

Apache County

Northern Arizona Council of Governments

P.O. Box 3479121 E Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928-774-9504 x 1103

Coconino County

Northern Arizona Council of Governments

121 E Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: (928) 774-9504 x 1103

Website

Cochise County

Child Parent Centers, Inc.

Leo Lundholm

602 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-883-0100

Gila County

Pinal Gila Community Child Services, Inc.

Kimberly Williams

1183 E Cottonwood Ln Ste. 2
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Phone: 888-723-7321

Graham County

Child Parent Centers, Inc.

Leo Lundholm

602 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-883-0100

Maricopa County

City of Phoenix Early Head Start

200 W Washington St. Fl 17
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-262-4042

Southwest Human Development Early Head Start

2850 N. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: (602) 266-5976

Website

Catholic Charities West Side Head Start

7400 W Olive Ste. #10
Peoria, AZ 85345

Phone: (623) 486-9868

Website

Urban Strategies Family & Child Academy

1918 W Van Buren St. Bldg G
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Phone: 602-718-1720

Chicanos Por La Causa Early Childhood Development Early Head Start Programs

6850 W Indian School Rd. Ste. #4
Phoenix, AZ 85033

Phone: 602-716-0156

Website

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

4836 N Center St
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Phone: 480-362-2202

Website

Child Crisis Arizona

Alicia Medina

402 N 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone: 602-889-6165

Website

Maricopa County Head Start

Nancy Kessay

2150 S. Country Club Dr. Ste. #7
Mesa, AZ 85210

Phone: 602-372-3700

Navajo County

Northern Arizona Council of Governments

121 E Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928-774-9504 x 1103

Pima County

Child Parent Centers, Inc. (CPC)

Leo Lundholm

602 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-883-0100

Website

Amphitheater Public Schools

Dina Guiterrez

435 E Glenn St
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-696-4095

Website

Tohono O'odham, Tohono O'odham Nation EHS HB

Agnes Lewis

Sells Business Loop Highway Rte. 86
Sells, AZ 85634

Phone: 520-383-7813

Pinal County

Pinal Gila Community Child Services, Inc.

Kimberly Williams

1183 E Cottonwood Ln Ste. 2
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Phone: 888-723-7321

Santa Cruz County

Child Parent Centers, Inc.

Leo Lundholm

602 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-883-0100

Yavapai County

Northern Arizona Council of Governments

121 E Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928-774-9504 x 1103