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  • Welcome to Paradise Valley Family Resource Center

    We Serve

    The Paradise Valley Family Resource Center (PVFRC) serves all families with children birth to age five.

    Mission Statement

    We prepare children ages birth to five, for success in school and life by providing the resources and referrals that connect and strengthen families.

    We Believe

    Parents are a child’s “first teacher”. Partnering with parents and caregivers in the early years creates “little learners” that are ready to learn and succeed in school and in life. We also believe that play is the way that little learners grow and develop.

    Need a Car Seat?

    PVFRC offers car seat safety classes once a month (alternating between English and Spanish). At the end of the class you can get a free car seat. Please visit the calendar or call for more information 602-449-7411. Register online.

    A sample of the many programs and resources offered at the PVFRC:

    • Every Child a Reader (early literacy)
    • Artplay
    • Phoenix Zoo Programs
    • Science Center on Wheels
    • Mommy and Me Yoga
    • Parent/Tot Dance
    • Kith and Kin
    • Craft and Story Time
    • Car Seat Safety
    • Parenting Classes
    • Health Information
    • Hearing and Vision Screening
    • First Teeth First
    • Referrals to community programs
    • AND MORE….


    Why Is Birth to Five Years So Important?

    • 80% of a child’s brain is developed by age three.
    • 90% of a child’s brain develops before they start kindergarten at age five.
    • Kids with positive, stable relationships with parents and caregivers, as well as quality childcare, go on to do better in school and in life. They are more likely to read at grade level and graduate from high school. They are more prepared for college and careers and live a happier, healthier life.

    Registration is required for all classes.

    All Families Will Need to Complete the PVFRC Permission Form:

    Click here for online PVFRC Permission Form.

  • A child's brain is 80% developed by age 3. By age 5, it is 90% developed.

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  • First Things First Family Resource Network Logo  

    Support for Paradise Valley Family Resource Center is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirst.org.

    Visit First Things First's website.

  • A message to all parents and caregivers of children 0-5:

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