We moved from out-of-state and did not know the area or the preschools. We ended up originally starting our child at a different preschool which ended up being a mess of a school, and through online searches then found PLA.
From the moment I walked in I immediately loved the energy and the staff, and by the end of the tour I knew we’d be sending our child there. Best decision ever!!
The environment is an amazing mix of being nurturing with also a strong focus on education. We weren’t looking for a daycare, we wanted a school that actually taught our child, and that’s just what we got at PLA, and then some!
Our child now attends one of the more challenging elementary schools in the area and is doing amazingly well, and we know PLA played such a huge role with preparing our little one both academically and socially!
Both my daughters have been at premier learning for over two years now, one is in pre-k now and the other is in their after school pick up from CTA the charter school. I love it!!! Their academic curriculum is top notch and the facility is a must-see. unbelievable indoor and outdoor play space and super modern classroom, amazing teachers!!!
update: Been 4 years, love the place!! always kept clean and organized, teachers well informed, welcoming and super friendly, eager to take care of the kids, my little one went through all the levels and is now excelling in CTA and attends the after school program at PLA, she loves being there, more than home!
I found PLA when I first moved to the East Valley and didn't know much about the neighborhood. At that time I was not yet working but needed somewhere with a drop in option that could convert to full time. They worked with me with exactly what I needed so that when I found employment the transfer to full time was smooth.
However, this place has become even more amazing than what I noticed on the initial tour. I did not realize my child would be learning spanish, science, and math along with other standard preschool items. She has learned songs from the classics (You are my Sunshine) to modern songs, converted to a PLA theme. She started not knowing her alphabet nor even an idea of how to write her name. PLA brought her right up to speed and now she will begin Kindergarten this year knowing her alphabet, counting to 100 (mostly), how to write her name, and even a small bit of math.
Every person there gives their all for the children every day. In other facilities there was always a split between administration and the instructors but not here. When you are there, you can feel that each person is there for the sole purpose to give each and every child an amazing education while keeping it fun as well. I would recommend PLA to anyone seeking out the best daycare or preschool for their child. Their rate is comparable to other facilities in the area, but I feel I have received a private school level of service here because they are so amazing!