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About Us

The WhizKidz Story

Ms. Martha taught first grade for two years before having her first son Gianpaul. After being home with him for 8 months, she began a small morning preschool program out of her home. She enjoyed it and saw she was having much success. She formalized her in home preschool and began “WhizKidz Preschool & Daycare” in 2007 out of her home.

Through the years as the preschool grew she continued to expand her couple students into several age groups and hired teachers. Today nine years later Now Named: WhizKidz is a preschool center in Phoenix in a stand alone school building which houses 80 students and a amazing staff.

Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona
Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Martha with her 3 boys and Husband Tom.

Just as WhizKidz has grown in the past 9 years Ms. Martha wishes to continue her vision of education young minds and building character in her students through solid preschool program motivating and inspiring children to flourish!

It is my vision that each child that enters our schools, joins a community of children, families and teachers. Engaging in the joy, curiosity and wonder of childhood

– Ms. Martha

our STAFF

Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Martha Picciao

Director

Our Mission

Our preschools in Phoenix and Scottsdale are dedicated to the development of successful future men and women. We place the highest importance on your child’s development, safety, and that they feel loved and appreciated. The parents of the children that we enroll in our preschool program consider us to be among the best preschools in the Phoenix area for value, personalized attention, discipline, and award-winning preschool curriculum.

We work with love, unity, and respect; and through discipline to establish school order and safety. We speak and discipline in a loving way while making sure that your children understand the importance of respecting their teachers and their peers. We are committed to teach and model responsibility, growth, respect, and positivity.

At WhizKidz, we wholeheartedly believe positive leadership and supervision are the most effective practices for supporting a child’s emotional understanding and their growth in all areas of development.

Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona
Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Convenient preschool
programs for
busy parents

As busy parents ourselves, we understand how hectic it is to be a parent. We make it easy for you to maintain your busy professional life, all-the-while still being able to keep your children active in extracurricular activities, preschool programs and our the other programs that we offer.

Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Quality first

Our Phoenix location is participating in Arizona’s Quality First Program. As we enter our third year of participation, we continue to improve our services to kids and families and work closely with specialists and professionals to reach very high benchmarks for our staff and management.

Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Empower Plus

We are also committed to motivating our children to eat right, stay physically fit, and being happy. As part of this commitment, our staff members receive ongoing training, support, and resources as part of our participation in Empower Plus. Our commitment also involves promoting family style dining, limiting sugar and high calorie foods, and offering fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

T.E.A.C.H.® Program

Our preschool collaborates with outside programs to improve our services to kids and families. All of our locations participate in the T.E.A.C.H. program which is an initiative to increase the professional qualifications of early education teachers. We support our teachers by encouraging them to continue their education, reimbursing them for school tuition and costs, and sponsoring them in Arizona’s T.E.A.C.H. program.

A.E.C.E.A.® Program

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Childcare Center and Preschool in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Testimonial 07

I cannot say enough great things about our experience with Whiz Kidz- Scottsdale. We toured a few other daycare centers before deciding on Whiz Kidz for my (then) 11 week old. We got a warm welcome and a full tour of the campus and had a positive vibe from our first encounter.  The campus is clean and and I have never had a concern or worry about safety. All the other kids and parents seem happy when I see them! You will NOT regret sending your child to Whiz Kidz!

Stacey R.

Testimonial 06

I've been to a few preschools and daycares around north Phoenix, and I can say by far this one is the best.Grateful to have found this establishment, and looking forward to having my two year old grow here over the next few years!

Laura B.

Testimonial 05

My kids love coming here and I know that I can feel good about leaving them with no problems. In this day and age its hard to find good child care that you can trust with your most treasured gifts, and with Sahuaro I know that my preschooler is getting a great learning experience, making great friends, and building confidence in herself as a soon to be elementary school kid. And I know that my son is in good hands for the after school program. They are never bored and I never hear "I don't want to go to school" since they have been coming here.

Jennifer S.

Testimonial 04

We could not have asked for a better daycare. We loved everything about Whiz Kidz. The staff were kind and friendly. My daughter was in the infant room and her teachers were Heather and Darrilyn. They were always excited and enthusiastic to see Eden. They did a wonderful job communicating using the Bright Wheel app. I felt completely comfortable leaving her with them. We recently relocated and were so sad to leave. I HIGHLY recommend this daycare!

Jenna H.

Testimonial 03

This place is truly a hidden gem. We have had our two oldest high energy, wild sons attend this preschool over the past two years and they have completely thrived here. I love that Whiz Kidz is small and family oriented. There is very low turn over in staff and it is nice to see familiar faces every day. Any issues/problems that have come up have always been addressed professionally in a kind manner. Our kids love it here and we are so lucky we stumbled across the place when we moved to the neighborhood!

Christine K.

Testimonial 02

I love Whiz Kidz Preschool. I feel they really take the time and get to know my child and her needs and strive to meet them.

John D.

Testimonial 01

I love Whiz Kidz Preschool. I feel they really take the time and get to know my child and her needs and strive to meet them.

Kim B.