Whittier Elementary School offers the Phoenix #1 district preschool program for families living within our District boundaries. The program implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the individual needs of each student. The focus is on the development of the whole child in a cognitively rich and responsive environment. Every child in our program has the opportunity to participate in a variety of active learning experiences that foster cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Educational experiences for preschool students are based on the understanding that young children learn through socio-dramatic and constructive play. Our preschool classrooms create an environment that promotes independence, fosters decision-making and encourages involvement of children and families. For more information or to enroll, contact Faith North Early Childhood Learning Center at (602) 257-3901.