About Us

Dayspring Preschool & Kindergarten is a non-profit school located in Tempe, Arizona. Our classrooms have been on the Dayspring United Methodist Church campus since 1981. We create a caring, nurturing environment where providing the best possible education is just the beginning. We are committed to the total well-being of each and every child and family who pass through our gates. Our mission is to promote a partnership among children, parents and staff.

Our School reflects the philosophy that the early childhood years are for fun and for a great deal of learning and discovery through play. We recognize that growth is a sequential and orderly process through predictable stages of development. At Dayspring Preschool and Kindergarten, our responsibility is to understand these developmental stages and to offer a program that will nurture and facilitate the growth of each child to his/her highest potential.

Dayspring’s developmental approach promotes academic skills within the context of the child’s everyday activities and experiences. We encourage active exploration and inquiry. We value creativity and diversity. We nurture and expand the skills your child will need to face the future.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers