- Mesa K-Ready VIPP program: Learn more about the Mesa Very Important Pre-schooler & Parents Program – a free program for qualified Mesa families who will be enrolling their child in kindergarten next year.
- Mesa Public Schools careers: Find top-notch career opportunities at Mesa Public Schools.
- Work for Mesa K-Ready: Positions available now!
- Mesa Library: Mesa Public Library offers online resources just for kids. Also find services and a programming schedule.
Curriculum resources for Early Learning Providers
- Preschool Resources – This site is sponsored by KinderU and provides families with a variety or resources to help build their child’s learning
- MPS Elementary Curriculum Information Math – These links provide families with information, games, practice programs and additional support in elementary mathematics.
- MPS Elementary Curriculum Information English Language Arts – These links provide families with information, games, practice programs and additional support in Elementary English Language Arts.
- What Every Student Should Know and Be Able to Do – This resource is provided by Mesa Public Schools. It contains the kindergarten through 6th grade expectations for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. These skills and expectations are aligned to the Arizona Standards and MPS district adopted curriculum. It also provides various links to other resources to help parents understand the laws that govern Arizona education.
- Mesa Library Resources – This website provides summer reading tips, free on-line research tools, links to every library resource center for all MPS Libraries, eBooks and more.
- Mesa Public School District – Mesa Public Schools offers a vibrant and visionary educational environment that ensures unprecedented excellence in education. As the state’s largest school district, MPS serves 64,000 preschool through 12th-grade students. Our supportive suburban community covers 200 square miles in Arizona’s extraordinary Valley of the Sun.
- Kinder U – Parent information and resources for preschoolers from Mesa Public Schools.
- VROOM – A set of tools and resources from the Bezos Family Foundation designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines.
Mesa United Way Resource Guide
We know that anyone can fall on hard times, much of the time through no fault of their own. Although we don’t provide direct services, we have compiled a resource guide with information about community agencies that do provide direct services. One way Mesa United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in this community is by helping individuals fine the resources that best fit their needs. Please click on the link below to access the resource guide and feel free to contact Mesa United Way with any further questions. http://www.mesaunitedway.org/resources/
Additional resources about child development
- FirstThingsFirst.org: A statewide organization that funds early education and health programs to prepare young children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond, complete with parent resources about early childhood development.
- ZEROTOTHREE.org: The skills and behaviors you can expect from your baby at every stage from birth to 3.
- HealthyChildren.org: More on developmental stages from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- CDC.gov: Developmental milestones checklists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- PBS.org: A child development tracker for insights on the stages of growth, from PBS Parents.
- Center of the Developing Child, Harvard University: The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
- Early Childhood Education Task Force Report 2016
- Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC): AzAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy and research. AzAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate and work on behalf of young children.