Family Resource Center

From early literacy to fun activities, Family Resource Centers provide a safe, positive environment for children and their parents to learn, develop and grow.

 

Giggles, Squiggles and Squirms

Chandler Family Resource Center

This fun, interactive early literacy program prepares children and their families to begin Kindergarten. Children three – five years old learn how to count, recognize letters and sounds, sing, dance and expand their vocabulary while developing social skills, playing and creating memories. Each family is assigned a mentor who works with the parents and children.

Giggles, Squiggles and Squirms is offered August through May.

  • Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Monday & Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-3:00 pm
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.

Chandler families contact: Jackie Cruz, 480-963-1423 x100, chandlerfrc@azcend.org

Gilbert families contact: Esmeralda Sanchez, (480) 428-5446 x203, gilbertfrc@azcend.org

Emergency Diaper Assistance is available. Contact gilbertfrc@azcend.org

Birthday Cakes
from For Goodness Cakes

A special birthday cake will be baked for children to celebrate their birthdays. Many thanks to For Goodness Cakes, a non-profit organization that has generously partnered with AZCEND to provide the birthday cakes. Requests with allergy restrictions cannot be filled. Please contact us two weeks before the special day to place your request!

Chandler AZCEND Families– jackiec@azcend.org / 480-963-1423 x 100

Gilbert AZCEND Families– gilbertfrc@azcend.org

Link to request a cake: For Goodness Cakes Request

Child Watch

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 

Get help navigating through the Department of Economic Security (DES) and complete applications for SNAP, AHCCCS, cash assistance and other benefits. Contact our Benefits Coordinator Rhemy Montalvo, 480-963-1423 x105.

Community Health Program

The Family Resource Centers host health prevention and awareness classes. We offer support including oral health and fluoride treatments, vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and other health check-ups as well as mobile onsite medical services. See schedule for dates & locations.

We hope to see you soon!

Chandler
Family Resource Center

Location

345 S California St, Chandler, AZ 85225

at AZCEND

Contact

Esmeralda Sanchez, (480) 428-5446, Ext 203, esmeralda@azcend.org

Hours

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm

 

Chandler FRC Calendar

Gilbert
Family Resource Center

Location

132 W Bruce Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233

at The Gilbert Heritage Center

Contact

Esmeralda Sanchez, (480) 428-5446, Ext 203, esmeralda@azcend.org

Hours

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm

 

Gilbert FRC Calendar

 

Did you know?

Last year, 3,845 children participated in Early Childhood literacy programs preparing them succeed in Kindergarten and in life.