Head Start

Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child. Head Start programs support children's growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services.


City of Phoenix Birth to Five Program:
(602) 262-4040

GPUL Administration Office:
1402 S. 7th Ave. Phoenix AZ 85007
(602) 276-9305

Pendergast Office:
3802 N. 91st Ave Phoenix AZ 85037

Cartwright Office:
5480 W. Campbell Ave Phoenix AZ 85031

Barry Childhood Center Office:
2533 N. 60th Ave Phoenix AZ 85035

*The Head Start program is funded by the US Administration on Children Youth and Families Division of Health and Human Services. Program is operated on a non-discriminatory basis.

Eligibility Requirements

The following documents are needed for enrollment:

  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Child's Up-to-Date Immunization-Shot Record or Health Department Issued Exemption Card
  • Child's Health Insurance
  • Child's Up-to-Date Physical (Including HGB, Lead & TB)
  • Child's Up-to-Date Dental Exam
  • Parent/Guardian Photo I.D.
  • Proof of Income for the last 12 months (i.e.: W-2 or 1040, TANF Letter, Child Subsidy Letter, Unemployment Letter of SSI Award Letter)

Click here for the City of Phoenix Birth to Five School Readiness Goals