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Knowing & Growing

Every Child Ready to Read

Knowing & Growing is a series of programs for families that support the growth and development of young children. Aligned with the Arizona Early Learning Standards, programs are designed to relay information and develop new skills that support early learning through playful interactions with your child. You’ll be Knowing & Growing together!

Books Can©

(ages 0-3 / limit 15 children / 45 min / six-week series)

Books Can programs
10:30 a.m. Thursdays  1/12-2/16 Mustang Library

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.

Registrants are expected to attend all six weeks.

Fun With Math and Science

(ages 3-5 / 45 min / six-week series / Registration Required)

Fun With Math and Science programs
No current programs

Join us as we explore math and science concepts in an interactive, playful way! Based on Arizona's Early Learning Standards for Math and Science, this course explores concepts and introduces strategies you can use with your child to help build and strengthen their mathematical and scientific thinking skills.

Registrants are expected to attend all six weeks.

Littlest Scientists

(ages 2-5 / 90 min / Registration Required)

Littlest Scientists programs
10:30 a.m. Thursdays 4/6-4/27 Appaloosa Library

Think like a scientist while engaging in playful exploration. Each week of the program brings new challenges.

Please see a staff person prior to the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child’s registration.

Stay and Play

(ages 0-5 / 90 min / 6-week series)

Stay and Play programs
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays 1/18-2/22 Civic Center Library
10:30 a.m. Thursdays  2/23-3/30 Mustang Library

This series of play-based learning is for children up to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Your child will have opportunities to explore, create and investigate this intentional play-based environment. Each session also features a local resource professional who addresses a variety of early childhood topics.

Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child's registration.

Step Up to Learning

(ages 3-5 / 45 min / 6-week series)

Step Up to Learning programs
No current programs

This series is designed to focus on children's approaches to learning both socially and academically. Each session uses books, songs and parent/child interactions to help develop one of the most important domains of child development - how to learn.

Knowing & Growing Program Locations

Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  480-312-READ (7323)

Arabian Library
10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  480-312-READ (7323)

Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  480-312-READ (7323)

Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  480-312-READ (7323)

Scottsdale Family Resource Center
6535 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This project was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency under the Library Services Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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