For Schools

Professional Development

Childsplay’s professional development programs offer teachers the opportunity to learn how to integrate drama into their classrooms spanning a wide range of curricular content. For funding opportunities to support your professional development experiences, CLICK HERE. To see a list of schools who have partnered with Childsplay to provide their teachers with relevant, research-driven professional development, CLICK HERE.





Drama Frames

Originally funded by a million dollar grant from the US Department of Education, Drama Frames is a job-embedded professional development model that works one-on-one with teachers to integrate drama into their curriculum.



Childsplay’s EYEPlay Program (Early Years Educators at Play) was adapted from the Drama Frames model of professional development to meet the specific needs of Early Childhood Education.


Lit Lab

A bite-size version of EYEPlay, this multi-week program offers PreK-2nd grade educators the opportunity to work one-one-one with a professional teaching artist to integrate drama practices into your classroom.


School/District Professional Development Workshops

Childsplay develops and facilitates professional development workshops for schools and districts based on their specific, unique goals and needs.


Childsplay's Podcast

Now Available on iTunes and Stitcher!


Childsplay School Partners

For the past 40 years, Childsplay has had the honor to deliver a wide variety of educational and professional development programming to many schools across the state of Arizona. Below is a list of schools Childsplay partnered with between 2013 and 2016. We are proud to have created in school, afterschool, and/or professional development programs for their students and teachers.


Aire Libre Elementary

Archway Classical Academy

Archway Trivium Academy

Arizona Science Center

Arthur M. Hamilton School

ASU Child Development Lab

ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool

Awakening Seed School

Balsz Head Start

Beatitudes Child Care Center

Bernard Black Elementary

Bicentennial North School

Broadmor Elementary

Burk Elementary

Cactus View Elementary

Carl Hayden High School

Carminati Elementary

Chaparral Elementary

Cholla Early Childhood Campus

Cholla Middle School

CJ Jorgensen School

Clarendon Elementary

CO Campbell Elementary

CO Greenfield School

Curry Elementary

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Canyon Elementary

Desert Foothills Middle School

Desert Garden Elementary

Desert Sun Child Development Center

Desert View Elementary School

Dobson Montessori

Don Mensendick School

Dunbar Elementary

Echo Mountain Primary School

Ed and Verma Pastor Elementary

Emerson Elementary

Encanto Elementary

Espiritu School

Estrella Mountain Elementary

Foothills Academy

Frank Elementary

Galveston Elementary

Gateway School

Grand Canyon Elementary

Greenhouse Montessori

Harold W. Smith School

Hawthorne Elementary

Head Start at Phoenix College

Herrera Elementary

Hidden Hills Elementary

Holdeman Elementary

Hopi Elementary

John F. Kennedy Elementary

John F. Long Elementary

JR Davis Elementary

Justine Spitalny School

Katy's Kids Preschool

Kenilworth Elementary

Keystone Montessori

Kids Corner at Homeward Bound

Kino Junior High

Kyrene del Norte Elementary

Laveen Elementary

Little Big Minds Preschool

Longview Elementary

Machan Head Start

Madison Simis School

Manzanita Elementary

Maricopa County Libraries

Martin Luther King Early Childhood Center

Melvin E. Sine

Mesa Public Libraries

Maxine O. Bush Elementary

Monte Vista Elementary

Montecito Head Start

Montessori Day School

Montessori International

Morris K. Udall Middle School

Moya Elementary School

Navarrete Elementary

Next Horizon Child Development Center

Paradise Valley School District Family Resource Center

Pastor Elementary

Redfield Elmentary


Scales Elementary

Solano School

Stepping Stone at Westwood

Summit School of Ahwatukee

Sunnyslope Elementary

Sunset Elementary

SySTEM Phoenix Charter School

T.G. Barr School

Tarwater Elementary

Tesseract School

TG Barr Elementary

The Family School

UMOM Child Development Center

V.H. Lassen Elementary

Valley View Elementary

Vista College Prep

Whitman Elementary

William C. Jack Elementary

William T. Machan Elementary

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