About Us

Mission & Core Values
Board and Staff

Administrative & Support Staff

  • Kim Sellers Pollins, Executive Director

  • Josie Ayon, Associate Director

  • Lauren Paiva, Early Childhood Education Coordinator

  • Angelica Duran, Administrative Secretary

  • Marianna Bourassa, Cook

  • Peggy Felix, Assistant Cook

  • Ivan Ocampo, Maintenance & Grounds

Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, Inc. is looking for board members that believe education is key to our most vulunerable children and believe that all children are capable of learning no matter what their socio-economic status is. We invite you to join us in:

  Program Planning
  Community Development
  Involving Stakeholders & Corporations
  Fund Raising

Our mission is simple. We will nuture young children through quality preschool programs. We will inspire children to use creativity and to discover freely the world around them.

We have been a vital part of the Eastlake and Garfield communities since our founding in 1967. We were founded to provide education to children of low income families and have expanded to additional locations and to offer quality preschool. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and the volunteers that make our mission possible. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: bring quality services to children and families.

About Us

We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation offering a comprehensive Head Start program for 192 preschool children as well as a preschool program open to all children ages 3-5. Our programs receive scholarship support from First Things First, from a Phoenix Preschool Development Grant, and from grants and donations from local corporations and the community. Our programs support:

Child Development & Health Services


   Mental Health

   Medical & Dental Health



Family and Community Partnerships

   Social Services

   Parent Partnerships

   Program Governance and Design

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Tel: (602) 252-4743

Fax: (602) 252-4894

Email: info@btwchild.org


1519 East Adams Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034