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Knowing & Growing

Every Child Ready to Read


Thanks to a grant from First Things First, a new series of programs for the family can help. They will be informative and fun for you and your child, and you’ll gets lots of free stuff like helpful books and toys. Select when, where and a time that works best for you and your child. You'll be Knowing & Growing together!

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Books Can ©

(ages 0-5 / limit 20 children / 45 min / 6-week series)

Books Can…© is a unique program that uses popular picture books to promote children’s social and emotional development and to address challenging behaviors.

See our upcoming Books Can…© programs


Brain Time for Babies / Brain Time for Toddlers

Babies: (ages 0-18 mos / limit 10 children / 40 min / 3-week series)
Toddlers: (ages 18-36 mos / limit 15 children / 40 min / 3-week series)

A special course that emphasizes child/parent interaction and reinforces early literacy skills, encourages brain development, & prepares a baby’s brain for success in school. Brain Time incorporates one-to-one parent/child interaction around books and toys in an age-focused program that is infused with simple, understandable messages about the young brain.

See our upcoming Brain Time for Babies and Toddlers programs


Fun With Math & Science

(ages 2-5 / limit 20 children / 45 min / 6-week series)

In this fun and interactive course based on the Arizona Early Learning standards for Math and Science, you will learn easy ways to involve children in science and math activities.

See our upcoming Fun With Math & Science programs


Ready to Read

(ages 0-5 / limit 20 children / 45 min / 6-week series)

Children get ready to read long before they enter school. Each session highlights an essential early literacy skill. All participants receive a book following each session to practice their newly learned skills at home!

See our upcoming Get Ready to Read programs


Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!

(limit 20 adults / 90 min / 6-week series)

This 6-week series teaches you how to create Happy Families and Responsible Kids

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!

See our upcoming Love and Logic programs


Stay and Play

(ages 0-5 / no limits / 60 min / 6-week series)

This 6-week series of play-based learning is for children up to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Each session will feature local resource professionals who address a variety of early childhood topics.

See our upcoming Stay and Play programs



Knowing & Growing Program Locations

Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  (480) 312-7051

Arabian Library
10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  (480) 312-7051

Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  (480) 312-7051

Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  (480) 312-7051

Palomino Library
12575 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
  (480) 312-7051

Desert Foothills Library
38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
  (480) 488-2286

Fort McDowell H’man ‘Shawa Early Childhood Center
18748 E. Ba Hon Nah Rd.
Fort McDowell, Arizona 85264
  (480) 789-7227

Paiute Neighborhood Center
6535 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  (480) 312-2529

Vista del Camino
7700 E. Roosevelt St.
SScottsdale, AZ 85257
  (480) 312-2323


The Knowing & Growing classes and programs are funded by a grant from the First Things First.


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