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.

Contact Information

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

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Mariko Whelan
Interim Family Resource Center Coordinator
P: 480-312-0038
mwhelan@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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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 FirstThingsFirst.org. 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

DESCRIPTION:
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).
DATE:
Thursdays & Fridays
TIME:
10 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION:
Scottsdale Family Resource Center

Cafecito (Bilingual English/Spanish)

DESCRIPTION:

Social group meeting to discuss pertinent community topics. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

(Spanish): Reunión de un grupo social para charlar de las temas pertinentes de la comunidad. Espacio limitado: Contáctenos para registrarse: 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

DATE / FECHA:
Tuesday, Oct. 25
TIME / TIEMPO:
10 - 11 a.m.
LOCATION / UBICACION:
Scottsdale Family Resource Center

Fall Festival with Author Visit

DESCRIPTION:

Storybook reading by author Debi Novotney and fun fall themed crafts and activities. Pre-register by calling 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

(Spanish): Lectura de cuento por la autora Debi Novotney con manualidades y actividades temáticas de otoño. Espacio limitado: Contáctenos para registrarse: 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

DATE / FECHA:
Wednesday, Oct. 26
TIME / TIEMPO:
10 - 11 a.m.
LOCATION / UBICACION:
Scottsdale Family Resource Center

Parent Workshops

Proyecto de Kith y Kin (In Spanish)

DESCRIPTION:

This six-week series is for those who care for children in their homes. Topics include brain development, language and literacy, child passenger safety, activities for children, nutrition, child development, guidance and discipline and home and environmental safety. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

(Spanish): La clase es un serie de seis semanas para personas que cuidan a los niños en su casa. Los temas incluyen: Desarrollo cerebral, lenguaje y alfabetismo, seguridad para pasajeros infantiles, actividades para los niños, nutrición, etapas de desarrollo, guía y disciplina, seguridad en el hogar y el ambiente. Espacio limitado: Contáctenos para registrarse: 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

DATE / FECHA:
Monday/Lunes, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17
TIME / TIEMPO:
10 a.m.
LOCATION / UBICACION:
Scottsdale Family Resource Center
Cost/Costo:
Free/Gratis

Books Can...© (English Sessions)

DESCRIPTION:
Books Can...© is a unique program based on Arizona's Infant & Toddler Guidelines and Arizona's Early Learning Standards that uses popular picture books, rhymes, songs and interactive activities to promote children's social and emotional development. Each session focuses on a different aspect of development, including:
  • Session 1: Attachment
  • Session 2: Feelings
  • Session 3: Self Awareness
  • Session 4: Self-Regulation
  • Session 5: Relationships & Social Interactions
  • Session 6: Effective Praise

Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 480-312-0038 or email ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

DATE:
Wednesdays: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
TIME:
10 - 11 a.m.
LOCATION:
Scottsdale Family Resource Center

Los libros pueden...© (Spanish Sessions)

DESCRIPTION:
Los libros pueden...© es un programa único basado en las Pautas para Bebés y Niños Pequeños de Arizona y los Estándares de Aprendizaje Temprano de Arizona que utiliza libros ilustrados populares, rimas, canciones y actividades interactivas para promover el desarrollo social y emocional de los niños. Cada sesión se centra en un aspecto diferente del desarrollo, que incluye:
  • Sesión 1: Apego
  • Sesión 2: Sentimientos
  • Sesión 3: Autoconciencia
  • Sesión 4: Autorregulación
  • Sesión 5: Relaciones e interacciones sociales
  • Sesión 6: Elogio efectivo

Espacio limitado: Contáctenos para registrarse: 480-312-0038 / ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

DATE:
los martes: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
TIME:
10 - 11 a.m.
LOCATION:
Scottsdale Family Resource Center

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 ScottsdaleFamilyResourceCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

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.

Online Resources

Parenting Resources

Donations

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

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