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About NCA

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure all students receive a developmentally appropriate education in the most natural setting possible. Through a learning enriched environment, we focus on preparing children for success upon entering elementary school and providing a foundation for sustainable living.

The NCA Story

Like many people, sisters Allyson and Genna, began making natural choices in their lives several years ago. From organic foods to solar panels on the roof, they both grew to understand the importance of living a sustainable life. When they became mothers to Hayden, Peyton and Braxton, they knew they wanted their children to have the best environment to grow and learn.

Allyson had twelve years experience in early childhood education, and Genna had over ten years teaching in a K-8 school. When no option presented itself to meet their expectations for a natural preschool, they set out to build one themselves.

Two years of dreaming, and planning, and dreaming some more, came together in 2011 to launch Natural Choice Academy, Phoenix’s first All Natural Preschool!

Every aspect of the preschool has been carefully planned to provide the most natural options possible. From air purifiers in each classroom to the organic garden in the backyard, NCA has built a program where children receive a developmentally appropriate education and a foundation for sustainable living.

Natural Choice Academy is a true family owned business. Each and every day our owners are on site to make NCA the best preschool in Phoenix. NCA isn’t just another preschool for your children, it’s also home to our children.

About our Owners

Natural Choice Academy is a family owned and operated preschool. Founded by two sisters, our owners have over 24 years combined experience in child development and education.

Our story is like many people who have a dream & passion. Sisters Allyson and Genna, began making natural choices in their lives several years ago. From organic foods to solar panels on the roof, they both grew to understand the importance of living a sustainable life. When they became mothers to Hayden, Peyton and Braxton, they knew they wanted their children to have the best environment to grow and learn…

Allyson Tewers

Prior to founding Natural Choice Academy, Allyson worked for over twelve years in roles as Teacher and Director of a local preschool. Her highest priority is to ensure students receive a developmentally appropriate education in the most natural setting possible. As a former classroom teacher, Allyson understands the individual needs of preschool children and of the teachers responsible for their development. In her role as Director, Allyson works closely with the teachers to build curriculum and enhance each child’s learning experience. Allyson also prides herself on the close relationship she establishes with preschool families. Allyson graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Family Development.  

 

Genna Batycki, M.Ed.

Genna has ten years experience in public education at one of Phoenix’s Excelling K-8 elementary schools and four years experience working as a classroom teacher in a local preschool. Her background includes teaching math, reading, writing, social studies, and science to a variety of age groups. As a junior high math teacher, Genna’s students consistently achieved the state’s top scores on Arizona’s AIMS test rankings. Genna’s classroom success led her to become a Collaborative Peer Teacher where she specialized in staff development, teacher mentoring and utilization of technology to improve student achievement for all grade levels. Genna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and With Distinction from Northern Arizona University with a Masters in Educational Leadership. Genna leverages her experience to strengthen curriculum with a focus on preparing children for success upon entering elementary school.

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A personal tour of a Natural Choice Academy is the only way to see and feel the difference. Our campuses are designed with every detailed considered to create a safe, healthy, and learning enriched environment. Request a tour today.

Our Unique Features

  • Organic meals made fresh daily.
  • On Site Organic Garden.
  • Filtered air and water.
  • Toxin free materials.
  • Family owned and operated.

See What Our Clients Are Saying

"My husband and I picked Natural Choice Academy after visiting many nearby preschools. We loved how clean and organized the grounds were. We also loved knowing our son would be…"

-Lia T. | Phoenix

"My daughter is excited to go to her classroom each week, and loves talking about her teachers and the friends she is making. We feel comfortable knowing she is in…"

- Kari R. | Phoenix

"Since starting at NCA two months ago, my daughter's language skills, coordination, and all around "happy meter" have sky-rocketed. She was attending a different preschool prior to NCA and the…"

- Laura M. | Phoenix
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