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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. 

​Kindergarten Bootcamps are currently all in progress. Stay tuned as more are added soon.

​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.