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
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For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,140 for each additional person
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.
Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Tonopah
South Avondale/Cashion, Tolleson, Peoria, Surprise/El Mirage
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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