Preschool Guide


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 mission is to develop the whole child…mind, heart, and spirit. 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 flexible scheduling and what the preschool can offer your family by contacting CCS at one of the links below.

4015 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(602) 381-9906

YMCA Preschool Program

The Y’s value-based approach to early learning will help your young child develop essential social, physical, and intellectual building blocks. Our state-licensed preschool programs provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to support the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth of your children. Children are encouraged to use their creativity, develop new skills, work and play with peers, and build positive relationships with adult role models.

All preschool programs are licensed by the state of Arizona and accept DES and the Arizona Enrichment Center Scholarship.

6869 E. Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(480) 951-9622

New Covenant Lutheran School

New Covenant Lutheran School is a Christian Preschool and Kindergarten located in Scottsdale, AZ. We lead with love and are committed to providing our beautiful students and families with a safe and nurturing environment. Our teachers and classrooms aim to provide balance between a strong curriculum, loving guidance and sufficient independent play each day. Consistency in providing an impressionable and memorable first educational experience, filled with God’s love and word is what you can expect from your time at New Covenant Lutheran School.

15152 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85260

(480) 860-0169

International School of Arizona

The International School of Arizona educates and develops students to become multilingual, global citizens who have the drive, capacity and skills to positively impact the world.

French and Spanish Immersion programs start at 18 months to Grade 8. ISA now also offers an English program with second language acquisition in Middle School, no prior language immersion needed.

Contact ISA today to book a tour!

9522 E San Salvador Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

(480) 874 2326

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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Scottsdale Moms articles all about preschool

Fun FREE Toddler Activities In Scottsdale

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Preschool Playdate Alternatives: when it’s too hot to go to the park

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Baking with Toddlers: Muffin Edition

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Book Round-Up: New Toddler Picture Books for your library

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But Why Mom? Answering ALL the Questions from Toddler to Teen

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How To Make a Weekly Calendar For Toddlers

“What are we going to do today?” It’s one of the first questions to come out of my daughter’s mouth in the morning. She very much likes a routine and […]

Starry Night Preschool Project

If you’re looking for a fun process art project to do this spring break, consider a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. If your preschooler is like mine and […]

FOMO is Real while I send my oldest to preschool

At the beginning of summer my “neighborhood mom group” was out to lunch together and someone asked me the plans for my oldest come fall. I told her where we […]

Why Preschool Enrollment Stressed Me Out

My three year old son has officially completed his first semester of preschool (do they have semesters in preschool?). I’m not going to claim that surviving the last five months makes me some kind […]

Best Preschool Books – Our family favorites

One of the hardest things about gift shopping is buying a present for a little one, when you don’t have a child around that age. It can be hard to […]

To Preschool or Not To Preschool? That Is the Question

Recently, my husband and I decided to send our (almost) three year old to preschool. Since I am mostly a stay at home mom, I got a lot of questions […]

Back to School Transition Tips for Preschoolers (and their parents!)

Back to school gives me so much anxiety. I often think I am more nervous than my daughter is. Now that the summer is winding down and we are approaching […]

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