We all want our children to learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. When it’s time for your child to start attending preschool, there are SO MANY wonderful schools in our area to choose from. To make it easier for you to see your options, we have created our comprehensive list of Scottsdale Preschools. Read about some of our sponsored schools and take a look at the tabs below for all of the schools in our area.
Need some more preschool advice? Take a look at the articles below written by some of our local Scottsdale Moms!
Scottsdale Moms Sponsored Preschools
Christ Church School
Christ Church School’s goal is to educate the whole child…mind, heart, and spirit. Their preschool programs include play based activities for twos and threes, and expanded academic programs for pre-k and junior kindergarten students. Small class sizes ensure your child will receive the attention and focus they need to learn and grow. Christ Church School also offers a variety of curriculum that includes chapel, music, library, and P.E. Learn more about their flexible scheduling and what their preschool can offer our family by contacting them at one of the links below.
New Covenant Lutheran School
At NCLS, they provide an environment in which children succeed and gain self-confidence. Where the children develop not just physically and intellectually, but also socially, emotionally and spiritually by filling your child’s day with learning, fun, friendship, and God’s love. Additionally they offer a “Mommy and Me” class along with a new Bunnies class for children as young as 16 months.
Now enrolling ages 16 months – 5yrs. Spots still available for this year 21/22.
Building Blocks Preschool
A multi-age preschool offering a transformative academic program for young learners ages 3–5. Students engage in a comprehensive and content-rich curriculum, with hands-on activities, designed to develop their natural curiosity, enthusiasm, and ability. Each day includes frequent time for movement, play, and rest breaks to promote physical health and student learning.
Arizona Sunrays Active Preschool
Active bodies build active minds! At Arizona Sunrays, the licensed Learning Center cultivates teaching through movement. Studies show that children learn and retain information while being physically active. 3 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. The teachers and coaches provide a caring and safe environment in the valley’s premier, gymnastics, dance, and preschool facility.
Developing Minds Academy
At Developing Minds Academy, they offer Dual Language (Spanish) and small class sizes with low ratios. The social emotional learning approach to teaching is an effective way to help students learn self regulation, confidence, and executive function skills, preparing them for cognitive and academic success. They sets the stage for life long learners, with a mindful approach to Early Childhood Education. They also offer a natural playground and weekly lessons with yoga, mindfulness, music and sports.
Tutor Time’s Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs promote children’s increasing ability to self-regulate, focus, communicate both verbally and in writing, and to learn more rigorous academic and school readiness skills. The focus in Preschool and Pre-K is the creation of a fun and engaging learning environment that prepares children both cognitively and socially for kindergarten and elementary school. Plus, the teachers use the information they observe to plan customized lesson plans and activities that are geared towards the skills children are ready now to learn, all while providing a safe learning environment and warm, respectful interactions.
Learn more at one of 26 valley-wide Tutor Time schools.
Primrose School of North Scottsdale
Primrose Schools® is a national system of accredited private preschools that provides a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. The teachers and staff partner with parents to help build the right foundation for future learning and in life. With purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers, the Balanced Learning approach inspires children to think in more ways: with creativity, compassion and resourcefulness. This time-tested approach instills a love of learning and discovery that helps your child develop and excel for years.
A boutique private Montessori Preschool with small class sizes and individualized attention. Every material in their Montessori classrooms supports an aspect of child development, building upon a child’s ‘sensitive periods’ and growing them as unique individuals. Children are given the tools to learn through their own experiences and at their own pace. They are given free choice to explore the natural curiosities that exist in all humans and build a solid foundation for life-long learning.
Shepherd of the Desert Preschool
In the 36th year of exemplary education, Shepherd of the Desert Preschool has touched thousands of families and provides a safe and loving environment for students ages two through five years. The school provides a developmentally appropriate, well-rounded, hands-on early childhood program with an emphasis in social and emotional growth as well as literacy, math, science, technology, engineering and the arts. Every day a student enters the facility, he or she grows spiritually, socially, independently and academically by working together, asking questions, and exploring the world around us.