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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 2021-2022 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 (8-2pm), or half day (8-11:30am or 12:30-4pm) options.

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          $12,760
2   $17,240
3   $21,720
4   $26,200
5   $30,680
6   $35,160
7   $39,640
8   $44,120

There are multiple class schedules, class times, and locations throughout the West Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan area for those who qualify.

Call Your Closest Area Office for more information.

602-287-6199
Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Tonopah

623-934-3657
Glendale

623-932-3517
South Avondale/Cashion, Tolleson, Peoria, Surprise/El Mirage

602-568-2401
Home Based Services


Note: Some users may need to "allow popups" from "https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov" in order to use the Head Start Center locator provided below.


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


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

Catholic Charities is committed to making reasonable accommodations to the special needs of individuals with disabilities meeting the eligibility requirements of all versions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so these persons have access to available employment opportunities and services. To contact us if you are deaf or hard of hearing, please dial 7-1-1 to access the free telecommunications relay service.