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About Phoenix Children’s Academy Private Preschool, Chandler Dobson

Welcome to Phoenix Children’s Academy in the neighborhood of Pecos Ranch, located in Chandler, Arizona! Our early childhood education center offers an academically focused, structured learning environment that inspires children to be explorative, inquisitive, and curious about the world around them.

We are part of the Arizona Quality First program showing our dedication to quality education and our commitment to going above and beyond regulatory requirements to help children thrive in elementary school and beyond.

At Phoenix Children’s Academy, we set children up for a bright future with unlimited possibilities, so they can lead an adventurous and fun life. We spark creativity and curiosity by giving children unique opportunities to express themselves and their interests. We build confidence and independence through individualized instruction. We teach patience and empathy through our Kind Child Culture. And, our skills-based curriculum is PROVEN to prepare children for Kindergarten and beyond.

Our beautiful, state-of-the-art preschool campus is secure and clean, featuring security-coded entrances and surveillance cameras in every classroom and on every playground. We also have two playgrounds, a basketball court, and a gated splash pad, as well as two infant rooms: one for non-mobile infants and one for infants on the move. And, coming soon, we will be offering Mandarin  classes and a state-of-the-art STEM lab!

Today, more than ever, keeping children in consistent groups throughout the day is very important. By avoiding classroom rotations, we give children the consistency necessary to thrive. And, our experienced, caring teachers are First Aid- and CPR-certified, and we conduct regular background checks to ensure your children are learning in a safe and secure environment.

Our Programs

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). This program helps maintain the strong bonds, warmth, and security your baby enjoys with you at home.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). Your child’s sense of discovery and active learning are key components in this program.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). Our Early Learners curriculum helps enhance your child’s gross and fine motor skills, vocabulary, and learning via discovery.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). This program focuses on preparing students for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). Our Pre-K program incorporates skills and experiences acquired in previous years to prepare your child for the transition to Kindergarten.
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12). As part of this program, we offer transportation to and from local elementary schools for fun and learning.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12). Children enjoy time with their friends and our energized teachers in our super fun summer camp program.

Our Philosophy

As educators, we understand that finding the right early childhood program for your family is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent or caregiver.

At Phoenix Children’s Academy, Chandler Dobson, we believe in nurturing our students academically, socially, and emotionally. It is our mission to encourage our children to develop a lifetime love of learning.

Kind Child

Kind Child Program LogoKindness is the foundation of our preschool’s culture and an important part of our curriculum. Each month, our teachers work with our students to develop social skills, a positive self-image, and important character traits like friendship, empathy, thankfulness, and responsibility. The goal of Kind Child is to elevate the emotional-well being of every child and encourage friendships.

What Makes Us Unique

Phoenix Children’s Academy, Chandler Dobson offers an innovative curriculum that exceeds school readiness standards. From our infant to our school-aged programming, there is learning and fun in everything we do.

Our primary curriculum components are in the areas of math, hands-on science, social studies, literacy, phonics, handwriting, technology, and Spanish and baby signs. These examples are just a few of the many programs we offer at our preschool.

Our children love coming to school because we make learning a fun and explorative process. We believe in positively reinforcing academic and social success as a behavior management guide and celebrating children when they make great choices. Our staff is passionate and committed to your child’s early education.

Quality First

Quality First Rating LogoQuality 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 participates in Quality First, which means we are focused on 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.

More About Our School

We are conveniently located in southeast Chandler in the Pecos Ranch neighborhood, one block south of the 202 freeway, on the northeast corner of Dobson and Germann, near the 10 and 101 freeways. Neighboring communities include: Pecos Ranch, Carrizal, Hartford, Stonegate, and Ocotillo Lakes. We proudly serve the following elementary schools: Tarwater, Jacobson, Basha, Hancock, CTA Independence, Santan, Athlos, and Conley.

We dedicate ourselves to providing your children with the absolute best early childhood educational experience.

Our Team

Angel Madrigal

Angel Madrigal

School Director

I have been in early education for over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. I love spending time with my family watching movies and snuggling them. They truly are the reason for my continued growth. I love doing what I do and making a difference in the lives of people who make a difference in mine.

Reviews from Parents

4.3 Rating based on 64 Reviews
Melissa Parks Schaeufele • Facebook
March 19, 2021
We absolutely love PCA. We feels like our son has thrived here. We love getting picture updates with his activities throughout the day. Our son is excited to go to school and seems very comfortable.
Liz Leon • Google
March 17, 2021
I have been working at PCA for a while now and I absolutely love it! My coworkers are some of the best teachers I know and make coming to work so fun! I also cannot say enough good things about management. Ms. Angel and Ms. Colleen help us teachers ensure an educational, safe, and fun filled day for our kiddos and are always there to encourage and support us! Couldn’t be any luckier to get to work with such a great group of people! Love my PCA team! :)
Ashley Evans • Google
March 16, 2021
I am very happy that I was offered a discovery day, as I will not be bringing my daughter to this location ever again. The older lady with short light hair treated me as if I was incompetent for not knowing about some form to fill out prior to bringing my daughter. Acted as if I was irresponsible for not leaving my information (I've been in contact with them before, and even toured so the thought that they didn't have it didn't even cross my mind). Not to mention, the lady who originally brought in my daughter told me I needed to bring the form back with me when I picked her up, and that it wasn't an issue since nobody that I was speaking to up to the discovery day mentioned anything about a form or me needing to fill anything out. This was my first time taking my daughter to any facility, and my very first time even looking into pre school because I am first time mother. If the lady had any decency or respect for mothers she would have approached the situation differently instead of making me feel like I should have known better. Fix your rude and unorganized staff!
Nell S. • Yelp
March 12, 2021
I am so grateful I found a place with such amazing and loving staff. Their COVID protocols are the most efficient I have ever experienced. My son is in the infant room and his teachers are absolutely wonderful! They communicate everything with me not only through the app but in person as well. It puts my mind at ease knowing my baby is being well taken care of, especially being a first time mom. Not only have his teachers been helpful but so have the director (Angel)  and assistant director (Colleen), any questions or concerns I've had have been answered and they are amazing at communicating with the parents about what is going on within the center. Everyone I've met here  has gone above and beyond during this time and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for childcare of any age.

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