Connecting you to quality childcare and programs that give you tools to be the best parent you can be! Referral – ARIZONAChild Care Resource and The program of development of children of early age the first steps is a FREE statewide program in Arizona that helps families find high quality child care to fit your family’s unique needs. Happy Hours is a before-and-after school program offering a variety of creative, recreational and physical activities, as well as enrichment and homework opportunities. You may finally discover the best fit for you and your family!
Open to young parents ages 16-21, MCAP is a comprehensive program providing High School Equivalency preparation, parenting education, and life skills. Parents 16-21 years old and their child or children under 3 years. Are you concerned your child may have some delays? Arizona Early Intervention Program provides in-home assessement, evaluation, and ongoing services to you and your children who have developmental delays or disabilities. The State of Arizona defines as eligible for supports and services through the Arizona Early Intervention Program a child between birth and 36 months of age who is developmentally delayed or who has an established condition which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, as defined by the State.
Building Bright Futures – Special NeedsA free and voluntary program that gives you key information about early childhood development. We are here to provide free, in-home support and education on how to become the best parent you can be. Our trained volunteers can offer emotional support, parenting education, and various community resources to expectant and new parents. Using the Parents as Teachers curriculum, our educators will help expand your parenting toolkit. The more you know, the less stressful parenting can be. Make parenting fun, while also preparing your child to excel in school. Family Resources is proud to partner with Diaper Banks across Arizona to provide diapers for families in our programs.
This ILA brief explains the basics of phonics for parents, offering guidance on phonics for emerging readers, phonological awareness, word study, approaches to teaching phonics, and teaching English learners. How Do Technology and Screen Time Affect Early Childhood Development? In this video from the Center on Technology and Disability, find out about the impact of apps and screen time on early childhood learning and development. In this overview for parents, learn more about what Common Core is and how to know whether a teacher is providing developmentally appropriate instruction to address the CCSS for your child. Here are some of the questions you might ask yourself.
Preschool aged children love to write — they’re always in search of a marker or crayon. Those early scribbles are an important step on the path to literacy. Parents and preschool teachers can support a writer’s efforts in some very simple ways. And it’s never too early to start!