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 as their child’s first and most important teachers. Our NEW program begins the week of September 21 and lasts 8 consecutive weeks. Watch for preregistration to begin September 8 @ 8am.

It includes these 2 programs:

Raising a Reader teaches parents how to develop the habit of sharing books with their children by rotating high quality books into the home for families to practice regular book sharing. Early Childhood STEP teaches helpful techniques to improve family communication and encourage cooperation, plus effective discipline strategies that promote self-esteem and mutual respect.

We will want families to preregister only if they plan to attend all 8 weeks. Class size is limited.

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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There will be NO Fun Van sessions the week of August 24 - 28, 2015! Or Labor Day (September 7)


August 31, September 14

Coolidge Public Library

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

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


September 1, 8

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

Kearny Public Library (starts 8/18)
912-A Tilbury Rd.-Kearny, AZ 85137
2:00pm -4:00pm


September 2, 9

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

Ak-Chin Community Library
46521 W. Farrell, Maricopa
2:30pm-4:30pm (BEGINS again 9/23)

Copper Sky Recreation Complex
44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Maricopa
3pm-5pm (NEW Location!)


September 3, 10

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


September 4, 11

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. The last week for weekly pre-registration will be September 8 - 11.

Starting September 8, you can pre-register for an 8-week series (September 21 - November 13). Just pre-register on the website one time and you're set for the entire series.

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