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Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2020?

If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp from Phoenix Public Library! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks.


Is your child eligible for Bootcamp?

  1. Your child must be entering kindergarten in Fall 2020.
  2. You and your child must attend together.
  3. If this is not your first time attending, you must receive special permission to repeat the series. Email earlyliteracy@phoenix.gov.


Not eligible for Kindergarten Bootcamp?

Tools for School is our interactive weekly drop-in program for 3 to 5-year-olds and their favorite adults. You and your child will work on school readiness skills such as persistence, flexibility, and problem-solving while enjoying stories and activities.  

Learn more or find a Tools for School near you. 


Community Partners:

Would you like to host a Kindergarten Bootcamp series at your location? Please contact earlyliteracy@phoenix.gov for details.


In the Library

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

​Juniper Library

1825 W. Union Hills Dr., 85027

Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

​Palo Verde Library - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

4402 N. 51st Ave., 85031

Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, and 9 (No class April 11)

​Mesquite Library

4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., 85032

Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and May 7

​Cesar Chavez Library

3635 W. Baseline Rd., 85339

Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Register for this series.

​Desert Sage Library - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

7602 W. Encanto Blvd., 85035

Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Register for this series.

​Mesquite Library

4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., 85032

Saturdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 16

​Ironwood Library

4333 E. Chandler Blvd., 85048

Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 16

Register for this series.

​Cholla Library

10050 Metro Parkway E., 85051

Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19

Agave Library

23550 N. 36th Ave., 85310

Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20

Register for this series.

​Acacia Library

750 E. Townley Ave., 85020

Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21

Register for this series.

​South Mountain Community Library

7050 S. 24th St., 85042

Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6

​Desert Sage Library - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

7602 W. Encanto Blvd., 85035

Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, and 18 (no class July 4)

​Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N. Central Ave., 85004

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

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, and 16

​Mesquite Library

4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., 85032

Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, and 16


​Cholla Library

10050 Metro Parkway E., 85051

Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 (no class July 4)

​Agave Library

23550 N. 36th Ave., 85310

Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, and 22

In the Community

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

​New Life Pregnancy Center - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

at Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries​

2632 W. Augusta Ave., 85051

Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Register with Rocio Montane by phone at 602-346-2300.

​Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center

4040 N. 14th St. Room A, 85014

Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

March 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and 12

​Heart of Isaac Community Center - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

1403 N. 32nd Ave., 85009

Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15

Register by phone at 602-442-0583.

​Paradise Valley Family Resource Center

17835 N 44th St., 85032

Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19

Register with Gina by phone at 602-449-7412.

​Washington Activity Center

2240 W. Citrus Way, 85015

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19

​Pendergast Family Resource Center - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

10550 W. Mariposa St., 85037

Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20

Register for this series by phone at 623-772-2339.

​Paradise Valley Community Center

17402 N. 40th St., 85032

Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, and 26

Register for this series.

Supported by First Things First

Support for 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 FirstThingsFirst.org.

Additional support for Kindergarten Bootcamp comes from the Phoenix Library Foundation.


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