Welcome to ‘Hmañ ‘shawa Early Childhood Development Center
‘Hmañ ‘shawa, translated from Yavapai means ‘the little children’; and at ‘Hmañ ‘shawa Early Childhood Development Center in Fort McDowell, AZ, we’re proud to serve the educational and developmental needs of our community’s youngest children, with Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten services.
Dedicated to Early Childhood Education
Extensive early childhood research has demonstrated the importance of early experiences and learning, and the critical role they play in a child’s development. By providing children from birth to age 5 with quality, caring early learning experiences, parents can help prepare their children for a smooth transition to school.
We provide child-focused, academically based full day Preschool and Kindergarten programs that help our kids to develop a healthy self-image, a creative imagination, and social awareness by utilizing culturally and developmentally appropriate programs. Our programs run four days a week, year round.
In addition to our 5 classrooms, we also offer an infant-toddler program with an age appropriate curriculum, which focuses on early childhood development for children aged from 6 weeks to 3 years.
‘Hmañ ‘shawa – Part of your Yavapai Community
Our programs are child-centered, and we encourage active support from parents and the wider Fort McDowell community. Local and native culture, including Yavapai Language instruction, are integrated into daily curriculum for all children.
To encourage parental involvement in their children’s development, we participate in a Save the Children program and we have a number of online resources available, as well as our latest news and event calendar to keep you updated.
Contact ‘Hmañ ‘shawa Today
It’s never too early to give your kids a head start on their education!
Read more about our Preschool program for children age 3.
Discover more about our Pre Kindergarten program for children age 4.
Is your child is beyond Pre K? Read about our Kindergarten program for children age 5.
Not sure if your child is ready for preschool? Check out our Infant-Toddler program.