Family and Child Academy - Phoenix (FCA)
is an Early Head Start program that is made possible through Urban Strategies and Neighborhood Ministries. We provide comprehensive education and childhood development services for families with infants and toddlers 12 weeks to 36 months old. We offer high-quality, holistic programming that promotes well-being for both children and their families. Our professional team and facility in Phoenix, AZ, offer a safe environment for children to come everyday.

Our Services

Our Philosophy

Our mission is to develop strong, healthy families; initiate and support the school readiness of children; and make a positive different in vulnerable communities. We always consider and respect the family’s individual culture, ethnic background, language preference, and family values.

Our Core Goals:

- Keeping children safe and secure

- Building nurturing and stable families

- Supporting and growing our staff

- Improving systems to advance school readiness

- Developing social and emotional competence

- Fostering effective research-based practices in our work

- Modeling quality principles and practices

- Achieving local, state, and federal standards

- Collaborating with our community

Our Team


Karla Solano

Office Manager

Deborah Gonzales

Education/Disabilities Manager

Jessica Bernal

Early Childhood Program Coach

Yesenia Reynolds

Health Services Manager

Sarah Harrison

Community Service/ERSEA Coordinator

Marilou Garcia

Family Advocate

Mireya Ornelas

Family Advocate

Ana Solares

Our Families

"The Family and Child Academy’s Early Head Start Programs provide a special place where young children can learn through play, socialization, and meaningful, adult interactions. Our teachers work hard to learn about child and family strengths, dreams, and family culture to connect home to school every day.".

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