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About Phoenix Children’s Academy Private Preschool In 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.

Our preschool curriculum is designed to help every child develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. We know that each child is unique, so our programs are flexible and can be adjusted to meet the individual needs of each student.

Our preschool teachers at our Chandler center are highly qualified and dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing, and loving environment where students feel at home. We believe that every child is special and deserves to be loved and respected.

What It’s Like To Attend Our Chandler, AZ Preschool Center

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 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. We also offer Mandarin classes and are adding 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. 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.

We invite you to schedule a tour of our preschool in Chandler, AZ, to see all that we have to offer your family!

Our Programs

Here are the programs we offer at our Chandler daycare and preschool center:

  • 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 of 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 in 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

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Kindness 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-wellbeing of every child and encourage friendships.

What Makes Our Preschool in Chandler 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 at our Chandler, AZ child care center are in the areas of math, hands-on science, social studies, literacy, phonics, handwriting, technology, Spanish and baby signs. These examples are just a few of the many programs we offer at our daycare and preschool in Chandler.

Our children love coming to our daycare and educational center in Chandler 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.

We want your family to feel like part of our preschool family, too. That’s why we offer regular parent-teacher conferences and an open-door policy so you can stop by anytime.

Quality First

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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 in Chandler, AZ 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.

A Loving & Caring Preschool and Daycare Environment

At Phoenix Children’s Academy, Chandler Dobson, your child will receive individualized attention in a clean, safe, and loving environment. Taught by a team of highly-qualified preschool teachers, our students benefit from small class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio. This allows our teachers to get to know each child as an individual and tailor their instruction to meet the specific needs of each student.

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

We know how important it is to prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond. That’s why our preschool and pre-Kindergarten curriculum is designed to give your child a head start on their educational journey.

Our preschool teachers are passionate about their work and committed to helping every child succeed. In our preschool classrooms, your child will learn alongside other students who are at similar developmental stages. This arrangement allows your child to make friends easily and develop social skills while they learn. It also gives them the opportunity to take on a leadership role with younger children.

More About Our Daycare and Preschool in Chandler, AZ

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 teachers are passionate, loving, and committed to your child’s academic success and emotional-wellbeing.

Schedule a tour of our child care center in Chandler, AZ today, and see what makes us different!

Our Team

Moira Gentzel

Moira Gentzel

School Director

I am an Arizona native and currently live in Gilbert with my husband, Josh, our daughter, Lily and dog, Elroy. I graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 2006. I started my career with Phoenix Children’s Academy in 2011 as a Lead Preschool Teacher, where I spent seven years in the classroom before becoming an Assistant Director in 2018. I became School Director in 2021.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling when possible and watching my sweet Lily learn and grow! I love being a part of the PCA family and look forward to continuing my career in the years to come!

Reviews from Parents

4.5 Rating based on 65 Reviews Leave A Review
Ashley Huang • Google
When my maternity leave ended and I needed to go back to work, it is never an easy decision to send my daughter to daycare when she was just 3 months old. I am glad that we picked PCA. The teachers are professional and reliable. It is a big relief for me to know that she is in good hands. Also, PCA takes extra steps to respond to COVID-19. I really appreciate the dedication and focus PCA offers, especially in this pandemic period.
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Emily Jacobs • Google
The Phoenix Children’s Academy in Chandler is the best ever! I was so nervous to put my son in daycare after my maternity leave but couldn’t have found a better place or better people to take care of him. From 3 months old to now 18 months old has been wonderful every step of the way. Having my son love his teachers and be excited to go to school is priceless.
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Melissa Parks • Google
My son started here at 9 months and we could not be more pleased. His teacher worked with us on his sensory issues with food; he quickly began crawling, playing independently, and progressing through his milestones. He is genuinely excited in the mornings when he sees his teacher and all the amazing staff. I would definitely recommend this school!
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brooke bell • Google
PCA located in Chandler, AZ is OUT OF THIS WORLD from the office staff to the teachers! We've been a part of the PCA family for well over 2 years now and our daughter enjoys the toddler program. The teachers go above and beyond for the kiddos by offering monthly activities for ALL AGES!! It's amazing how connected we feel to the school with all the programs being offered! It's easy to fall in love with the teachers and staff at PCA, Chandler! Whenever my friends are looking for a new daycare I always recommend, PCA. Thank YOU PCA for another amazing year, especially during a pandemic!
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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.