January 2023

As we begin our 2023 year, we continue with some new character building projects implemented by Director Kat Nygaard early in the school year. 

In January we are getting kids back into the groove of things as we came back from the 2 week holiday break. We dealt with MANY hurdles from weather; snow days, remote learning days, and adjusting to an updated bus route. 

Currently we have a waitlist for our program, if your family is in need of the services offered by PCK, stop by the PCK office and pick up an application packet, or request one via email: pckprogram@gmail.com

Homework Time

Busy families often struggle to find time to tackle homework. While children attend PCK, they are provided a mandatory 20 minutes each day to work on homework, with assistance if needed, from volunteers. 


PCK is the proud host of Daisy Troop 747.  The Daisies meet every 2nd and 4th Monday after school. For more information about becoming a Daisy, call Darlene 612-802-5089.

Help us continue to have a robust program that serves the children in Payson.  Make your tax credit donation today through PayPal or by check to PCK, PO Box 1856, Payson, AZ 85547.  Call for more information  928-478-7160.
Tax ID 03-0376861

213 S Colcord

Payson, AZ 85541

​Mailing address:  PO Box 1856, Payson, AZ 85547

pckprogram@gmail.com  928-478-7160

Payson Community Kids

"a place to belong"


Rim Country Literacy offers after school reading for children in grades K-5.  Children attend for a 20 minute session twice a week.  The Rim Literacy volunteers work with the children in small groups or one-on-one.  Children read digital and print books based on their reading level.  Kindergartners work on building their literacy skills.

The program continues through the summer when additional Math activities are added.

Arts and crafts, drawing and photography

are regular activities year round. From holiday crafts to pencil drawings to prize-winning photos.  There are activities to engage all children.

Dance.  Dance.  Dance. 

One of the most popular activities of the children.  Learning and practice is followed by a recital.    


"It is a happy talent to know how to play"

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

PCK children enjoy play time. We do a great deal of character building from the place of the playground. Children learn to treat each other with respect and to treat adults with respect.