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If you or a family member has ever attended Westside Head Start, or if you are an expectant mother, please do not apply online.  Call 623- 486-9868.

  Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Program Year. 

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Catholic Charities Westside Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive, early, continuous, year-round, childhood education through a holistic approach by working with the whole family. We also offer in-home services for pregnant expectant mothers. Our programs emphasize pre-reading, language, math, cognitive skills, health, and social and emotional competence to prepare disadvantaged children for school and to maximize their potential for a bright future.

We also offer home based services for expectant mothers and children 0-3 through weekly home visits to each enrolled child and family. WSHS provides child-focused visits that promote the parents’ ability to support their child’s development. The visits last 90 minutes. Twice a month, the program offers opportunities for parents and children to come together as a group for learning, discussion and social activity.

For our center-based program, we offer full day, 8:00 am-2:00pm sessions.

Who is eligible?

  • Expectant mothers
  • Children, ages 0-5
  • Children with special needs, foster children, and homeless families

Families that meet the below income eligibility

Persons in family/household       Income Level
1          $15,060
2   $20,440
3   $25,820
4   $31,200
5   $36,580
6   $41,960
7   $47,340
8   $52,720

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,380 for each additional person

There are multiple locations throughout the West Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan area for those who qualify.

Call Your Closest Area Office for more information.

Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Tonopah

South Avondale/Cashion, Tolleson, Peoria, Surprise/El Mirage


Home Based Services

Note: Some users may need to "allow popups" from "" in order to use the Head Start Center locator provided below.

2022-2023 WSHS Annual Report

Annual Reports - 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

WSHS periodically seeks out proposals and bids for goods and non-consumer services from independent contractors, agencies, and firms through an RFP process.

Click Here to View Current/Outstanding RFP's

WSHS is seeking qualified early education teachers and other staff to join our team.