YOU are your child's first and most important teacher. By knowing and understanding the different developmental tasks and milestones children navigate through, you will be better able to provide safe and enriching environments.

The first five years are the foundation for the rest of your child's life. Make them count!


The Fun Van program is FREE for caregivers and accompanying children ages infant to five years.

Our goal is to support parents and caregivers in their role as their child’s first and most important teachers. The Fun Van Team assists with developing literacy in children 0-5 through the Raising a Reader curriculum.

Each program includes a parent session, free-play time, story time, crafts, songs, snacks, and a free toy and book for the children to take home.

A group gathered to read a story in an Apache Junction session of the Fun Van!

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August 3, 10, 17, 31

Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central, Coolidge
9:30am - 11:30am

Anthem Community Center
3200 N. Anthem Way, Florence
1:00pm - 3:00pm


July 28, August 4, 11, 18, September 1

Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction
9:00am - 11:00am

Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central, Coolidge
10:00am - 12pm

San Manuel Library
108 5th Avenue, San Manuel
10:00am - 12:00pm

Hope Women's Center- Coolidge
850 N. California Street
1:00pm -3:00pm

Superior Public Library
99 N Kellner Ave, Superior, AZ 85173
2:30pm - 4:30pm


July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Maricopa Public Library
41600 W. Smith-Enke Rd., Maricopa
9:00am - 11:00am
11:30am - 1:30pm
2:15pm- 4:15pm

Ak-Chin Community Library
46521 W. Farrell, Maricopa
2:30pm-4:30pm (cancelled until further notice)


July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
5301 S. King's Ranch Road, GOLD CANYON
9:30am - 11:30am

Arizona City Central Lutheran Church
12921 Sunland Gin Road
9am - 11am

Casa Grande Public Library
449 North Dry Lake, Casa Grande
12pm - 2pm

Hope Women's Center- Apache Junction
252 N. Ironwood Drive


July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction
9:00am - 11am
11:15am - 1:15pm

You can Pre-Register for all Fun Van sessions each week from Tuesday morning at 8am until Friday afternoon at 12pm. Please check our Pre-Registration website for more details on session availability.

Check the upcoming week's pre-registration rosters here (after 2pm each Friday)