The mission of Thrive to Five is to help families prepare children for success in school. We strive to build healthy and empowered families by providing free classes, resources, referrals and information on child health and development.
The Thrive to Five Family Resource Center is part of the Tempe Elementary School District and provides family support services and community referrals to parents and/or caregivers of children ages birth to five years old. We offer free educational programs including early literacy, nutrition, child development, art and literacy, STEAM, and kindergarten readiness classes to promote the understanding of early childhood development. Thrive to Five offers a two-generational approach giving families and caregivers the knowledge, skills and resources to help children prepare for success in school.
In our Thrive to Five Family Resource Center, families can:
- Participate in fun and educational parenting activities. Our classes consist of adult/child interactive sessions, parent-only workshops, and community support group sessions. Free childcare is offered to all parent-only workshops until capacity has been reached. We provide classes in English and Spanish. We also provide bus passes if needed to attend class.
- Check out great resources from our lending libraries. Borrow a children's book, game, parenting book, or other fun and educational resources. Try them out at home and return them to choose something new!
- Use a computer with internet. Find local resources, complete job applications, update resumes and more.
- Meet other parents in the community. Our family resource center is a great place for both children and parents to make new friends.
- Get connected to classes and resources. Speak with a Thrive to Five staff member to discuss the needs of you and your family to help your child prepare for success in school.
The Thrive to Five Family Resource Center is supported by a grant from First Things First, which collaborates with families and communities to give all Arizona children from birth to age five the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more by visiting FirstThingsFirst.org