We Make Learning Fun!


At Discovery Play Preschool, we follow a “whole child” philosophy where we partner with you to improve your child’s Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical skills. Your child will learn to make friends, express themselves, and be more than ready for kindergarten! In fact, kindergarten teachers LOVE our students so much because they're such great learners!

We aim to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.

In fact, one of the best ways we can teach is to ask THEM questions. "What are you creating?" "How does it work?" "Tell me about what you drew." etc.

Process... Not Product!

We love to get messy, and the best time for that is at art time! We focus on the process, not the end product, and use a wide variety of art materials.

Children learn SO MUCH MORE when they have the chance to explore and play without rules of what art "should" look like at the end.

Fun Themes & Centers!

Every few weeks, we dive deep into a new, exciting theme based on our upcoming field trips, the weather, holidays, or whatever the children are dying to learn more about.

We change out our centers and materials to reflect the new theme. Our classroom is always changing, and you never know what exciting things we'll add next week!

Preschool Program

We teach weekly and monthly themes. These are designed to meet curriculum needs and/or building upon the children’s interests. Activities are designed to have children learn and discover new things each day and more importantly develop a love of learning. We have a range of ages each day and adjust activities to make them developmentally appropriate and hands on for each child. Our focus is Social & Emotional and a Play-based curriculum.

Curriculum Goals are based on the Early Learning Guidelines which aligns with the Arizona Early Learning Standards.

Social Skills-

(manners, kindness, playing cooperatively, taking turns, compassion, respect)

Emotional Skills-

(self-confidence, recognizes & expresses feelings, self-regulations, expresses empathy)

Self-help Skills-

(washing hands, brushing teeth, dressing self, handling bathroom needs, cleaning up toys, taking care of their possessions)

Gross Motors Skills-

(climbing, running, hopping, jumping, balancing, catching and throwing balls)

Fine Motor Skills-

(puzzles, Lego’s, blocks, manipulative toys, lacing beads, drawing, coloring, writing, cutting, play dough.)

Math Skills -

(counting, patterns, simple addition and subtraction, one to one correspondence.

We use a wide variety of manipulative activities and incorporate math during our daily activities and circle time.)

Literature-based Activities-

(circle time, stories, charts, finger plays, songs, beginning reading and writing skills and dictating their own stories)

Letter and Number Explorations -

(activities including letter books, fun tactile activities, games, and a rich print environment.)

Computers/ Tablets-

(age appropriate computer programs teach academic skills as well as basic technology skills)

Science -

(hands on explorations about our environment, animals, and nature)

Social studies -

(learning about our community)

Art Media Discovery -

(a variety of painting techniques, markers, glue, scissors, collage materials, beads, stencils, rubbing plates, play dough.)

Developmentally Appropriate!

Our curriculum is based on the NAEYC guidelines and features a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated hands-on activities to accomplish these goals.

We also incorporate Creative Curriculum

We take great pride in our preschool! We know you'll love it!

Our preschool classes help your child to discover their world through hands on activities, learn how to express themselves appropriately by building their social & emotional skills and be more than ready for Kindergarten. We focus on a "whole child" philosophy and help develop your child's creativity, language & literacy, cognitive, physical skills and so much more through PLAY.

(Little do they know they are actually learning really important Kindergarten readiness skills WHILE they play - shhh! don't tell them!)

We can’t wait for your child to join our preschool family!


When you're at Discovery Play Preschool, you're family! We're conveniently located in the Quail Run subdivision in San Tan Valley, AZ (cross streets: Quail Run & Bella Vista). You'll love our warm, authentic in-home preschool, and your child will love our 1-on-1 attention with our small class sizes of just 4 students!

We are strictly a preschool (not a daycare) for children ages 3-5 (independent 2.5-year-olds considered)(Potty Trained Preferred). We offer MORE THAN just preschool... Not only do we help your child socialize and get ready for kindergarten, we also offer some free field trips & events for your entire family so we can experience the magic of preschool... TOGETHER.

Weekly Schedule and Tuition

Small Class Sizes- Max 4 Students

Registration Fee: $125

2 Days/Week:

T_TH 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (1 spot)-or-

T_TH 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Full)

3 Days/Week

M_W_F 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (1 spot) -or-

M_W_F 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (2 spot)

5 Days/Week:

M-F 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. -or-

M-F 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Full)

Discovery Play Preschool