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Three to five-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school. The goal of this program is to provide parents with multiple opportunities to practice teaching their children crucial skills from Arizona's Early Learning Standards. The Early Learning Standards are expectations for 3-5 year olds in the state of Arizona.  Each standard-based Preschool Prep activity gives parents and children time to work and grow together.

What will your child learn? 

Your preschooler is learning about the world and how to master emotions and impulses. This program teaches you how to prepare your child academically, emotionally, and physically.

The program is divided up into the following segments:

Build the Basics (5 min)

Foundational skills like letters and numbers

Listen to Language (5 min)

Breaking language into smaller parts

Master the Mind (15 min)

Social emotional skills. This is the core of the program and works on skills like problem solving, persisting when frustrated, and identifying and expressing emotions.

Muscle Movement (10 min)

Fine and gross motor skills

Acacia Library

Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Burton Barr Central Library

Thursdays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.


Century Library

Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Cholla Library

Tuesdays from 11:00 - 11:45 p.m.


​Desert Sage Library

Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mesquite Library

Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Saguaro Library

Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


South Mountain Community Library

Saturdays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.


Yucca Library

Thursdays from 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

​Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center

This bilingual Preschool Prep will be offered during select dates. Please check the calendar for more information.