There are a number of child care programs managed by the Child Care Assistance Program (Department of Economic Security) that assist eligible families with free or low cost child care. Applications for child care assistance must be submitted at your local DES Child Care Office or call the following numbers for more information:

  • Apache, Coconino, Navajo & Yavapai Counties - 928-774-5091
  • Cochise, Graham, Greenlee & Santa Cruz Counties - 520-459-5008
  • Gila & Pinal Counties - 520-836-2351
  • La Paz, Mohave & Yuma Counties - 928-782-4343
  • Maricopa County - 602-255-3729
  • Pima County - 520-628-6810

Other Helpful Information:

  • The Head Start Program is a child development program for pre-school children designed to increase the school readiness of children in low-income families. The Program is free to families who qualify.

  • Arizona Self Help allows individuals to Pre-Screen for eligibility for child care assistance, head start and other programs.