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Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center

The Paradise Valley Family Resource Center (PVFRC) works to prepare children ages birth to 5 for a lifetime of success. Opportunities are created for adults to make friends, learn parenting skills, and learn with their children, through play, in a safe and welcoming environment.

Parents and guardians are a child’s "first and best teacher." Partnering with families and caregivers in the early years creates "little learners" who are prepared for a journey of excellence.

Some of the programs and resources offered include:

Parents/Caregivers with Children

  • Storytime & Open Play
  • Zumbini
  • Mind Full Music
  • Kindergarten Bootcamp
  • Baby Time
  • Story School
  • Raising a Reader
  • Leap into Science
  • Lending Learning Backpacks
  • Tools for School
  • Zoo To You (Phoenix Zoo)

Parents/Caregivers Only

  • Self Care
  • Car Seat Safety (English & Spanish)
  • Kith and Kin (English & Spanish)
  • Triple P Parenting
  • Active Parenting
  • Conscious Discipline
  • 1, 2, 3 Talk with Me (LENA Program)
  • Cafecitos (Spanish)
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Unite for Literacy - Growing Readers

We imagine a world where all families with young children are inspired each day to create a better life for their children. We believe that books can be a source for that inspiration and few things are more powerful than a caring adult sharing a book with a child. The right book at the right time can increase a child’s sense of identity, increase their reading competence, and most importantly, it can inspire their inner drive to take responsibility for their own learning.

Support for the PVSchools 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. 

First Things First

Why It's Important

  • 80% of a child’s brain is developed by age 3.
  • 90% of a child’s brain develops before they start kindergarten at age 5.
  • Kids with positive, stable relationships with parents, guardians, and caregivers, as well as quality childcare, go on to do better in school. These children are more likely to read at grade level and graduate from high school.

Contact Us

Family Resource Center
(Foothills Campus)
17835 N. 44th Street 
Phoenix, AZ, 85032


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday Evenings
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Hours vary

Note: Summer (closed on Fridays)
and holiday hours vary.

First Things First Family Resource Network Update