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Candace Shaffer, Director
Candace Shaffer, Director

Ms. Candace started at Phoenix Children's Academy as our Toddler Teacher and in 2009 was promoted to the Assistant Director and is now our Director! She has her Associates Degree and is actively pursuing her Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education through Northern Arizona University. She knows how important having an education is and that all children deserve the best learning experiences. Ms. Candace is always willing to answer any questions and will help your family transition into our School with a peace of mind and eventually you will all feel like family.

Ms. Debi, Teacher
Ms. Debi, Teacher

Ms. Debi, Teacher for Phoenix Children's Academy since May 2011. Ms. Debi is one of our beloved Toddler Teachers. She has over thirty years experience and continues her education through our Quality First Educational Program. She is very kind and shows her young Toddlers nothing but patience and love while they exploring her classroom. Ms. Debi is a vital Teacher to our School and the children look forward to seeing her smiling face each day.

Ms. Desra, Teacher
Ms. Desra, Teacher

Ms. Desra, Teacher for Phoenix Children's Academy since August 2005. Ms. Desra is our amazing Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. She has over twenty years experience as a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher and continues her education through Paradise Valley Community College and our Quality First Educational Program. Her main goal is to ensure your child will be ready for Kindergarten socially, emotionally, and educationally. Ms. Desra has the warmest heart and will work with each child individually to guarantee that they receive the best educational experience while attending Phoenix Children's Academy.

Mrs. Mirna, Teacher
Mrs. Mirna, Teacher

My name is Mrs. Mirna and I am a Early Preschool Teacher here at Phoenix Children’s Academy. I began teaching at PCA in January 2017. I am currently pursuing my Child Developmental Associate, otherwise known as a CDA. I am a graduate of the Leadership Training Program here at PCA where I have gained the knowledge to further my education and career. I love teaching because I enjoy filling their little minds with new ideas and experiencing those moments when they understand a new concept. It’s a joy to see their little faces light up when they are learning and knowing I helped create that excitement.

Mrs. Saida, Teacher
Mrs. Saida, Teacher

My name is Mrs. Saida and I am a Preschool Teacher here at Phoenix Children's Academy. I began teaching at PCA in July 2013. I am extremely passionate about Early Childhood Education, which you will see daily in my classroom. I am currently completing my A.A. and then will advance on to my Bachelor's in ECE/Elementary Education. I am also a graduate of the Leadership Training Program here at PCA which was a wonderful opportunity that enabled me to grow as an educator within my classroom. I look forward to meeting your Preschooler and helping guide them down a path that encourages a fun, loving learning environment.

Phone

623-561-0212

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Address & Directions

18820 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

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Hours

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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Union Hills, Peoria, AZ