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Child Care &
Out of School

Child Care Resource & Referral - ARIZONA

Child Care Resource and Referral is a FREE statewide program in Arizona that helps families find high quality child care to fit your family's unique needs. 

Eligibility 

Available to anyone in Arizona

Learn more

Call toll free 1-800-308-9000 or direct (520) 325-5778 
Visit CCR&R


TNS Early Learning Center

Located in Tucson, TNS provides quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Full-time & part-time care, with before and after care and all meals provided, TNS Early Learning Center is a place for your child to learn and grow.  Reduced rates available, and DES contracted. 

Eligibility

Children ages 6 weeks - 12 years old

Learn more

Call (520) 792-0114


Happy Hours School-Age Program

Our school-age program offers high quality out-of-school time programs for children aged 5 to 12. Happy Hours is a before-and-after school program offering a variety of creative, recreational and physical activities, as well as enrichment and homework opportunities. Happy Hours Summer Enrichment is an all-inclusive summer program with weekly classes and field trips. All sites care for children with special needs and offer a sliding fee scale, sibling discounts, and accept DES childcare subsidies. 

Eligibility

Children ages 5-12

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Teen Parents

MCAP (Maricopa Center for Adolescent Parents)

You may finally discover the best fit for you and your family! Open to young parents ages 16-21, MCAP is a comprehensive program providing High School Equivalency preparation, parenting education, and life skills.  While you earn your degree and plan for your future success, MCAP can provide free on-site child care for children under 3 years old, when available. Infants and toddlers are cared for in our licensed, nationally accredited childcare center, housed in the same building as the MCAP program.

Eligibility

Parents 16-21 years old and their child or children under 3 years. 

Learn more

Call (602) 234-3941


Special Needs

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

Are you concerned your child may have some delays? Arizona Early Intervention Program provides in-home assessement, evaluation, and ongoing services to you and your children who have developmental delays or disabilities. We will provide services in your home and in your normal routines, where you child is most comfortable. 

Eligibility

The State of Arizona defines as eligible for supports and services through the Arizona Early Intervention Program a child between birth and 36 months of age who is developmentally delayed or who has an established condition which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, as defined by the State. Learn more at the Arizona Department of Economic Security site.


Building Bright Futures - Special Needs

A free and voluntary program that gives you key information about early childhood development. Using the Parents as Teachers curriculum, our educators will help you gain positive parenting techniques, provide early detection of developmental delays, and increase your child’s school readiness and success.

Eligibility

In Southwest and northwest regions of Maricopa County, parents of children birth to 5 years old who have developmental delays or other special needs, not qualifying for early intervention or developmental preschool through their school district 

Learn more

Email or call (602) 234-3941


In-Home Support

Healthy Families

It’s wonderful to welcome a new baby into the world! But it can be scary, too. We are here to provide free, in-home support and education on how to become the best parent you can be. Through fun, hands-on creative activities, you can learn about prenatal and child development, and baby health and safety. Our Family Support Specialists will visit you in your home and help you build a nourishing and happy environment for your baby!

Eligibility

You may be eligible for program services if you are pregnant or have a baby under the age of 3 months

Learn more

Cochise County - (520) 458-7348
Graham/Greenlee County - (928) 428-7231
Mohave County - (928) 753-4410 
Pima County - (520) 321-3754
Pinal County - (520) 518-5292
Santa Cruz County - (520) 281-9303
Yuma County - (928) 783-4003


First Steps

This phone-based service is a number you can call when you have any questions about parenting. Our trained volunteers can offer emotional support, parenting education, and various community resources to expectant and new parents.  Along with a great support system First Steps also offers different parenting classes to help empower families.

Eligibility

Expecting parents or parents with an infant under 3 months in Santa Cruz, Cochise, or Graham County

Learn more

Cochise County -  (520) 458-7348
Graham County - (928) 428-7231
Santa Cruz County - (520) 281-9303


Building Bright Futures

Learn more about how to build a healthy environment for your baby! Using the Parents as Teachers curriculum, our educators will help expand your parenting toolkit. The more you know, the less stressful parenting can be. Make parenting fun, while also preparing your child to excel in school. 

Eligibility

Parents who are expecting or have children birth to 5 years old
Residents of Northwest Maricopa County (click here for full list of eligible locations)
Residents of North Phoenix (click here for full list of eligible locations)
Residents of Southwest Maricopa County (click here for full list of eligible zip codes)

Learn more

North Phoenix, Southwest and Northwest Maricopa County - (602) 234-3941


Parent/Guardians of Teens

Learn more about  programs you and your teen can participate in, visit our Parent/Guardian of Teen page