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    Head Start is a Federal and State-funded preschool program. The Deer Valley Unified School District offers Head Start programs at several elementary sites within the district boundaries. There is no charge for Head Start preschool services for eligible families.

    • Head Start* is now accepting interest forms for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a federally funded program providing general education services for children that are 3 or 4 years old. This is a FREE full-day preschool!  Please call 602-467-6013 or email headstart@dvusd.org for more information.

    Who Is Eligible?

    Low-income families with children 4 years of age by December 31, 2024, and who reside within the boundaries of the Deer Valley School District may be eligible. Children aged 3 are accepted if no eligible 4-year-olds are currently waiting for services. The priorities are as follows:

    • Children are referred by Deer Valley Unified School District for special services.
    • 10% enrollment
    • Families who meet or earn less than the 2024 Federal Family Income Guidelines are as follows:

    Family Size                   Yearly Gross Income

    1                               $15,060

    2                               $20,440

    3                               $25,820

    4                               $31,200

    5                               $36,580

    6                               $41,960

    7                               $47,340

    8                               $52,720

    * For Families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,380 for each additional person

    * Additional risk factors are considered on a case-by-case basis

    How do I apply for Head Start services?

    You may apply for Head Start by filling out the Online Interest Form. If you need further assistance, contact the District Head Start office at 602-467-6013.

    Deer Valley Head Start School Locations

    Constitution Elementary School

    18440 N. 15th Ave

    Esperanza Elementary School

    251 W Mohawk Ln

    Sunrise Elementary School

    17624 N. 31st Ave.

    Village Meadows Elementary School

    2020 W. Morningside Dr.

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