Early childhood education sets the tone for the rest of your child’s education journey. The metro-Phoenix preschools in this special advertising section are committed to helping you find the right fit for your child and family.
Updated for the 2020-21 school year
Arizona Sunrays Active Preschool
15801 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
602-992-5790 • arizonasunrays.com
Ages: 3–5 years. Enrollment: Year-round. Morning, afternoon or full-day programs. Active bodies build active minds! At Arizona Sunrays, our licensed preschool cultivates teaching through movement. Studies show that children learn and retain information while being physically active. Three to 5-year-olds participate in gymnastics, dance, yoga, music, art, and Ninja Zone. Instruction in ZooPhonics, the multi-sensory approach to language arts, incorporates movement to the ABCs. Class sizes are small with an 8:1 ratio. Sibling discounts and flexible payment plans available. Our teachers and coaches provide a caring and safe environment in our Valley’s premier, gymnastics, dance, and preschool facility. We are families serving families.
Building Blocks Preschool
12001 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85359
480-608-0010 • BuildingBlocksScottsdale.com
Multi-age preschool offering a transformative academic program for young learners. Students engage in a comprehensive and content-rich curriculum, with hands-on activities, designed to develop natural curiosity, enthusiasm, and ability. Each day includes frequent time for movement, play, and rest breaks to promote physical health and student learning. We also offer before- and after-care, both included in tuition. Our mission is to inspire our students to love learning, and to help them cultivate their knowledge and skills, so they will achieve excellent outcomes. Immediate openings, join our Interest List.
Camelback Desert School
9606 E. Kalil Drive, Scottsdale
480-451-3130 • camelbackdesertschool.com
Ages: 12 months–first grade during the school year; ages 1–grade 8 during the summer. Enrollment: Year-round. Tuition: Varies depending on program; sibling discounts and STO tuition assistance for kindergarten. Our school combines academic learning and structured play in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Children are given plenty of room to discover, explore and learn. This is their introduction to a lifetime of learning, and it’s a journey that should start on the right foot. We carry this enthusiasm into our year-round programs, including summer, spring, winter and school break camps for children through 8th grade.
International School of Arizona
9522 E. San Salvador Drive, Scottsdale
480-874-2326 • isaz.org
Age 18 months–grade 8. Enrollment: Year-round. Open Tuition: $15,000; flexible payment plans and sibling discounts available. The International School of Arizona (ISA) prepares students to become bilingual, valued citizens of the world. The fully accredited French and Spanish language immersion programs start in early childhood at 18 months and go through eighth grade. For more than 21 years, ISA has been passionately offering a progressive international education and advanced multi-lingual academics in a safe, diverse and nurturing environment. The evolving, adaptive curriculum follows the requirements of the French and Spanish Ministries of Education. Studies show that bilingual students outperform their counterparts on English tests, are more likely to seek a higher education and exhibit greater communication skills. In today’s world, a second language is one of the greatest assets your child can bring to their future. Contact ISA today to book a tour and to give your child the lifelong gift of a second language!
S.E.E.K. Early Learning Center
1848 N. 52nd St., Phoenix
602-283-7620 • seekearlylearning.org
Ages: 6 months-5 years. Each day, highly skilled teachers create a balance of independent discovery, cooperative learning and generous outdoor playtime — all leading to school-readiness in a safe and secure inclusive environment. Our Pre-K and Junior Kindergarten programs are the best prep for kindergarten and beyond. All of our programs are customized around your child’s progress. We utilize the High Scope curriculum, which has standardized lesson plans, researched backed assessments, and track progress through COR Advantage. We are also a voluntary participant in the Quality First program. We enroll families throughout the year and offer weekly tours. Flexible-payment plans, needs-based scholarships and sibling discounts offered.
Spirit Of Hope Montessori School
14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria
623-334-9171 • spiritofhopemontessori.com
Ages: 3–5. Enrollment: August-May. Tuition: $6,500; sibling discounts and scholarships available. Spirit of Hope Montessori School is a child-centered educational environment offering morning, afternoon and full-day programs designed to assist each child in reaching his/her full potential. By helping children develop self-confidence, self-control and independence, our curriculum helps them grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
Valley Child Care & Learning Center
Locations: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Glendale, El Mirage, Surprise, Anthem, Tempe, South Phoenix.
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer high-quality, full-day childcare and preschool programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Scholarships and flexible payment plans available. We make children smile!
15821 N. 79th St., Suite 3, Scottsdale
480-596-3543 • xtremegymnastics.com
Extensive research shows a direct and significant relationship between early childhood motor development and scholastic success. Our Move-N-Learn curriculum takes advantage of our unique ability to seamlessly combine instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, art, science, locomotor and group fitness, creating a comprehensive educational program that provides the foundation for future academic and athletic achievement. Trusted by Scottsdale families since 1996, we are known for our child development expertise and positive teaching techniques. Preschool Director Amy Bucknell has taught and coached since 2003 and is completing a PhD in educational policy. With a profound understanding of the importance of early childhood education and motor development, she brings knowledge and balance to Move-N-Learn. Our 16,000-square-foot facility offers a unique preschool experience featuring trampolines, bars, beams, rings, foam pit, climbing ropes and inspired classrooms. Your child will enjoy endless opportunities to play, explore and learn!
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