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Phoenix Children’s Academy, Thunderbird
in Peoria, Arizona

About Phoenix Children’s Academy

The caring staff at Phoenix Children’s Academy Private Preschool, Thunderbird has more than 145 years of combined experience in daycares and preschools. We take a whole child approach to early childhood education, which recognizes that children need much more than cognitive development during their first years of life. Our curriculum and teachers work hand-in-hand to introduce skills across 9 different learning domains that lead to social, emotional, physical, and creative development as well.

Our preschool classrooms are offered in six month ranges so children are with peers who are at a similar level of development. Children enjoy spending hot summer days cooling down on our splash pad and visiting our computer lab once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Our computer lab has a Smart Board, where we play interactive games that are both fun and educational in nature.

Preschool Programs

Quality First Rating

Quality First is a program that seeks to continually improve the quality of childcare provided by daycare centers and preschools throughout Arizona. Programs enrolled in Quality First are committed to preparing young children for school and life and continually make improvements in their level of care. Phoenix Children’s Academy Thunderbird currently has a Quality First Star Rating of 3, which means we have met quality standards in areas such as staff qualifications, health and safety practices, learning environments, teacher-child interactions, and parent communication. Learn more about Quality First.

School-to-Home Connection

We have found that children thrive in a preschool setting when there is a strong partnership between school and home. We have an open door policy at Phoenix Children’s Academy and we welcome families to visit at any time. We offer a variety of communication pieces to keep you informed about your child’s day and academic progress. We give our parents Developmental Portfolios which document their development from Infants all the way through Pre-Kindergarten. We have fun family activities throughout the year and we make it our mission to establish a personal connection with every child and family.

Getting to our Preschool

Phoenix Children’s Academy Private Preschool, Thunderbird is located a mile east of the 101 on Thunderbird Rd. We’re a block west of 75th Avenue on the south side of Thunderbird. We provide transportation to and from Oakwood Elementary School, Oasis Elementary School, Sky View Elementary School, Paseo Verde Elementary School, and Legacy Traditional School for our school age students.


Schedule a Visit: 480-210-9770
Enrolled Families: 623-376-2344

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Address & Directions

7629 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381



Monday - Friday
6:00am - 6:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Thunderbird, Peoria, AZ