We partner with quality care centers in our community to allow them to continue to provide top-level care.
90% of a child’s brain develops in the first 5 years of a child’s life. Children that do not attend quality centers may not have the same educational opportunities as their peers, putting them at risk for falling behind. For kids who aren’t school ready, going to kindergarten can be a struggle.
We support every child’s right to quality learning activities and experiences, no matter where they get their care. We organize convenient training for families and caregivers on early learning and other important education factors. We also partner with care centers in our community to provide the training and materials they need to meet indicators of a quality center, with a focus on centers and shelters in low income neighborhoods to serve unique populations.
Vello virtual tutoring is reaching students in more classrooms and connecting even more volunteers to become part of the program.
Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer in the Phoenix metro area? Sign up to join us at any of these upcoming activities!
Character Playbook teaches kids about healthy relationships, problem solving, and how to discuss how they are feeling. This program is made possible thanks to EverFi and the Arizona Cardinals.
Reflections from Valley of the Sun United Way Board Chair, Jenny Holsman Tetreault
Finding a time to volunteer that matches with the schedule of your busy life can be a challenge. Discovering the right at-home activity for you and your family and friends to do whenever you want is much easier! Look at these fun at-home activities with United Way to find the right one for you.