The directors, teachers, and staff at Phoenix Children’s Academy Private Preschool, Surprise want your entire family to feel at home every time you step into our preschool. We believe that the care of young children creates a partnership between family and school and we constantly communicate with you about your child’s daily activities and academic progress. We also have an open door policy at our daycare center and we encourage our parents to stop by for a visit at any time.
Our playground is an amazing place for young children to explore and play. The kids especially love our covered play areas, basketball court, and our splash pad. We also have a Smart Board, which allows us to engage our preschool students in a variety of educational games in the morning and afternoon.
- Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year)
- Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
- Early Learners (ages 2 to 3
- Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
- Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
- School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12)
- Summer Camp (ages 5 to 12)
The Ascend Curriculum
Academic development is always an important part of a preschool curriculum, but we believe that young children need social, emotional, and physical development too. The Ascend Curriculum provides our teachers a balanced framework for engaging our preschool students and we help children reach important milestones in subjects such as Mathematics, Literacy, Cultural Understanding, and Technology every month.
Unlike many preschools where children stay in the same classroom all day, children rotate between our math and science room, creative arts room, and our technology lab on a daily basis. In addition, we separate preschool classrooms into six month age ranges so that students are with children at a similar level of development.
What Makes Our Preschool Unique?
Our school director, Theresa Albright, has been with our preschool since we opened in 2009. In addition, our teachers collectively have more than 75 years of experience in either a preschool or daycare setting. We all love what we do and have a passion for working in child care!
As a member of the Surprise community, we think it’s important to be involved in community events. We are a proud sponsor of Surprise Parks and Rec and participate in the Surprise Party every December. We also sponsor a day at the local ballpark for spring training, where families come out and have a great time enjoying baseball and ballpark food. We also have fun family events throughout the year including Parent’s Night Out, Trunk or Treat, science fair, and school picnics.