Resources for Arizona Families

The following is a list of community resources for parents to assist with child care.

NOTE: This information will be updated as more community organizations provide information on plans to support Arizona families.

1) Parents should first start with calling their school office to determine what their schools plans to do for Thursdays teacher walkouts.

Here’s what school districts plan to do during the walkouts:

Where to Submit Additional Community Resources:

Want to be added to the list of resources?

Child Care- FREE

Child Care Resource and Referral is a FREE statewide program in Arizona that helps families find child care to fit your family’s unique needs.

  • 1-800-308-9000 or (520) 325-5778

Chicanos Por La Causa

  •  (602) 257-0700
  • 1112 E. Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85034
  • Resources available: Child Care - Free, Child Care - Cost, Food Assistance

Neighborhood Ministries

  •  (602) 257-0700
  • 1918 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
  • 8AM - 3PM - food will be provided

East Lake

  • 602-317-6726
  • 1540 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • 8AM -3PM

Boys and Girls Komeke

  • 51ST Ave & Pecos Rd, Laveen Village, AZ 85339
  • 8AM -3PM

The following schools from the Isaac School District will be open for breakfast at 8am and lunch at 10am on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th:

  • Alta E. Butler: 3843 W. Roosevelt Street , Phoenix , AZ 85009
  • Esperanza: 3025 West McDowell Road, Phoenix , AZ 85009
  • Joseph Zito: 4525 West Encanto Blvd. , Phoenix , AZ 85035
  • Mitchell: 1700 North 41st Avenue , Phoenix , AZ 85009
  • Moya: 406 North 41st Avenue , Phoenix , AZ 85009
  • P.T. Coe: 3801 West Roanoke, Phoenix , AZ 85009
  • Pueblo del Sol: 3449 North 39th Avenue , Phoenix , AZ 85019

Happy Hour School-Age Program (Tucson Area)

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation locations throughout Phoenix

Reveal Church (Dysart & Greenway)

  • 623-444-4629

Valley Life Church

The Springs Church

Child Care- Cost

 The YMCA is offering short-term child care during the walkouts. The following regional care centers will be available from 6:30am-6:30pm. Please contact your regional care center for pricing per day.

Glendale/ Peoria Family YMCA

14711 N. 59th Ave., Glendale

Yuma Family YMCA
1917 W. 32nd Street, Yuma

Copper Basin Family YMCA
28300 N. Main Street, Queen Creek

Flagstaff Family YMCA
1001 N. Turquoise Drive, Flagstaff

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA
1030 E. Liberty Ln., Phoenix

Southwest Valley Family YMCA
2919 Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

Ross Farnsworth East Valley Family YMCA

1807 S. Sunview, Mesa

Tempe Family YMCA
7070 S Rural Road, Tempe

Legacy Chris- Town Family YMCA
5517 N 17th Ave., Phoenix

Scottsdale/ Paradise Family YMCA
6869 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

Desert Foothills Family YMCA
34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale

Arizona Alliance of Boys and Girls Club- Encouraged to contact regional club to set up child care arrangements. $35 a day for non-members.

Boys & Girls Club of White Mountain Apache
109 E. Manzanita Street, Whiteriver

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona
335 E Aubrey St, Prescott

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix

Boys & Girls Club of the Casa Grande
798 N Picacho Street, Casa Grande

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River

2250 Highland Rd, Bullhead City

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

2602 W. Baseline Rd., Ste #25, Mesa

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
3155 E. Grant Rd., Tucson

Boys & Girls Club of Aha Macav
1603 Plantation Road, Mohave Valley

Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee
405 Arizona Street, Bisbee

Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff
301 S. Paseo del Flag, Flagstaff

Boys & Girls Club of Round Valley
208 E. 2nd Ave, Eagar

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County
590 N Tyler Ave, Nogales

Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista
1746 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista

Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley
805 S 7th Ave., Safford

Boys & Girls Club of the San Carlos Apache Nation

Flip Dunk Sports in Phoenix

  • Offering child care for age 8 and older. Drop off will open at 9am. Call 602-277-0067.

Bling Tour in Surprise

  • Performing arts facilities is providing child care for K-8. Register at

Arizona Music Academy in Tempe

  • Opening doors to K-6 for childcare

Whiz Kidz Playland in Ahwatukee

  • 301-646-9398. Offering emergency child care.

Luv 2 Play in Surprise

Kidz World Childcare and Learning Center in East Mesa

  • 480-444-8287

Stage Dreams Youth Theater at The Way Fellowship Church in Glendale, AZ

Small Miracles in Tucson and Phoenix

  • 520-744-8505 or 602-953-2530

Hi-Five Sports Day Camp at Victorium in Scottsdale

More than Modeling

Children’s Learning Adventure in Laveen, Peoria & Goodyear

  • 877-797-1417

Arizona Science Center in Phoenix

Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix

AZ on the Rocks in Scottsdale

Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA in Phoenix

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale

  • Open for existing members only

Rachels Young at Art in Scottsdale

Kidspark in Scottsdale

Kroc Day Care in Phoenix

Surprise Family Karate

  • Hosting day camp from 7am to 6pm. 480-200-8090

PV Karate in Phoenix

  • 602-867-9204

Avalanche Athletics in Phoenix

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix

  • Open for members, limited space for new families
  • 602-954-8182

Salvation Army in Phoenix

  • Providing daily child care up to 100 children age 5-12 from 7am-6pm, includes two meals and one snack. Cost $25 per day per child. 602-425-5000

KidsPark Child Care

  • Providing free child care for teachers and discounted child care to the community. 602-788-2445

Musical Theatre of Anthem

Makutus Island in Chandler

  • Kids entertainment center. 480-344-3740

Rachel’s Young at Art Studio in Scottsdale

  • Offering day camps. 480-621-6155

AZ Allstars

Lifetime Fitness in Scottsdale

  • Contact Frank Hernandez at 480-538-3451.

Arizona Prestige Gymnastic & Cheer

  • Offering full day camps for $30.
  • 602-548-8252

Food Assistance

Contact your district first to determine if your school will be providing breakfast and lunch.

Association of Arizona Food Banks- 602-528-3434 or visit their website for a complete list of partners that offer boxed lunches, onsite meals, home meals, etc.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
520-622-0525 or 800-950-8681
3003 S. Country Club Road, Tucson, Az 85726

Desert Mission Food Bank
9229 N. 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
2831 N 31st Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85009

United Food Bank
2454 S. Nina Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210

Yuma Community Food Bank
2404 E. 24th Street, Ste. A, Yuma, AZ 85365

Resources for Educators and Support Staff:

  • Contact your local AEU site liaison or AEA site representative to resources.
  • Visit Arizona Educators United Webpage:
  • KidsPark Child Care is offering free child care to educators: 602-788-2445
  • Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics is offering free child care to educators. 602-992-5790