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Head Start Program seeking new applicants

Staff~ 3/2/2015

PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix Human Services Department is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Head Start Program and is now recruiting children for the 2015-16 school year. The center-based Head Start program is looking for children 3 or 4 years old and parents of children with special needs to apply.

Head Start offers children from diverse backgrounds active learning activities, nutritious meals and snacks, health screenings, and disabilities- and mental-health services.

The involvement of parents in education, program planning, and operation is an important part of the Head Start program.  Through that involvement and other training activities, parents are able to gain skills to help them secure employment. 

Families must meet federal income guidelines for family size to be eligible to enroll.    

For more information about this educational program, visit phoenix.gov/headstart. 

Also, as part of the 50th anniversary, the city is looking for former Head Start program students and parents to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the community.  If you are Head Start alumni, parent, or need more information about recruitment, call Head Start at (602) 262-4040.

Since 1965, Head Start has been the premier model for providing children an opportunity for success and more than 31 million children have benefited from its comprehensive services.