Strong Foundations Early Learning Center

Preparing children for future academic and life long success.


Providing high quality early education in an emotionally supportive environment designed to build resiliency

Homeward Bound’s Strong Foundation Early Learning Center is licensed through the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has been operating since 2004. We serve Homeward Bound client families, former client families and families in the neighboring communities. We are contracted with Arizona Department of Economic Security, a Southwest Human Development Early Head Start Partnership Site, Quality First participant and ADHS Empower Program participant.


The mission of Strong Foundations Early Learning Center is to prepare children for future academic and life-long success by providing high quality early education in an emotionally supportive environment designed to build resiliency.


All children are capable of learning and worthy of respect. High quality early experiences help children develop attachment, initiative, and self-regulation skills, which are necessary to create a strong foundation for learning and resiliency.

At Strong Foundations, we limit our capacity, group sizes, and ratios to meet Quality First and Early Head Start standards.

Of the 6 classrooms, 4 are Early Head Start classrooms, and the other 2 are pre-kindergarten classrooms.

Infants: The teachers use infants’ cues for feeding, sleeping, and playing. The teachers provide responsive care and learning experiences throughout the day and plan special activities to meet each infant’s individual needs.  Infants also have tummy time two to three times per day. Infants are diapered as needed, immediately when soiled.
Toddlers: The teachers provide a consistent schedule and routine each day for the children that includes a balance of active and quiet activities. The children choose from carefully prepared indoor and outdoor environments the activities they would like to participate in and the toys/materials they would like to play with. Supportive interactions with the teachers ensure that the children’s individual needs are met.  Toddlers are diapered as needed, immediately when soiled.  Teachers assist with toilet training older toddlers.
PreK: The teachers provide a consistent schedule that includes a balance of active and quiet activities that include both indoor and outdoor play. Circle time, centers, and teacher-directed activities are carefully planned to promote growth in all areas of development and designed to prepare the children for kindergarten and future academic success.  Teachers build a positive relationship with each child to build self-esteem and foster the joy of learning.

As a first step to enrolling your child at Strong Foundations, we encourage all parents to schedule a tour of our center. This allows you to see teachers at work in our environment and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.  We encourage families to schedule their tours between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm before quiet time begins.

Please keep in mind that space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with siblings of currently enrolled students having first priority. Strong Foundations enrolls students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin. We highly encourage you to register your child a soon as possible to guarantee a spot for them.


Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm

What Parents Are Saying:

Strong Foundations is an amazing school, and we have always been very pleased with the teachers, classrooms, lessons, administration, etc. I love how the teachers truly know my child and really care for her development.

Strong Foundations Parent

I am very pleased. I spent time researching different facilities before placing my child here. I am 100% confident in this center, and the staff cares about my child and her development. The staff are the right blend of caring and knowledgeable. I couldn't be happier.

Strong Foundations Parent

My child is excited to go to school every day. She has made significant advancements in her behavior, vocabulary, confidence, and independence. I really believe that we are building a solid foundation for learning and her future success. The facility is clean. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, kind, and courteous. Thank you!"

Strong Foundations Parent

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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