The Readiness Basket

Parenting Classes

Empowering Parents to be Their Child’s First Teacher

The Readiness Basket, a bilingual (English/Spanish) training, is an exciting interactive parent and child learning workshop series offered through selected Arizona schools and community sites for over six years. The program is offered to parents, caregivers and their young children ages 0 – 5. During these 11-14 two hour sessions, parents discuss issues vital to parenting, brain development, the importance of play, discipline techniques and school readiness.

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of play in the development of a young child
  • Understand the critical nature of the first five years in nurturing a child’s optimal development
  • Gain leadership skills by conducting group conversation ns, team work and participate in the role play of presentations
  • Understand child brain development
  • Learn over 100 developmental appropriate activities to nurture learning for children 0 – 5 years old
  • Prepare their children for Kindergarten using the early education state standard


  • Arizona Learning Institute/Teen Outreach Pregnancy and Services
    Parent leadership training and Readiness Basket Parents Workshops sessions, in Gila Bend, Arizona
  • Readiness Basket Program for: Washington, Cartwright, Phoenix Elementary #1 Avondale School District
  • Pendergast School District
  • Murphy School District
    Parent leadership training and Readiness Basket Parents Workshops sessions for parents of Sullivan, Garcia, Hamilton and Kuban Elementary Schools
  • Glendale School District
  • Chandler Unified School District
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Town of Guadalupe, Phoenix metropolitan area)
  • Osborn School District
    Parent leadership training and Readiness Basket Parents Workshops sessions for parents of Encanto, Solano, Montecito and Longview Elementary Schools

Graduates’ Comments

“Readiness Basket is an unbelievable parent-child program. We couldn’t be happier with our six year partnership. We were so pleased to have our Family Resource Liaisons and parents enrolled in the different Readiness Basket Projects.” 
— Murphy School District Family Resource Coordinator

“This is a very excellent program. It has given the parents those steps they need to become successful parents and leaders for their children and others.”
— Parent Participant

“I think every parent should take this program. It helps, educates and transforms parents to be the first and most important teachers of their children.”
— Parent Participant