Information for Parents

Director's Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Maple Bear Tempe.

As you will quickly learn, we are not just another child care center opening in Arizona.

Maple Bear takes the responsibility of providing quality care and education for your child very seriously. We have created a safe, warm, and caring environment in a brand new, high quality, state of the art facility.

We also bring a number of major firsts to the early childhood learning landscape in the Phoenix area.

Unlike other preschool programs, the Maple Bear curriculum is designed to intentionally deliver specific learning outcomes. These will help your child to progressively develop intellectually and acquire early literacy capabilities as well as critical thinking skills.  Your child will be fully prepared to enter kindergarten having mastered the social and educational markers deemed necessary for success by the Arizona Department of Education early learning standards.  These milestones include your child’s ability to verbally express their thoughts and needs, the ability to follow routine and direction, and a desire to learn. 

Children will also develop physically, creatively, socially and emotionally. All teacher actions are based upon thoughtful purpose and are not simply random activity.  We are able to accomplish this in an atmosphere that honors children’s interests and differences.

Spanish-language instruction is also offered every day for all ages and becomes a regular part of the program beginning with the two year olds. 

We achieve all of this by using a teaching methodology developed by Canadians and currently used by more than 170 Maple Bear schools in ten countries. The curriculum is based on the best educational practices that have helped propel the ranking of our friendly northern neighbour to the top three systems in the world. Canada is also a world leader in bilingual and immersion education.

I hope to welcome you and your family personally in the near future. In the meantime, see the FAQ’s to learn more about Maple Bear Tempe.

--Maureen Gills, Director, Maple Bear Tempe

Mrs. Gills served in the U.S. Navy and holds a Master’s Degree in early childhood education. She has over thirty years of experience in the Arizona early childhood education sector and brings with her a wealth of knowledge.

Director's Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Maple Bear Tempe.

As you will quickly learn, we are not just another child care center opening in Arizona.

Maple Bear takes the responsibility of providing quality care and education for your child very seriously. We have created a safe, warm, and caring environment in a brand new, high quality, state of the art facility.

We also bring a number of major firsts to the early childhood learning landscape in the Phoenix area.

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Maple Bear Global Schools

To enroll a student in a Maple Bear location other than Tempe, AZ, USA or to learn more about our global programs please visit our website below.

 

News

 
November 9th, 2015

Maple Bear Tempe Staff: Working together for more than a decade!

Maple Bear Tempe Director Maureen Gills had a distinct plan in mind when she began hiring staff for the new learning center over a year ago.

 
December 1st, 2014

Maple Bear Tempe, Arizona has Opened its Doors!

The doors are now open and we are ready to welcome students to Maple Bear Tempe, Arizona. We invite you to tour the facility and meet our School Director, Maureen Gills. We are located in the Costco Plaza at the junction of Elliot and Priest.

 
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