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From early literacy to fun activities, the Family Resource Center provides a safe, positive environment for family development.

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For more information about current Family Resource Center programs, download the Gilbert FRC Calendar and Chandler FRC Calendar.

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This fun, interactive early literacy program is designed to prepare families for their children’s entrance into kindergarten. Each family is assigned a mentor that works directly with the parents and children. Children ages 3-5 learn how to count, recognize letters and sounds, sing and dance and expand their vocabulary, while developing social skills, playing and creating memories. August through May.

Monday/Wednesday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Tuesday/Thursday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Monday/Wednesday PM- 1:00-3:00 PM

AZCEND – FRC                                                   HERITAGE CENTER- FRC
345 S. California St                                                  132 W Bruce Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225                                                 Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-963-1423                                                            480-428-5446

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June 2019

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – AZCEND FRC

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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RSK! is a school readiness program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to enter kindergarten in 2019. Each week is themed and includes stories, songs and activities. You will actively practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child so that you can practice the same skills at home. Participation in class is expected from both caregiver and child. Lead your child to kindergarten readiness by reading, singing, playing and talking in meaningful ways. Join us to learn more! Children must…

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – AZCEND FRC

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

RSK! is a school readiness program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to enter kindergarten in 2019. Each week is themed and includes stories, songs and activities. You will actively practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child so that you can practice the same skills at home. Participation in class is expected from both caregiver and child. Lead your child to kindergarten readiness by reading, singing, playing and talking in meaningful ways. Join us to learn more! Children must…

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Musicology – AZCEND FRC

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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An enhance music program designed for ages 0-5. Classes promote language, rhythm, motor skills, self-esteem, creativity and joy! To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

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Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

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English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Future Kiddie Session 1 – AZCEND FRC

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Weekly computer classes for kids ages 3-8. Children learn typing skills & computer navigation while learning the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Session 1 is geared towards preschool aged kids. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

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Future Kiddie Session 2 – AZCEND FRC

June 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Weekly computer classes for kids ages 3-8. Children learn typing skills & computer navigation while learning the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Session 2 is geared towards K-2nd grade. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

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Promoting Secure Attachment – AZCEND FRC

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Secure attachment is the foundation for healthy relationships from childhood into adulthood. Explore parenting strategies and interactions to foster healthy attachment in your child’s life. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – AZCEND FRC

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

RSK! is a school readiness program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to enter kindergarten in 2019. Each week is themed and includes stories, songs and activities. You will actively practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child so that you can practice the same skills at home. Participation in class is expected from both caregiver and child. Lead your child to kindergarten readiness by reading, singing, playing and talking in meaningful ways. Join us to learn more! Children must…

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Interactive Play: Bricks 4 Kidz – AZCEND FRC

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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This workshop uses LEGOs to create models based on the ABCs and the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Join us for our monthly Saturday fun event in the FRC! Please contact Hunter to register at 480.963.1423. ext. 119 or hunter@azcend.org.

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Come Build With Me, Summer Fun! – AZCEND FRC

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Fun family time together building water tables and pool noodle sprinklers. For more information, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 408.963.1423 ext 119.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO®games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 408.963.1423 ext 119.

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – AZCEND FRC

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

RSK! is a school readiness program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to enter kindergarten in 2019. Each week is themed and includes stories, songs and activities. You will actively practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child so that you can practice the same skills at home. Participation in class is expected from both caregiver and child. Lead your child to kindergarten readiness by reading, singing, playing and talking in meaningful ways. Join us to learn more! Children must…

Find out more »

Musicology – AZCEND FRC

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

An enhance music program designed for ages 0-5. Classes promote language, rhythm, motor skills, self-esteem, creativity and joy! To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO®games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 408.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

Find out more »

English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

Find out more »

Future Kiddie Session 1 – AZCEND FRC

June 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly computer classes for kids ages 3-8. Children learn typing skills & computer navigation while learning the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Session 1 is geared towards preschool aged kids. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO®games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 408.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Future Kiddie Session 2 – AZCEND FRC

June 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly computer classes for kids ages 3-8. Children learn typing skills & computer navigation while learning the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. Session 2 is geared towards K-2nd grade. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 480.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – AZCEND FRC

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

RSK! is a school readiness program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to enter kindergarten in 2019. Each week is themed and includes stories, songs and activities. You will actively practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child so that you can practice the same skills at home. Participation in class is expected from both caregiver and child. Lead your child to kindergarten readiness by reading, singing, playing and talking in meaningful ways. Join us to learn more! Children must…

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO®games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 408.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – AZCEND FRC

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13+ to spend their school or holiday break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO®games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. To register, please contact Hunter Cordova at hunter@azcend.org or 408.963.1423 ext 119.

Find out more »

Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

Find out more »

English as a Second Language – AZCEND FRC

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
+ Google Map

English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Family Support & Assistance Program- Chandler & Gilbert

Provides assistance to families in the community with children 0-5 years old. The program will work with families to develop goals and support families in achieving those goals. Provides emergency diapers for families in need with children ages 0 to 5, with a scheduled appointment, resources and referrals, and family support.

Child Watch- both Chandler & Gilbert

Child Watch provides a safe environment for children while their parents participate in AZCEND programs. Child Watch is open during most class times, food bank hours, and during appointments. Parents must remain on the premises while their child is in the program and sign them in and out.

Benefits Connection- Chandler & Gilbert

Meet with a Benefits Coordinator to help you navigate through the DES system with dignity by assisting you with applications for SNAP, AHCCCS, cash assistance, and other benefits, reducing the stress of waiting in long lines.

Community Health Program- see schedule for dates & locations

The FRC hosts health prevention and awareness classes, and offers support including oral health and fluoride treatments, vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and other health check ups, and mobile onsite medical services.

Operation Santa

Each year AZCEND’s Operation Santa program provides holiday assistance to children throughout the Chandler/Gilbert community. This year, we provided over 826 children with a minimum of four gifts each, empowering families during the holidays who may have otherwise not shared this experience. Through Operation Santa, there are many opportunities to get involved, including participating in our Adopt-A-Family program, hosting a new toy and clothing drive, volunteering to pack gift bags and more.

*Chandler Location: 345 S California St, Chandler, AZ 85225

*Heritage Center: 134 W. Bruce Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Please be on the look out for the 2019 registration dates!

Operation Back to School

Operation Back to School provides children with school supplies, including backpacks, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms. AZCEND reaches out to donors and volunteers to be part of this collaborative initiative and serves as a donation site.

There are many opportunities to be involved, including sponsorship, hosting a drive at work, making a financial contribution, donating supplies or volunteering. Information about how to get involved is available online at www.azcend.org, including a list of supplies needed for various grade levels ranging from preschool to high school.

For more information: https://forourcitychandler.org/operation-back-to-school

Please be on the look out for the 2019 donation dates!