Academics

Early Education

Welcome to Northwest Christian Early Education!
We’ve been ministering to preschoolers and their families in the Valley of the Sun since 1983. Our teaching staff considers it a privilege to continue our tradition of excellence by providing well-planned hands-on learning experiences to foster emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and physical development in every child. We respect each child as a competent, capable, unique creation of God. We love Jesus. We love children. And we love getting them together! It’s our desire to create an environment of nurture and guidance that will enable every child to experience the love of Jesus through us.

You are cordially invited to visit us, ask questions, and make suggestions. We value our partnership with parents and thank God parents entrust their child’s development to our care.

In His love,
Dawna Underwood - Elementary Principal and Director of Early Education  

The “One School” Concept

Many of our students begin their education in our preschool and move seamlessly into the elementary program.

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  • About Our Program

    Early Ed students play and learn in developmentally appropriate
    classrooms from infants through PreK. In each area, they are exposed to beginning reading and math concepts and they are given opportunities for creative and interactive play indoors and outdoors. Students and parents love the preschool as students develop socially and emotionally as they prepare for their formal schooling in kindergarten. The program is licensed through the state of Arizona and it is accredited through ACSI and Cognia. Mini Crusaders, infants through age 2, and the NCS Preschool, 3’s through PreK, are Quality First programs providing excellent Christian education for young children.

Mini Crusaders

Our Mini Crusader program brings our youngest children on campus to enjoy learning with early learning standards and opportunities for creative play while making young friendships.

Hours and Schedule

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  • Extended Care

    Extended care is available on a limited basis for Mini-Crusader students. Check with the Early Ed Administrative Assistant for details.

    *Class Time and Napping Time available 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM with Extended Care available until 5:30 PM.*
  • Toddler / 2 year old students

    Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Sessions are booked on a 4-hour minimum basis.
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