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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 applications for the 2021-2022 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 who are 4 years of age by December 31, 2021 and who reside in 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 referred by Deer Valley Unified School District for special services
    • 10% enrollment
    • Families who meet or earn less than the 2021 Federal Family Income Guidelines as follows:

    Family Size                   Yearly Gross Income

    1                               $12,880

    2                               $17,420

    3                               $21,960

    4                               $26,500

    5                               $31,040

    6                               $35,580

    7                               $40,120

    8                               $44,660

    * For Families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 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 assistace, contact the District Head Start office at 602-467-6013 or headstart@dvusd.org

    Deer Valley Head Start School Locations

    Constitution Elementary School

    18440 N. 15th Ave

    Village Meadows Elementary School

    2020 W. Morningside Dr.

    Sunrise Elementary School

    17624 N. 31st Ave.


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