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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.


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SMB Sponsored Preschools

New Covenant Lutheran School

The preschool program at New Covenant Lutheran School offers both half day and full day common core based early learning curriculum. Students are exposed and introduced to academics through a variety of age appropriate lessons. Teachers at New Covenant are continuously measuring individual knowledge, skills and behaviors of the children. Students attending preschool will also receive lessons in Spanish, Bible, and Chapel. Full day students will continue the academic journey after lunch and participate in music and movement, science, and mathematics, as well as expanded curriculum from morning activities. 

15152 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard
Scottsdale AZ 85260

(480) 391-1264

Christ Church School

Christ Church School’s goal is to educate the whole child…mind, heart, and spirit. Their preschool programs include pay 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. 

 4015 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(602) 381-9906

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.

9659 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ  85258

(480) 443-0513

Scottsdale Children's Institute

The Scottsdale Children’s Institute (SCI) is a new, inclusive kindergarten readiness program located in North Scottsdale. SCI aims to prepare children ages 2-6, both with and without disabilities, to be successful in kindergarten. SCI’s highly trained teachers implement evidence-based curricula and deliver highly effective instruction in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, social skills, play skills, language development, and more! Insurance, private pay, and ESA fund options are accepted (some limitations apply). 

22555 N. Miller Rd, Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258


Scottsdale United Methodist Cooperative Preschool

Established in 1965, Scottsdale United Methodist Cooperative Preschool and Kindergarten is committed to providing a rich learning experience. The skilled faculty and staff emphasize play, enrichment through new experiences, family involvement, and sense of community in a safe and nurturing environment. They respect each family’s uniqueness, foster each child’s individuality, and empower families to be active participants in their children’s education and development. Additionally, being a cooperative preschool, they provide parents a unique participatory role, thereby allowing families to learn more about their young children, watch them grow, and actively share in their learning.
4140 North Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 946-0570

S.E.E.K. Early Learning Center

S.E.E.K. Early Learning Center is an early education center staffed with highly qualified professionals dedicated to providing students and families with a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment. They are associated with S.E.E.K. Arizona which gives them access to more resources than most schools to enhance the student’s educational journey. These resources include therapy animals, board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists. They are also a voluntary participant in the Quality First Program. To find out more or book your tour, visit their website below.
1848 N 52nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(480) 902-0771

Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool

Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool is a warm, caring place where children observe and inquire, in order to make sense of their world. Our school uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum to promote intellectual and emotional growth. The staff provides a team approach which ensures that children finish our preschool ready for kindergarten.

29305 Scottsdale Rd 
Scottsdale AZ 85266

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.

10120 E Bell Road 
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 455-5100

Desert Springs Christian Preschool

At Desert Springs Christian Preschool, they offer a loving Christ-centered environment. They are a traditional half-day preschool providing a balance of preschool-appropriate structure and play-based learning for children ages 3-5.  They believe that a child learns best through hands-on intentional play and our experienced teachers work hard to create fun interactive learning opportunities each day. They also offer expanded opportunities for learning in the flexible after school programs.

16215 N. Tatum Blvd,
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 788-5060

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