Head Start Programs

The online application for Head Start will be unavailable from February 16-26 as it transitions to the Client Portal. If you are interested in applying during this time, please call 602-372-3700 to speak with our staff. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Birth to 3 Years

Early Head Start Child

Infants from birth to 3 years old receive loving, quality care through Maricopa County’s Early Head Start through a program designed to enrich the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of infants and toddlers. Our dedicated and highly trained staff fosters growth and development designed to promote kindergarten readiness and long-term success in life. In addition to providing a safe, healthy and active learning environment for the child, Early Head Start offers parents and guardians services including parenting skills for early childhood success, food assistance, housing resources and family-centered success coaching.


3 to 5 Years

Head Start Child

Children ages 3 to 5 years are ready to move up from Early Head Start to Head Start.This program focuses on preparing the child for kindergarten. To promote success in the skills children need for school readiness, our highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff lead a daily routine in our centers that involve structured learning, physical activity, meal times and social engagement, making their promotion to kindergarten a healthy, happy and successful milestone.

Apply online, visit our office at 1001 W. Southern Avenue in Mesa, or call 602-372-3700 to complete your application with a Family Support Specialist.