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Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. Bootcamp consists of seven, 1-hour sessions for children who are preparing to enter kindergarten. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience.

As a parent you will have the opportunity to practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child during class so that you feel confident enough to practice the skills at home.  It is important to know that this class is very interactive for both the parent and child and that participation is expected from both of you.  After leaving this class you will have new games, skills, and activities to practice at home that will help your child begin his or her kindergarten year ready to meet the very high expectations of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.  You and your child should plan on attending every session including Week 7 graduation!

Not quite ready for Kindergarten Bootcamp?

Preschool Prep is available for 3 to 5-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) to enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school – persistence, flexibility and problem-solving. Learn more or find a Preschool Prep near you. 


In the Library

These Kindergarten Bootcamps will be held at Phoenix Public Library locations. 

Cholla Library (Bilingual)

Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, and 19

Register for this series

 

South Mountain Community Library

Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27

Register for this series

 

Century Library

Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27

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Acacia Library

Fridays from 2:00 -3:00 p.m.

June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28

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Mesquite Library

Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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In the Community

These Kindergarten Bootcamps will be held at community locations around the valley.

Washington Activity Center

2040 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix

Mondays from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24 (No class July 3)

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Pendergast Community Center

10550 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix

Wednesdays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, and 19

Register for this series by calling 623-772-2339 or by emailing pendergastfrc@pesd92.org

 

Washington Activity Center

2040 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix

Wednesdays from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, and 26 (No class July 5)

Register for this series

 

Native Health Central

4041 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, and 20

Register for this series by contacting Seana Sales by calling 602-279-5262 ext. 3109 or by emailing ssales@nachci.com

 

Devonshire Senior Center

2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix

Fridays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28

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​Support for some early literacy programs 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 FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov
Some Kindergarten Bootcamps supported by a grant from First Things First North Regional Partnership Council.

Some Kindergarten Bootcamps supported by a grant from the Phoenix Library Foundation.