Early Childhood Programs

  • WESD is proud to offer numerous options for our youngest learners.  Click below to learn more about each program. 

    City of Phoenix Head Start logo

    Head Start

    WESD offers a Head Start Program to 3 and 4-year-old students through the City of Phoenix. Grants fund 35 sections of Head Start PLUS full and half-day programs at 19 sites, serving 601 children. The requirements to qualify can be found at Head Start Eligibility Requirements. Qualified students attend at no cost. 

     WESD KidSpace logo

    KidSpace Early Childhood Enrichment (ECE)

    An Early Childhood Enrichment (ECE) program is offered at seven locations for four-year-old students with half-day, full-day, and extended-day schedules available.

    Special Needs Preschool 

    WESD offers a special needs preschool through our Search to Serve program. Students must be evaluated to determine if they qualify for this option. 

    For referral information, call 602-347-4850.

    WRIC logo

    The Washington Resource and Information Center (WRIC)

    The Washington Resource Information Center (WRIC) is a family resource center designed to help families of children from birth to the age of five with a variety of needs including:

    • Connecting families to community resources
    • Parent support programs
    • Early literacy programs