Scottsdale

Campus Tour Dates

  • Tours are conducted between 8:30 and 9:30 am. Appointment Required. 

  • January 15, 2020
  • January 30, 2020

For years our parents asked us to open a preschool in Scottsdale. It wasn’t easy to find the perfect spot but, in 2015 we opened our Scottsdale campus.  The 64th St. and Thunderbird location is in the heart of North Scottsdale and just minutes away from Sandpiper Elementary School’s dual immersion program. This campus is a bright, fun, safe, developmentally appropriate space for our little BIG minds to learn, play, laugh and grow.

Bienvenidos a nuestro campus! – Welcome to our campus!

Our classroom schedule includes a balance of active and quiet learning activities, large and small group activities, indoor play centers and outdoor play. We believe that life experiences are the basis for all learning. Our teachers provide a nurturing and safe environment for students to learn and explore.

Our teachers are guides. Each day they create opportunities for students to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery. Students are encouraged to ask questions and imagine outcomes. They are invited to share their ideas in small groups and with the whole class and they are encouraged to test their theories. Teachers lead children in a discussion rather than simply telling children the answers. After-all, what could be more fun than uncovering that nugget of learning all on your own?

Our Discovery Centers

Our classrooms are full of magical and intentional learning spaces. Discovery centers are play- objective based areas that are intended to provoke thought and spark imagination:

Literacy/Library – books, pens, papers, loose parts and magazines that inspire early language development, production and reading skills.

Math and Science/Manipulative – materials/loose parts that encourages exploration, counting, grouping and sorting.

Mini Art Studio/Arts – art techniques such as clay, charcoal, wire, watercolors, collage, paint and more, inspire creativity.

Sensory/Light Tables – a place to explore the power of our senses (touch, sound, smell, taste)
Home Living/Dramatic Play – for role-playing, language development, imagination and pretend-play.

Blocks: Building with blocks and repurposed stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional and language.

Gathering Time/Nest Time – a time to share stories, review academic content, sing songs., appreciate friends and discuss values.

Cozy Area – A place to self-reflect and self-direct.

Outdoor Environment & Playground

Learning doesn’t stop when the kids go outside. Just like the classroom, the playground is divided into specific areas that encourage learning through play.

Your child can choose from a variety of activities, including riding tricycles, exploring the garden, splashing in water tables, and sliding, climbing or jumping on one of several playground apparatuses. Every day is carefully structured to provide children a balance of guided activities and free-play.

Preschool Program

Days/Week

Académico
(Academic Day)
Abejas Ocupadas
(Busy Bees)
Madrugador
(Early Birds)
Todo El Dia
(All Day)
5 (M-F)
3 (M,W,F)
2 (T/TH)
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Academic Year:

Enrollment is based on a commitment for the entire 10-month Academic year. Open enrollment begins annually on December 1st. Visit our enrollment page to complete the necessary forms.

Registration Fee:

A one-time, non-refundable fee of $200.00 per child is due at the time of registration.

Student Calendar:

Please note that Little Big Minds is closed to all students during Fall, Spring, Winter, and Summer vacations.

Summer Camp:

Little Big Minds offers an optional summer camp program at our Uptown campus from 7am – 3pm during the months of June – July. *Additional fees apply.

Ratios:

Low student/teacher ratios are essential in an effective immersion environment. We have two teachers in each classroom.

Class Birth Date & Guidelines Class Size Ratio
2 Year Olds 24 months by 8/1 14 1:7
3 Year Olds Must be toilet trained 18 1:9
4 and 5 Year Olds 20 1:10

Classrooms

Salon Naranja (2's)

Salon Naranja (2's)

Los Peces Naranjas classroom is designed to engage our older 2 s’ / younger 3 s’ by nurturing their desire to learn.

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Salon Verde ( 3′s)

Salon Verde ( 3′s)

Our little tadpoles are growing up and they are ready to leap into action and our center-based curriculum keeps them jumping!

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Salon Azul (3′s)

Salon Azul (3′s)

Our little Blue Birds are spreading their wings and are ready for a more academic challenge.

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Salon Amarillo (4’s)

Salon Amarillo (4’s)

( Older 4′s and Younger 5′s) This classroom is specifically for students getting ready to make their transition into Kindergarten. Our Little Stars will hone their skills and get ready to shine!

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