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Radio Stations Radio Disney . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Safety Arizona Childproofers . . . . . . . 5 Maloney’s Pool Care and Child Barrier Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Schools, Preschools & Childcare Bei Bei Amigos Language Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bethany Christian School . . . . 23 City of Peoria AM/PM Recreation Program . . . . . . . . 9 Daydreams Drop-In Child Care .15 Little Engine Learning Center . . 19 Montessori of Surprise . . . . . . 17 Move-n-Learn Preschool . . . . . . 19 Primrose Schools . . . . . . . . . . 11 Scottsdale Academy Private School of the Arts . . . . . . . . 23 Seeking Sitters . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Spanish kiddos . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Special Needs Little Engine Learning Center . . 19 Sports and Fitness B.E.S.T. Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Karate for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Legacy Equestrian Center . . . . 21 Purely Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Simply Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Xtreme Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . 19 Sports Equipment Soccer Post of Arrowhead . . . . . 3 EDUCATION, CHILDCARE & AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Guide . 14, 18, 20 & 22 This Directory, in part or in whole, may not be reproduced or copied without written permission from Hidden Values, Inc. The Kids’ Directory®, and it’s publishers are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided, or the action of our advertisers. Readers should verify advertised information with advertisers. The Kids’ Directory® is a registered trademark of Hidden Values, Inc., Dallas, TX. We are expanding our network of Directories. For more information on bringing a Directory to your city please visit our website at www.hiddenvalues. com or call us at 1-800-960-6788.

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City of Peoria AM/PM Recreation Program – See Page 23 (623) 773-7137 – www.peoria.gov/recreation The program provides an opportunity for children to explore new and old activities in a fun and safe environment at the 21 elementary schools located in Peoria. The goal of the program is the total well-being of every child.

Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School (480) 892-8314 – www.CGLSchool.org 425 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert

Bethany Christian School – See Page 23 (480) 752-8993 – www.BethanyChristianSchool.org 6304 S. Price , Tempe Bethany Christian School is a private accredited K-8 school that delivers academic excellence from a biblical worldview. Open enrollment is currently underway for new students entering all grades. Call the office or visit the website to schedule a tour.

BeiBei Amigos Language Preschool – See Page 21 (602) 996-4990 - www.beibeiamigos.com 751 E. Union Hills Drive (101& 7th street), Phoenix BeiBei Amigos Language preschool believes that our children, if given the gift of languages and bilingualism, will have linguistic, cognitive, economic and cultural advantages that will allow them to participate in the global economy. We offer both full and half days full language immersion programs in Mandarin and Spanish.

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Little Engine Learning Center – See Page 19 (480) 219-3953 – www.MyLittleEngine.org 4100 S. Lindsay Rd., Ste. 113, Gilbert A nonprofit, private preschool dedicated to providing children with developmental delays in the East Valley the absolute best start in education and early intervention. We service children ages 3-5 who are delayed in one or more of the following areas: speech and language, hearing impairment, and other cognitive or developmental delays and disorders.

Daydreams Drop-In Care – See Page 15 (480) 659-4423 – www.DaydreamsDropIn.com 18261 N. Pima Rd., Ste. E-110, Scottsdale Daydreams Drop-In Care provides hourly childcare services for children, ages 18mo-8yrs, seven days a week with extended evening hours. No reservations, no membership fees - just low, hourly rates (weekly/monthly passes are now available). We’re a convenient, affordable childcare solution providing flexibility and balance to the busy lives of parents and caregivers. Our staff are well-trained in child development, certified in CPR and first aid and will have background checks and fingerprint clearance cards. The facility features a soft-padded playroom with jumping castle, rock wall, movie wall, jungle gym and more that provides up to four hours of fun for your child while you run errands, get work done around the house or enjoy some ‘me’ time.

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Fantastic Fire Department Fire Truck Adventures for Kids® Fantastic Fire Department is a fun and completely unique firefighting-themed entertainment experience for children age two and up. With lights flashing and siren blaring, our big red fire truck arrives to the excited screams of children ready for fun! Year-round, our team of friendly firefighters deliver a high energy hands-on experience that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The star of the show is our lovingly restored and fully functional classic fire truck, but that’s just the beginning. Our skilled staff presents a totally interactive experience for children, sparking their imagination and involving them hands-on as Junior Firefighters. We invoke all the classic symbolism and elements of firefighting in a unique kid-sized way and encourage our young friends to explore every knob, button, nook and cranny of our specially modified fire truck. There’s something to discover and learn everywhere they look! Fantastic Fire Department arrives loaded with interactive play and learning

