Scottsdale Family Resource Center

The Scottsdale Family Resource Center provides a variety of services free of charge to support families, parents, caregivers, expectant parents and their young children ages birth through age five (not yet in kindergarten).

Located in South Scottsdale at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, the Family Resource Center offers guidance and support for families with young children by providing access to resources, referrals to support services, and educational programs to ensure healthy growth and development for Scottsdale’s youngest learners and their families as they grow and thrive together.

Please see our SFRC Guest Guidelines (PDF) for those who will be visiting the Scottsdale Family Resource Center in person.

Contact Information

Scottsdale Family Resource Center
Paiute Neighborhood Center
6535 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P:  480-312-0038

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Maria Messenger 
Family Resource Center Coordinator
P:  480-312-7562

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First Things First

Scottsdale Family Resource Center services are provided by 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 links to external site

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The Scottsdale Family Resource Center staff is available to help you find the resources and support you need.

Programs & Events

Family Play Time

This is a FREE weekly program for parents and caregivers that provides an opportunity to explore and play with your child (ages infant – Pre-K) in a safe, indoor, open play area. We provide developmentally appropriate furniture, materials, and hands-on activities. Families can drop in anytime during the program hours(pre-registration not required).

10 - 11:30 a.m. Thursdays & Fridays

Fall Vegetable Gardening - How to Start and Maintain a Garden

FREE six-week beginner gardening classes for families with children ages 2- 5 years of age. Participants will be planting a community garden at the Scottsdale Family Resource Center. Children’s gardening activities will be provided while parents or caregivers are attending class. Please call 480-312-0038 to reserve a seat.
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Ages: Parents or caregivers with children ages 2-5 years of age.
Length: 1 hour
Class size: Limited to 12 adults (pre-registration required)
Class Schedule: 6 weeks | Tuesdays

Dates and Times:

Oct. 26 10 - 11:00 a.m. Planning your Garden
Nov. 2 10 - 11:00 a.m. Getting Started with Healthy Soil
Nov. 9 10 - 11:00 a.m. Planting your Garden
Nov. 23 10 - 11:00 a.m. Caring for your Garden, Part I
Nov. 30 10 - 11:00 a.m. Caring for your Garden, Part II
Dec. 7 10 - 11:00 a.m. Harvesting and Using your Bounty (Cooking Demonstration)


Parent Workshops

Ready for School

Ready for School Kit

Parents and caregivers of 3–5-year-olds (not yet in Kindergarten) learn activities they can do at home to help their child develop foundational skills for future success in school. Each participant will receive three children's books, crayon pack, scissors, and a writing journal. Also included is a Family Guide that provides information and activities in all the key areas that helps support learning and development. Call 480-312-0038 to register and receive your Ready For School Tote Bag!

Child Development (Spanish class)

An overview of developmentally appropriate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional milestones from birth – 11 years of age. Learn how to help address key features within each developmental stage as well as practical suggestions to improve communication with young children. Please call 480-312-0038 to register.

November 16 | 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Temperament (Spanish Class)

Learn the three innate temperament styles and the traits impacting child and adult behavior. We explain how to adjust parenting styles to meet the needs of each child’s temperament to promote healthy development. Please call 480-312-0038 to register.

December 14 | 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Emergency Diaper Assistance

Emergency assistance to Scottsdale families that need diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food is available while supplies last to qualified families. Contact the Scottsdale Family Resource Center at 480-312-0038 or

Car Seats

The Scottsdale Family Resource Center offers car seat inspections by appointment. A certified technician will inspect your car seat and show you how to install it. A limited number of car seats are available free of charge for Scottsdale residents that meet income guidelines. Call 480-312-0038 to make an appointment.

Parent Advisory Committee

The Scottsdale Family Resource Center Parent Advisory Committee is made up of parents and caregivers of the SFRC community to provide support to the Scottsdale Family Resource Center in its mission of supporting families to build a strong and vibrant parent and caregiver community. The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets monthly and provides input to the Scottsdale Family Resource Center on designing programs and services that meet the needs of families in Scottsdale.

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Parenting Resources


Donations of NEW baby items for Scottsdale families may be made by contacting the Scottsdale Family Resource Center at 480-312-0038 or Needed items include:

  • new unopened diapers and wipes
  • new unopened containers of formula and baby food
  • new car seats

Monetary donations can be made to Partners for Paiute, a non-profit organization that funds programs and agencies at the Paiute Neighborhood Center. For more information, please visit the Partners for Paiute web site:

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