Parents Raves and Preschool Testimonials

Self Development Preschool prepares students to already be one year ahead when they enter kindergarten. Parents rave about the pre-kindergarten program! Students are ready to read and succeed in school and beyond. 

Jennifer Salvatori

Greetings! My name is Jennifer Salvatori and I am the principal of Self Development Academy. Frequently, I am asked the following question by parents of future kindergartners: “What can I do to prepare my child for a successful transition into kindergarten?” My response is, “Enroll your child in Self Development Preschool.”

Self Development Preschool offers an enriching preschool program. As one of the kindergarten teachers, I have observed that the children moving from the preschool into the charter school are well prepared for Self Development Charter Academy's kindergarten curriculum. Self Development Academy's kindergarten curriculum meets the kindergarten and first grade Arizona State Standards.

Students who attend Self Development Preschool begin kindergarten at Self Development Academy with a strong academic foundation. Students will have mastered writing their names, letters, and numbers from zero to ten. Additionally, they are competent in letter and sound recognition and one-to-one correspondence; necessary skills for reading and addition and subtraction. Within a month of the start of the school year, these kindergartners are beginning to read and memorizing math facts!

Besides acquiring a strong educational foundation, kindergartners who attend Self Development Preschool have a smooth social transition as well. The kindergartners have developed friendships with other students, know many of the teachers and staff, and are familiar with the campus.

As a kindergarten teacher and parent of a first grader, I highly recommend Self Development Preschool!

Linda Steiner

Hello, my name is Linda Steiner and I have been teaching kindergarten at Self Development Academy-Mesa for several years. I have a Master’s degree in education with training in reading. Over the years, many parents have asked me how to prepare their child for kindergarten and if preschool is a necessary step for success in kindergarten. With every question, comes the same answer, “YES.”

The logical and best decision a parent can make is to enroll their child in Self Development Preschool. I suggest the preschool not only as a teacher but also as a parent whose child attended the preschool and transitioned well and with success in the kindergarten program.

Self Development Preschool prepares children to learn key subject matter that yields knowledge for a classroom environment transition. The school’s success is based on teaching children the principles of number, letter, and sound recognition, learning the alphabet, verbal memorization, writing exercises, and introduction to reading and phonics to prepare for reading. The children start to read on their own and build the confidence to tackle the advanced reading in the kindergarten program.

Self Development Preschool delivers a well-rounded educational experience for your child. The school offers children the opportunity to develop a love for learning and a daily challenge to think at a higher level. Learn to gain knowledge, activate that knowledge, and knowledge equals power!

Welcome to Self Development Preschool!

Kyle & Ashley Bevier

When my husband and I moved to the area, our twin children were 2-years-old. We had never had them in daycare before. We toured a few facilities and decided on Self Development Preschool. We cannot express how grateful we are that we made that choice. We now have the twins attending Self Development Academy and excelling. We have since had another child and we could not wait until he was 2-years-old to start attend Self Development Daycare. For a parent to drop their most precious possessions off into someone else’s hands for over 40 hours per week, the parent needs to feel like the staff will treat your child as well as you would. That is how we feel about Self Development Preschool. We trust their staff with the development of our children and I don’t think they would be the amazing little people they are today if it were not for the love, attention and nurturing they have received by the teachers and staff at Self Development Preschool. Dropping them off there each day feels like dropping them off with family and we know they are in the best possible care. I would recommend Self Development to any of our friends and family and actually have. We thank the staff at Self Development from the bottom of our hearts for helping us raise our children.

Kathi Haschke

As a kindergarten teacher, it is extremely important that my incoming students are prepared for the advanced curriculum of Self Development Academy. It is always very apparent to me who has attended Self Development Preschool. Those students come into the kindergarten program already knowing their basic skills and routines, which helps them to become more successful. Skills such as knowing their alphabet and letter sounds, reading/writing numbers, colors, shapes, etc. This allows me as a teacher to move quickly into the 1st grade curriculum without spending too much time reviewing the basics. The preschool does an amazing job not only preparing students for the academics but also with such skills as following directions, lining up correctly, socialization, readiness, responsibility, and respect. This is invaluable to me.

The staff at Self Development Preschool are all very caring and creative individuals who make learning fun. They are in constant contact with the kindergarten teachers to make sure that they are teaching the preschoolers everything that they will need going into kindergarten. My students who attend the preschool for their after-school program are always excited and look forward to going. The parents that have chosen to send their child/children to the preschool are so thankful that they did. They have all stated that they feel their child/children were much more prepared for kindergarten and had a smooth transition.

As a parent and educator, I highly recommend Self Development Preschool. The staff there does an outstanding job in preparing the children for the accelerated curriculum that the Self Development Academy offers.

Katie Player

As a working mom, Self Development Preschool has been a "dream". Leaving your child with anyone other than yourself is difficult. SDP has made that transition easier. My daughter was loved, nurtured, taught, and potty trained within months of attending. My second child will attend in the fall and begin his journey in becoming a life-long learner at Self Development Preschool. Knowing that my children will be properly taken care of is truly comforting and makes being a working mom that much easier.

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Mesa, AZ 85205
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