opportunities, real firefighter gear the kids can wear, custom themed games, prizes, contests, tons of authentic fire equipment, the opportunity to see a real fire truck close-up...and even fire truck rides for some of our programs! And, our famous Summer Water Day programs keep kids cool even in Arizona’s scorching summers! Whether you are celebrating a child’s birthday, operating an educational facility, or are hosting a special event for your company or organization, Fantastic Fire Department delivers a fantastic program that kids (and adults!) are sure to remember for years to come. Our wide selection of entertainment options offers something for every occasion at very reasonable prices. For full information including Birthday Party Packages, Pricing, and Much More, visit www.FantasticFireDept.com Have a Real Fire Truck at Your Event! (602)324-7100

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Move-n-Learn Preschool @ Xtreme Gymnastics – See Page 19 (480) 596-3543 – www.XtremeGymnastics.com 15821 N. 79th St., Ste. 3, Scottsdale Perfectly balanced motor and scholastic development. . . Research proves there is a significant scholastic, social and physical advantage to participating in a movement education program, such as our Move-n-Learn Preschool. Our program utilizes the latest educational research, offers a highly qualified staff and small class sizes.

Montessori of Surprise – See Page 17 (623) 760-7548 – www.MontessoriOfSurprise.com 18540 N. Parkview Pl., Surprise As the premiere private Montessori school in the West Valley, we offer an unparalleled curriculum, a low student to teacher ratio and credentialed teachers to help guide your young learner through the joys of a traditional Montessori education. Now enrolling children ages 1 – 9. Tours offered daily for our Toddler, Preschool and Lower Elementary programs.

Kyrene School District (480) 541-1000 - www.kyrene.org 8700 S. Kyrene Rd., Tempe Kyrene K-8 schools are located in Ahwatukee, Chandler and Tempe. 100% certified and highly qualified teachers provide a well-rounded education of the whole child that includes art, music, P.E. and a strong technology program integrated into the curriculum to prepare students for real world applications. AIMS scores exceed the state average. Six middle schools include a Kyrene Prep Program and a College Preparatory Academy for 6-8th grades. Middle school electives offered in Spanish, fine arts, multi-media, theatre, band, chorus and orchestra. 19 elementary schools include Dual Language, Leadership and Traditional Academies, Pre-school including Montessori plus, Casa Vida, a home school enrichment center. All schools have convenient on-site before and after school programs including 4-8th grade intramurals and middle school athletics. Kyrene welcomes open enrollment families from throughout the Valley to attend Kyrene, one of the top performing districts in the state.

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Spanish kiddos – See Page 23 (602) 628-9941 – www.SpanishKiddos.com 202 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert Spanish Preschool in August! Spanish Full Immersion Summer Camp! Our camp is an interactive, hands-on language learning experience involving adventures in art, music, computer and games.

Scottsdale Academy, Private School of the Arts – See Page 23 (480) 368-ARTS (2787) – www.ScottsdaleAcademy.org 6315 E. Thunderbird Rd., Scottsdale Scottsdale Academy is a Preschool for children ages 1-5; included in the tuition is: Math & Reading ~ Practice “Core Knowledge System” ~ Ballet ~ Piano ~ Creative Dance & Arts ~ Spanish Immersion ~ Gardening ~ Sign Language ~ Hands-on Activities ~ Limited Class Size. Our goal is for each child to be an independent, lifelong learner and view learning as an exciting and never-ending aspect of life. The Academy believes in high expectations and success for each child.

Seeking Sitters – See Page 13 (602) 466-9727 – www.SeekingSitters.com Valleywide On-demand professional babysitting, pet sitting, house sitting, and study support. Each of our sitters have been thoroughly background screened, which is performed by in-house private investigators!

Primrose School of Ahwatukee - (480)460-1575 Primrose School of Arrowhead - (623)487-9600 Primrose School of East Mesa - (480)354-2966 Primrose School of Fletcher Heights - (623)825-3221 Primrose School at Palm Valley- (623)535-1900 Primrose School of South Gilbert - (480)633-5635 Primrose School at Tatum – (480) 513-2900 www.primroseschools.com – See Page 11 Primrose is the only school to offer the Balanced Learning® curriculum, a unique balance of academics, play and character development for preschool children ages six weeks to five years. Developed by and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, Balanced Learning blends child-initiated and teacher-directed activities to nurture children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. The goal of creating well-rounded individuals also filters into Primrose’s engaging after-school program for older students. There is a tremendous need for highquality educational child care and Primrose provides both peace of mind and exceptional quality care.

