The Arizona School for the Deaf (ASD) preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This accreditation signifies our preschool program’s high standards and commitment to excellence. Class placement is determined through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and is dependent on each child’s communication and learning needs.
We provide students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing with a high-quality education. We are different from a cross-category program or typical preschool in that our highly trained staff make daily accommodations for students’ communication and learning needs. We provide classes where the focus is developing proficiency in sign language and/or spoken English and audition. All students are taught to be proficient in written English.
Preschoolers at ASD benefit from small class sizes and instruction from highly qualified, certified teachers of the deaf. Our preschool classrooms are typically limited to 4-6 children, allowing for individual as well as small group instruction. To ensure high standards are being met for both teachers and students, the entire teaching staff meets regularly for staff meetings, professional development workshops, and curriculum trainings.