Catholic Charities Westside Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education through a holistic approach by working with the whole family. 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.

Early Head Start provides low-income parents of infants and toddlers with programs that emphasize parenting skills and early childhood development for ages 0-3, while Head Start offers a comprehensive pre-school enrichment for children of low-income families, ages 3 to 5.

Our qualified, trained staff works with parents and families in their homes and in more than 50 classrooms throughout western Maricopa County. Our programs are free.

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To learn more about Head Start and Early Head Start programs in your area, please contact:

Avondale and El Mirage 

Lisa Acuna
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602-287-6199

Buckeye, Palo Verde, Peoria, Tolleson, Tonopah and Union 

Virginia Ferguson
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623-932-3517

Glendale  

Laura Sanchez
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623-934-3657

Early Head Start  (West Valley locations)

Connie Guevara
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623-486-7211

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