Apply to Quality First
Welcome to the Quality First Application Process
Please note that a separate application is required for each licensed child care site. Programs that share a license are considered one program and should submit one application together.
After submitting your application, you will be notified of eligibility once it is determined that your center or home is regulated and in good standing with your regulating body or bodies. This notification of eligibility does not mean you have been enrolled in Quality First.
Space in Quality First is limited. All eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list and will be considered for selection as new spaces are made available. Selections occur throughout the year and are based on the date of application submission.
The following information is required in order for you to successfully submit your application. Please gather this information BEFORE you begin the application process:
- All contact information for the child care site
- All contact information for the main contact and/or the primary program designee of the site, including mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address
- All provider license and certification numbers including: Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS), Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), Tribal grant award number for Tribal Head Start or CCDF programs, United States Department of Defense, United States Health and Human Services (Head Start Bureau)
- The primary language used in the program
To submit an application online, click below to begin the process.
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