Funding Sources

Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families awarded the Maricopa County Head Start program $13,619,719. The Child Care Partnership program received $2,557,399 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to support expanding Head Start standards to private childcare agencies.

Over 3,400 Children Received Early Childhood Education Services

The Early Education Division measurably impacts the development of children, parents, and the community to achieve school readiness and family stability for populations with the greatest needs. This is achieved through the provision of federally funded Head Start (HS), Early Head Start (EHS), and Child Care Partnership (CCP) programs which provide early care and education to children prenatal to age five from low-income families, in foster care, whose family are experiencing homelessness, or those with disabilities. 

In FY 2016, the Early Education Division served:

  • 228 Children under one year old
  • 230 One year olds
  • 334 Two year olds
  • 1,055 Three year olds
  • 1,566 Four year olds
  • 1,524 Families participated in family engagement activity opportunities
  • 10 Children receiving special education services were remediated in a HS or EHS classroom saving school districts $93,690 annually
  • 2,560 Children received preventative dental care, which resulted in additional 386 dental treatments
  • 15 Parents completed the two generation training, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, to promote family well-being and positive education outcomes for children