Toddler Discoveries

Toddler Discoveries is a developmentally appropriate and fun-filled experience for adventurous young children, 18 to 36 months of age, AND their adult companion.

Join us for two hours once a week. Watch the joy in your child’s eyes as they explore and enjoy a multitude of engaging activities including art, building, fine motor development, dramatic play, music, movement and discovery every week right in the heart of Summit’s NAEYC Preschool!  Children also enjoy group stories, songs, and time to play on Summit’s beautiful park-like playground!

Families join us from Chandler, Tempe, Ocotillo, Ahwatukee and Phoenix!

New sessions are offered each fall, spring and summer.

Summer 2017 Registration for Toddler Discoveries Program at Summit School of Ahwatukee NAEYC accredited preschool

This “community within a community” fosters strong relationships and eases young children’s small steps out into the big world! Classes are led by Lisa Stearns-Hayes, a preschool teacher at Summit for over a decade, and mother of a Toddler Discoveries graduate!

Get to Know - Toddler Discoveries Faculty

Lisa Stearns-Hayes

Preschool Teacher, Three Day Class
Toddler Discoveries Teacher

Lisa Stearns-Hayes is an Arizona native. She graduated in 1997 from Dobson High, and has earned a degree in Child Development from Mesa Community College. Ms. Hayes has continued her education through national and state conferences, early childhood workshops and classes at both Arizona State University, ASU and Northern Arizona University, NAU. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Speech-Language Sciences & Technology through NAU. She has been teaching preschool for fifteen years. Summit School of Ahwatukee has been her second home since its inception in 2001 and she can’t imagine moving anytime soon.