As teachers' #RedforEd walkout heats up with a planned walk out for better pay and school funding, many schools will be shutting their door. 

Below are some resources that are available to parents who are looking for options for their children, aside from taking them to work. 

Make sure to call ahead to register your children!

Follow the Arizona Education Association on Social Media to find up updates on the #RedforEd walkout: Twitter || Facebook

Animal Adventure Day Camp

Arizona Humane Society Campus for Compassion
1521 W. Dobbins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85041
For ages 6 - 12
Must bring your own snacks/lunch

Arizona Science Center

Grades K–5
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix.  602-716-2000, 

Arizona Science Center is offering full-day camp programming for kindergarten through 5th-grade students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday for the duration of the teacher walkout. Early drop off is available starting at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up available until 6 p.m. for $15/day per child.

UPDATE: Call to inquire about registration for this week. 

Free educator opportunities are also available to Arizona teachers Monday through Friday during the walkout. These two-hour training sessions have a maximum capacity of 30 teachers each and will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

BEST (Beginners Edge Sports Training).

ASC/Arizona Sports Complex
3555 Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Challenger Space Center

Metro Center Mall, Suite #2214, Phoenix
Grades K–8  $10

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Camps for ages 5-8 offer hands-on learning, games and activities plus free play from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50; $20 for extended hours from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix

Creative Castle Preschool and Kindergarten

4130 W. Opportunity Way, Anthem
Ages: 4-6
Register: Call 602-740-9561 or email
Cost: $60, includes pizza lunch

Crossroads Church

42105 41st Dr., Anthem, 623-466-7964
Times: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ages: K-12
Cost: Free

Flip Dunk Sports

1515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
$35 for half-day (9 a.m.-noon)
$55 for full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
$6 per hour.

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine

April Day Camp 
Ages: 5-18 Cost $25
Parsons Leadership Center, 1611 E Dobbins Rd, Phoenix

i.d.e.a. Museum

150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa
Ages 5-12 
from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 4 p.m.


7337 W. Bell Road (near Arrowhead Towne Center), Peoria or 48th Street and Larkspur Drive (next to Best Buy near Paradise Valley Mall) in Phoenix.
Ages 2-12
$8-$9 per hour for one child, with discounts for siblings
623-878 -2411

This drop-in daycare facility in Peoria and north Phoenix is open days, nights and weekends and charges

Kroc Day Care

1375 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Any day the walkout takes place
$25 per day per child
age 5-12

Makutu’s Island

6919 W. Ray Road, Chandler
7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
$79 discount given if child wears red 

Mountain Park Church

16461 St. 48th Street, Phoenix.

Springs Church

6135 W. Detroit St. Chandler

St. Mary's Food Bank 

3131 West Thomas Road, Phoenix
13050 West Elm Street, Surprise
9 am to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Five hundred food distribution centers will open their doors to any students or families who need a meal during a planned teacher walk-out.

Christ’s Church of the Valley donated to St. Mary's Food Bank ahead of the walkout. Food will be distributed through St. Mary's existing centers.

“With over 500 distribution centers throughout the state, there's not one student who won’t be served,” Rosenbaum said.

The food banks will offer meals to families as long as the the walkout continues.

  • St. Mary’s currently distributes more than 7,000 after-school meals daily to at-risk kids at more than 150 sites around the state. More than 100 of those sites are not located on school properties and will not be affected.
  • For families who do not participate in normal feeding program and are looking to emergency food for their children, please visit the list of St. Mary’s agency partner sites at to find the nearest agency location to obtain an emergency food box – a 2-3 day supply of non-perishable food for families that includes canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, pasta, beans and other items. Families should bring identification and a proof of address with them.
  • In addition both St. Mary’s locations in Phoenix (3131 West Thomas Road) and Surprise (13050 West Elm Street) will provide grab-and-go children’s meals from 9 am to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Families can also obtain an emergency food box at both locations in addition to the children’s meals.

Tempe Community Christian Church

1701 S. College Ave. Tempe
(480) 967-5266

Valley Life Church

34406 N 27th Dr #198, Tramonto Area
Times: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ages: K-5th grade
Cost: Free

YMCA Arizona

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park

FREE CHILD admission
(623) 935-WILD (9453)
Zoo: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Aquarium: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @ZooWildlife
Admission includes access to the Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park. 

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is excited to announce, they will be offering FREE CHILD admission both Thursday 4/26 & Friday 4/27, to support students in the #RedForEd school closings.  Wildlife World will admit 1 school age child for free with every adult admission.  Offer not valid with any other discounts or discounted group prices.

For more info: (623) 935-WILD (9453) or visit Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @ZooWildlife, and

Z on the Rocks

Starting April 26, 7:45am - 3:15pm
For 1st - 8th graders
Cost: $50
Must bring your own packed lunch