Scottsdale Family Resource Center
In its response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Scottsdale Family Resource Center (SFRC) is offering virtual workshops and has postponed in-person parenting activities. Staff is available at 480-312-0038.
The city continues to serve the public throughout situations like the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and isclosely tracking the situation to ensure that city staff and the public are protected.
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.
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 FirstThingsFirst.org.
Request for Assistance
The Scottsdale Family Resource Center staff is available to help you find the resources and support you need.
Events & Programs
Family Play Time
This is a weekly free 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.
Class sizes are limited to 5 families per session (1 adult with 1-2 children/no school aged children permitted due to limited space). Please note that pre-registration is required. Call the Scottsdale Family Resource Center at 480-312-0038 to register and reserve a seat.
This program is postponed until further notice.
Cafecito Virtual (in Spanish)
A virtual parenting group for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 years-old with the goal of connecting with others, learning parenting strategies, sharing ideas, building a supportive community, and enjoying time together. For more information contact Rosita Pinedo at 480-312-7561.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Second and fourth Mondays of the month
Virtual Parent Workshops
Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to parenting. Learn ways to manage your emotions while helping your child manage their emotions. Learn ways to problem solve during difficult behaviors and use effective consequences as a parent. This workshop is presented by Child Crisis Arizona through Zoom. Please contact the SFRC at 480-312-0038 and a team member will assist you with the registration process.
6 - 8 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, Jan. 25 & 27, 2021
Parenting on the Same Page
Information and strategies for co-parenting children whether you’re in the same or separate households. Explore your parenting style and motivation to create a foundation to approach parenting and further support your children’s growth into healthy adults. This workshop is presented by Child Crisis Arizona through Zoom. Contact the SFRC at 480-312-0038 and a team member will assist you with the registration process.
10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
Adverse Childhood Experiences (in Spanish)
Childhood trauma effects behavior into adulthood. Learn about the impacts, and how to promote healthy behaviors to keep kids safe. Contact the SFRC at 480-312-0038 and a team member will assist you with the registration process.
10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Emergency Diaper Assistance
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.
Donations of NEW baby items for Scottsdale families may be made by contacting the Scottsdale Family Resource Center at 480-312-0038 or ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov. 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: www.partnersforpaiute.org