Preschool Guide

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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

International School of Arizona

ISA is an independent school offering a dual immersion program in French and Spanish for kids 18 months of age – 8th grade. At ISA we teach IN the langage while offering challenging academics in a safe, small class environment. Schedule a campus visit today!

9522 E. San Salvador Dr.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Whiz Kidz Preschool East Scottsdale

Our East Scottsdale location will meet your child’s growing needs from elegantly designed spaces to spacious playgrounds you can feel assured your child is thriving in the loving hands of highly qualified Early Educators.

Call and schedule a tour today (480) 999-4503

11090 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

(480) 999-4503

Whiz Kidz Preschool Scottsdale

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, our private preschool offers a large outdoor courtyard with age-specific playgrounds, gardening space, and an outdoor classroom for an enhanced learning experience. The perfect place for your child to explore the joys of nature while in a safe environment.

Call and schedule a tour today (480) 999-0944

7214 E. Jenan Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 999-0944

Guidepost Montessori at North Scottsdale

What does it take to be years ahead by 1st grade? And not only that, what does it take to love learning and beg for more? At Guidepost Montessori, this happens every day! The secret?

Guidepost provides a time-tested approach that’s aligned with child development and designed around 1:1 support. Book a tour today and discover the Guidepost advantage: 480-256-2034

20624 N 76th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

(480) 256-2034

Sunshine Preschool

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® takes pride in offering an exceptional all-inclusive, private preschool program tailored to meet the educational and child care needs of children aged 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. They proudly serve families in the Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, and Chandler communities with their three locations in the area.

To accommodate your family’s individual child care requirements, they offer a range of flexible scheduling options; Monday through Friday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and Tuesday/Thursday. Their monthly tuition rates encompass a comprehensive set of services, including formula, wipes, baby food, breakfast, lunch, snack, and engaging extracurricular activities.

3 valley locations (Scottsdale and Gilbert)

Building Blocks Preschool

Building Blocks Preschool is a private preschool, created by the co-founders of BASIS Charter Schools. We are a multi-age preschool offering a transformative academic program for early learners ages 3–5. 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.

12001 E. Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

(480) 364-1398

Perform to Learn Academy


Perform to Learn Academy provides a setting that encourages constant engagement of the student’s interest and attention. Each classroom is strategically designed with a holistic sensory experience in mind. Each classroom is purposefully equipped with a myriad of multi-sensory, kinesthetic, and play-based resources and opportunities. The students are given an opportunity to learn the core-concepts of early childhood and elementary education through a holistic play-based curriculum.

3 locations valley wide

Elena Montessori School

Elena Montessori School provides a unique and innovative educational experience for children aged 1 to 5 years old. Our Montessori method of education is designed to cater to the individual needs of each child, providing them with hands-on activities and self-directed exploration to promote a love of learning.

Enroll your child now and give them the gift of a lifetime at Elena Montessori School – open enrollment is now available!

17150 W Amhurst Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

(480) 534-7545

Moving Together Therapy, PLLC

Moving Together Therapy, PLLC provides pediatric in-home physical therapy to children from birth through adolescence, serving Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. The mission of Moving Together Therapy is to provide one-on-one physical therapy care to children in their natural environment. Additionally, we advocate for each child’s needs and educate families to empower their children to reach their highest potential.

Visits in your home!

(480) 359-5206

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