Our staff members are carefully selected based on educational qualifications and experience in the field of early childhood education. Equally as important is a loving and genuine interest in young children. Continual staff development is mandatory and accomplished through university/college course work, workshops, conferences, and in-service training.
All teachers must complete 18 hours of annual training in accident/emergency procedures, recognition of illness, nutrition, child abuse detection, reporting, and prevention, safety, program administration, infant and child growth and development, observation and assessment, developmentally appropriate practice, child guidance and discipline to meet Arizona Department of Health Services Childcare Licensing Requirements.
All staff members must have current CPR and First Aid cards. All staff members are fingerprinted, and background checks are conducted through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
God’s Garden is the Christian Preschool serving families in Ahwatukee and the Foothills and is licensed and regulated by the State of Arizona.
Preschool Director: Michelle Rhodes, Ph. D.
Director's Assistant: Sara Stecyk, Denise Tobin
Horizon Interium Pastor: Rev. Joe Surin