On January 14th, Child Crisis Arizona held a ribbon cutting to welcome Maricopa County Head Start and 40 additional children to our facility.

Child Crisis Arizona in partnership with grants funding of $200,000 from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The gift, along with a $200,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities, enabled Child Crisis Arizona to remodel a 4,300-square-foot space in its Mesa facility, creating two additional classrooms, child-size bathrooms and staff offices. The facility remodel included construction of a new playground and special thanks to the support towards the project made by Niagara Bottling Company and the Giles W. & Elise G. Mead Foundation.

Our Early Head Start programming provides services to children ages 1 to 3 years old and this expansion filled the gap between this class and kindergarten, working with children ages 4 to 5.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are designed to help increase school readiness in children from low-income families. Services are designed to support the mental, social, physical and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. Participants in Child Crisis Arizona’s Early Head Start program have demonstrated a measurable, positive difference in achievement. Allowing children to continue their education in a Head Start program will help better prepare them for success as they enter kindergarten.