Family Resources & Child Care Options

Governor Ducey has ordered all schools closed for the remaining  months of the 2019-2020 school year.  Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has compiled this list of programming options for Arizona’s working families who need child care service.

If your family needs child care assistance during this mandatory school closure, please contact any of these programs for times and details regarding their programs.  This list will be updated as more programs let us know they are open and available to families.

The Governor’s Office has identified existing, licensed child care centers that have capacity to serve children under 13.    Arizona Enrichment Centers List

Multiple Locations State or Valley Wide:

  • Valley of the Sun YMCA – 13 branches have preschool, school-age and teen programs through July 31st, including the Yuma and Flagstaff branches.  Click here for details on their website – YMCA Emergency Child Care
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Valley – various locations, click here to see the listing of locations:  Boys & Girls Club of the Valley (formerly Metro Phoenix)
  • BRiDGES Preschool,  Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek –     480-274-3437,   Bridges Preschool Open for 1 to 12 year olds.
  • Children’s Learning Adventure Daycare Centers in Laveen, Maricopa and Scottsdale waiving registration fees for impacted families  Children’s Learning Adventure
  • Sunrise Preschools, 30 locations in the Valley including Casa Grande and Maricopa – check out their website for addresses and contact information Sunrise Preschools

East Side of the Valley:

  • The Little Prospector, Apache Junction will be open from 6am-6pm Mon- Fri. (480) 983-6685 :  Little Prospector
  • Magellan Christian Academy, Mesa.  Ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Hours are 0630-1800 M-F., 847 S Greenfield Rd 104,Mesa, AZ 85206   (480) 359-4040  Magellan Christian Academy
  • Victory Life Church Teen Center, Chandler – 19609 S McQueen Rd Chandler 85286 (480)634-0006  will have paid workforce development activities for eligible youth
  • Springs Preschool, Chandler Website for details
  • Discovery Time Childcare, Tempe – 1425 W Southern #7,  480-921-2412  Discovery Time Tempe
  • The Goddard School Warner, Gilbert – 720 E. Warner Rd., (480) 633-3196   Goddard School
  • Here We Grow Learning Center, Fountain Hills – 16901 E. Palisades Blvd., ages 1-12 years old, 480-837-6600,  Here We Grow Az
  • Chandler Unified School District, EEWC (Emergency Essential Worker’s Care) – Child Care, Please call (480) 224-3900 with questions or to hold a spot for 24 hours. (Phones open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.)   To qualify for care you must fall into one of these categories*: Medical Care Worker, Senior Care Employees, First Responders, Pharmacists, Grocers/Food Delivery, Military  *must show valid proof of employment. 

Hamilton High School
3700 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248
Chandler High School
350 N. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85225

  • Whiz Kidz Preschool, Scottsdale – 7214 E Jenan Dr., school age children up to 8 years old,  (480) 999-0944 , Hours: 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Whiz Kidz Preschool, Mesa– 4909 E Brown Rd., school age children up to 8 years old,  (480)999-4255 , Hours: 6:30AM-6:00PM

South Phoenix Area:

  • Foothills Preschools & Enrichment Center, Phoenix –  1442 E. Chandler Blvd #101,  480-283-1220 Hours of operation 7am tp 6pm   Foothills Preschool

West Side of the Valley:

North Phoenix Area:

  • Primrose School at Tatum, Cave Creek – 6:30am-6:30pm Monday- Friday  4747 E Dynamite Blvd.  Cave Creek, AZ 85331  480-513-2900  Primrose School at Tatum
  • Kiddie Academy of North Phoenix, Glendale –  4250 W Pinnacle Peak Rd  Glendale  623-580-1303   Kiddie Academy
  • Lifeprints Childcare and Learning Center, Phoenix – 15630 N. 7th Street,  Hours of operation 6am to 6pm,  Life Prints Learning Center
  • Whiz Kidz Preschool, Phoenix – 13424 N 32nd St., school age children up to 8 years old,  (602)971-7007,  Hours: 6:30AM-6:00PM

Central Phoenix:

  • Impact Gymnastics Academy,  Phoenix – online at Impact Gymnastics, Phone: 602-870-7574
  • Kids Can Doodle, Phoenix – 3552 W. Glendale Ave.,Suite A, Hours of operation 5:30-6:30,   Kids Can Doodle


  • Happy Trails Preschool Daycare, Yuma 11607 South Fortuna Road, Yuma.  928-345-9199: Happy Trails Preschool
  • Preschool Express, Yuma – 183 E. 24th Street #8,  (928) 782-3290   Preschool Express

Kingman Area:

Tucson Area:

  • Arts for All, Tucson We will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 6pm: Arts for All
  • La Casita Daycare, 2 locations in Tucson – 1440 W Ajo Way, Hours of Operation are from 6:00AM to 7:00PM  (520) 807-1770
    1902 S. Jefferson,  Hours of Operation: 6:00AM to 6:00PM  Phone: (520) 747-3841
  • New Discoveries Preschool, Tucson – Open 5:45 am- 6:00 pm, 520-293-5756, 1109 W. Prince Road suite 141,  New Discoveries
  • Bright Star Preschool, Tucson – Open 7:00 am-5:30 pm,  520-325-7005  1750 E. Prince Road    Bright Star Learning

Prescott Area:

  • God’s World Preschool and Child Care, Prescott Valley –  3880 N Valorie Drive, (928) 772-0460 .  No website, call or find them on Facebook for more information.


Online services and matching caregivers with families