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City of Chandler Recreation (480) 782-2727 – www.ChandlerAZ.gov/recreation The City of Chandler offers hundreds of educational and after-school activities for children of all ages and interests including sports, arts & crafts, language lessons, and outdoor adventures.

Bricks Dance Studio – See Page 3 (602) 954-5200 - www.bricksstudio.com

BeiBei Amigos Language Preschool – See Page 21 (602) 996-4990 - www.beibeiamigos.com 751 E. Union Hills Drive (101& 7th street), Phoenix BieBei Amigos offers afterschool language classes in both Mandarin and Spanish to elementary, middle and high school children. Classes are forming on a regular basis.

Beginners Edge Sports Training, LLC – See Page 5 (623) 748-9453 – www.theBESTinAZ.com Valleywide Locations B.E.S.T. Sports specializes in providing your children curriculum-based skill building sports program in locations all around Arizona. B.E.S.T. is the pre-cursor to your child being successful in any sport league and the perfect place to start and learn. Our progression based programs have been created to provide your players non-league skill building FUN and learning! Join us today and experience why we are the BEST.

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East Valley Children’s Theatre (480) 756-3828 – www.evct.org 4501 E. Main Street, Mesa EVCT is an award winning theatre for kids age 5-18. It offers classes, performance troupes, camps, and main stage productions throughout the year in a creative and fun environment.

East Valley Yamaha – See Page 23 (480) 926-4441 – www.EVYMS.com

Desert Ridge Music Academy – See Page 17 (602) 404-5475 – www.JamDRMA.com 21043 N. Cave Creek Rd., A-15

Copperstar Repertory Co. – See Page 9 (480) 699-1655 – www.CopperstarRep.org Copperstar Repertory Company is committed to providing community members of all ages with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of and appreciation for the performing arts. This includes students from elementary school through adults, as well as educators and individuals who want to broaden their experiences. These programs achieve two very important objectives: they develop the audiences and artists of the future and, by integrating the arts into the standard curriculum, enhance learning, creative thinking, cognitive and social skills. Copperstar Rep will work directly with local educators to support and assist them in ensuring the success of their students and teachers. Some of the educational outreach programs that are coming soon from Copperstar Rep are: Student Matinee, Class Act Productions- K-12 School Tour, Camps and Workshops.

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Simply Sports – See Page 2 (480) 585-7684 – www.SimplySports.org Program and camp experiences – multi sport, soccer and swimming – ages 2-12 years – North Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Scottish Highland Dance Academy – See Page 21 West Valley (623) 236-8526 - jan.capperauld@yahoo.com Classes year round. Children and adults. Beginner – premier.

Purely Dance – See Page 21 (602) 375-0018 – www.PurelyDance.com 4236 W. Bell Rd., Glendale Come Dance with us. We are dedicated to providing a fun and family centered dance studio the whole family can enjoy. No shimmies, no shakes, no skimpy costumes, no attitudes -just dance- Purely Dance. We teach Ballet – Jazz – Tap to students 3 years and up. Affordable tuition, classes are open year round with an annual recital. Give your children something to do after school with enjoyable physical activity with other students of similar age and skill level. Please visit our website or call for more information.

Me the Artist – See Page 17 (480) 822-7999 – www.metheartist.com 5355 E. High St., #109, Phoenix

Karate for Kids – See Page 21 Peoria/Glendale - (602) 978-0242 5830 W. Thunderbird Rd. North Phoenix – (602) 788-7752 2945 E. Bell Rd., 101 Legacy Equestrian Center (480) 201-3023 – www.LegacyEquestrian.com 30307 N. 144th St., Scottsdale We have a unique curriculum based saddle seat riding lesson program for all children ages 4 and up. We offer summer camps, clinics, horse shows and a fun youth group program!

Xtreme Gymnastics – See Page 19 (480) 596-3543 – www.XtremeGymnastics.com 15821 N. 79th St., Ste. 3, Scottsdale Xtreme Gymnastics is an exciting place to get your kids fit, learning and having fun! We offer a wide variety of programs for boys and girls ages 18 months – 12 years. Come see what all the fun is about. Your child will thank you.

Stage Dreams Youth Theater (623) 252-9001 – www.StageDreams.net Have your child join Stage Dreams Youth Theater and star in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” No experience necessary for this afterschool program as every child gets a part! Also offering six week voice and acting classes. Serving North Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale and surrounding areas. See our website for more information.

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