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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

Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00  p.m.

February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, and March 15

Register for this series


Agave Library

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, and April 4

Registration for this series begins January 17


Juniper Library

Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17

Registration for this series begins January 30


Ironwood Library

Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25

Registration for this series begins on February 5


South Mountain Community Library

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

April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 13

Registration for this series begins on March 1

In the Community

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


Kyrene de las Lomas Family Center

(11820 S. Warner-Elliot Loop, Phoenix)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 15, March 22
(No class March 8)

Register with Irma Horton by telephone only at 480-541-1526


Deer Valley Family Resource Center

(Located inside Desert Sage Elementary School, 4035 W. Alameda Rd., Glendale)

Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, and May 10

Register for this series


Children's Museum of Phoenix

(215 N. 7th St., Phoenix)

Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, and May 12

Registration for this series begins in early 2017

​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
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.