Head Start and Head Start Plus
The Washington Elementary School District Head Start Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the City of Phoenix Human Services Department.
Arizona’s children reflect the broad differences in racial and cultural heritage, language, health and family situations that constitute the diversity of our great state. Each child’s level of preparation and readiness for school also varies greatly depending upon many different factors. Educators and parents recognize that education is a process that begins at birth. The potential for learning encompasses the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children. To ensure that Washington Elementary School District’s children are ready for success in school, schools implement developmentally appropriate teaching and assessment practices, strengthen efforts in parent involvement and professional development for staff, and work with community agencies to provide appropriate and effective services to children and families.
The Head Start Program supports the District’s vision by helping each child develop:
- Positive self-esteem.
- Intellectual, physical and social growth.
- The ability to relate positively with others.
- A joyful appreciation of the rich diversity of people whom each child encounters.
This is accomplished in a comfortable, well supervised environment.