• Now accepting enrollments ages 2-5 yrs.

    Whole-Child Education - Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit
  • Whole Child Education

    Watch this short video to learn about Paideia Preschool’s culture, curriculum and how we build a strong foundation for future growth and excellence.

    • Movement & Coordination (Body)

      Learning movement and coordination skills are essential parts of your child’s holistic development. Your scholar will be appropriately challenged and engaged in targeted physical activities to simulate growth in physical intelligence.

    • Academic Rigor (Mind)

      Paideia preschool scholars are engaged and challenged in age appropriate rigorous curriculum to simulate their minds in Math Reasoning, Scientific Reasoning, and Language & Literacy.

    • Social & Emotional (Heart)

      Paideia preschool program carefully structures social play to stimulate emotional and social intelligence. Through social play and structured learning your scholar will develop the needed social and emotional maturity to prepare them for future learning, inter-personal social skills, work habits and more.

    • Character Development (Spirit)

      Every minute of every day children are learning about behavioral principles. The “whole-child” paradigm engages the child in self-reflection about behaviors as they are experienced. This might entail their own behaviors or that of others witnessed during the day. As the child is engaged in self-reflection about behavior (positive, productive, loving or otherwise) their inner compass that connects and guides the other intelligences (body, mind, heart) is stimulated and educated in following “true north” principles.

  • Paideia Preschools are dedicated to whole-child education – body, mind, heart, spirit – in preparing your child for Kindergarten and beyond!

    • Rigorous curriculum & Exploration

      We combine our whole-child curriculum with ample physical play (body), rigorous exploratory academics (mind), emotional and social interaction (heart) and self-reflection on principles of character (spirit) to promote healthy development and learning. Paideia preschool introduces our scholars to “The Leader In Me – 7 Habits” culture of Paideia Academy

    • Quality First Preschool – 3 Star Rating

      Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with child care and preschool providers to improve the quality of early learning across Arizona. Quality First offers parents information about the importance of quality early care and education and what to look for in child care and preschool settings that promote learning.
      Quality First child care and preschool programs build on basic health and safety to include:
      – Teachers who know how to work with preschoolers
      – Learning environments that nurture the emotional, social, language and cognitive development of every child
      – Positive, consistent relationships that give young children the individual attention they need

    Paideia Preschools support our families in the education and upbringing of the whole child – Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit – to empower our little scholars to achieve success in school, community and family life.

    • Body – Physical Intelligence – Discipline – To Live
    • Mind – Mental Intelligence – Vision – To Learn
    • Heart – Emotional Intelligence – Passion – To Love
    • Spirit – Spiritual Intelligence – Conscience – To Leave a Legacy


    • Not only do I feel that Paideia does everything in their power to make sure that my children grow up to be successful and wonderful individuals, I am also made to feel as though I am a part of a family.

      Alcecia L. - Phoenix, AZ
    • Teachers are well trained in the curriculum, including Singapore Math, FOSS Science, Spalding and Junior Great Books using literature studies/reciprocal teaching. Academics are not the only focus. Paideia understands that children need to feel and be safe and healthy in order to learn.

      Anani V. - Laveen, AZ
    • This school brings something to the South Mountain area that had been lacking, and is helping establish a new sense of community that we were missing in our neighborhood.

      Ed D. - Phoenix, AZ
  • Our Classes

    Whole-Child Education for 3 and 4 year old scholars
  • Whole Child Education for ages three to five years.

  • We provide a safe and nurturing “whole-child – body, mind, heart, spirit” environment where children grow physically (body), cognitively (mind), socially and emotionally (heart), and depth of character (spirit)  through developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Our “whole-child” program is designed for experimental, creative, and exploratory learning that stimulates each child’s developmental needs and unique individuality.

    • 3's Classroom (A)
      • 3
        Year olds
      • YES
        Availability
    • 3's Classroom (B)
      • 3
        Year olds
      • YES
        Availability
    • Pre – K (A)
      • 4-5
        Year olds
      • YES
        Availability
    • Pre – K (B)
      • 4-5
        Year olds
      • YES
        Availability
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