Pima Country Day School

Welcome to Our School

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Pima Country Day School was first named a Nationally Accredited school in August 2016 and our goal continues to be to operate a high quality preschool – in uniqueness, program, and value. Pima Country Day School also participates in Quality First, Arizona’s Quality Improvement and Rating. We offer an exceptionally high standard of child care in Tucson, Arizona.

While attending PCDS your child will develop friendships while immersed in a fun, developmentally appropriate learning environment. Pima Country Day School enrolls children from six weeks through 12 years old.  Transportation for school age children to and from Blenman, Wright, St. Peter & Paul Catholic School and Amerischools Academy is available and included in tuition. You can see the list of schools we service here.

What People Say About Us

5 stars
Kaneez Fathima
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The directors and staff are very pleasant and courteous with parents. They are very loving accommodating with the children and the fees are reasonable. My daughter went to this daycare during Summer time enjoyed going to field trips, did extra curricular activities.I would recommend Pima Country Day School to all my family and friends.
Brooke Mendenhall
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After having a terrible experience at my sons previous daycare I was extremely hesitant about putting him back in, but PCDS completely changed that for me I’m able to drop him off and feel relieved my baby is being taken care of. They are so good with him everytime I pick him up he’s in a good mood, they do arts and crafts with the babies and the teachers are amazing
Brenton Varner
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My children went here for several years (before it was even Pima Country Day School) and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The school never skipped a beat with the change. The staff is very pleasant and courteous with parents. They are also very loving and accommodating with the children and the fees are reasonable. I would recommend this early learning child care facility to all of my family and friends. The only knock that I have on this place is that they've treated my children so well, they do not want to come home LOL. Melissa who is one of the head staff members is a breath of fresh air and is always super welcoming and does a great job at calming down the kids when they cry.
Summer Olivas
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I love Pima Country Day school, and most importantly, so do my daughters! They get so excited when we pull up to the daycare, they run straight to the door and to their classrooms! Sometimes my 5 year old gets mad at me when I come to pick her up because she doesn't want to leave yet.. I also love the staff, very friendly! This is their 4th daycare unfortunately because I won't tolerate anything less than the best for my girls, but we are here to stay! (:
Adam Ochoa
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Love this place they care about my son they yell his name every morning when I take him. The environment he always comes home with more knowledge than before i pove it wouldn't change my day care for anyone or anything
Jesse Moffett
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We've had nothing but a great experience at this day care. The staff is always friendly and there to help. I recommend this day care.
King Drano
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So far so good, I don't feel like I have to worry about my babys which is a big deal for me. All around they work for me and I love em.
Andrea Easter
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Amazing staff very loving and they are so awesome with kids my baby girl loves it here she looks forward to going to school everyday.
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Elvia Ornelas

Center Director

Meet Our Director

Hi there! I’m Rosa Ornelas, and I have been working in early childhood education since 1999. Working in early childhood education (ECE) has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me. I’ve seen so many children grow and learn, and it is my pleasure to be a small part of that process. After beginning as a teacher in a one-year-old classroom, I was soon given the opportunity to move into management in the ECE sector. In 2016 I joined Small Miracles Day School at their Poet Square center as Director, where I stayed until January 2022, when I moved to Pima Country Day School. Outside of work, my family takes up most of my non-working time – I have three children of my own, and in my free time, I like to travel to visit my family in Mexico.

All Meals Are Provided

We are proud to be part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times throughout the day and meals are included in tuition to make sure every child has access to them. We believe that providing nutritious meals helps children have more energy for learning and gives them the fuel they need to succeed in life.


We want children as early as possible to appreciate the importance of reaching out beyond themselves and into the community. Small Miracles schools offer a range of programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years.

Infant Program

At Small Miracles, we know that a baby's growth and development depends on individualized care and experiences. That is why we make it our focus to meet the needs of each infant. To do so, we provide our staff of caregiver educators with the tools they need to develop strong connections and trust with each baby they interact with. This trust allows the little ones to feel secure and confident enough to take part in play as well as early childhood learning activities. We are committed to providing this supportive environment, ensuring that your baby gets the best start possible.

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Toddler Program

We understand that the transition to toddlerhood can be a tumultuous one. Every child is unique and has their own needs and wants that must be respected during this challenging time. With our experienced teachers, we strive to craft an environment where children can explore, learn, and make progress with self-reliance. As with all of our classrooms, we attempt to control the environment, not the little people in it. When our teachers fill the classroom with wonder and awe, children focus on reading, dancing, singing, painting, playing and so much more!

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Preschool Program

This is another step on the journey of life. While want to prepare children to be successful in school, we know they will be if we take great advantage of the time we have together. Instead of pushing developmentally inappropriate lessons and activities on our children, our teachers work to plan for each child’s needs - whether they are learning to hold a pencil, write their name, learn conflict resolution skills and so much more. We know that children who experience child centered environments perform better in elementary school and in life. This confidence pushed us to offer the very best.

Before & After-School Program

A great way to keep your kids active and learning outside of school hours. Parents can take advantage of our before & after-school program and give their kids an engaging experience outside of the classroom. From exploring the creative arts, to playing spirited sports, to getting that much-needed homework help, there's something for everyone. Plus, we provide the convenience of transportation to and from schools, so parents don't have to worry about a hectic schedule. Transportation is provided to and from local schools and our classrooms are open all day on school holidays.

We Offer Quality First Scholarships

All Small Miracles locations participate in First Things First’s signature program, Quality First. Quality First works with child care and preschool providers across Arizona to improve the quality of their early learning settings for children from birth to age 5. We also offer Quality First Scholarships that cover most or all of the cost of child care for children 0 – 5. Please contact a location near you to find out about scholarship availability.

We are committed to quality improvement and going beyond regulatory requirements to help the infants, toddlers and preschoolers be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our strong belief is that continuous quality improvement not only benefits our children but out teachers and community equally. For more information, visit QualityFirstAZ.com.

How to Enroll

At Small Miracles, we understand that finding quality child care can be a difficult task. That’s why we’ve made it easy to get started at one of our locations. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to providing your child with the care they need and deserve.

Schedule a Tour – or just drop in!
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The process of registering your child is easy and straightforward. First, schedule a tour of one of our facilities by clicking the button below, or just drop in. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and show you around.
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Step 2: Complete & Submit Registration Forms
Once you've decided that Small Miracles Education is the right fit for your family, the next step is to fill out a registration form. This can be done online or in person at our office. After we receive your registration form, we will follow up with you to confirm enrollment and provide you with all the information you need to get started.
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Step 3: Look forward to your child’s first day of school!
Registering your child for school is an exciting milestone! Once you're registered, your child will have access to our innovative curriculum, experienced teachers, and state-of-the-art facilities. And you can look forward to your child’s first day of school!
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Keeping Families Connected

At Small Miracles Preschools, we understand how important it is for our families to stay connected with us and their child’s development. That’s why we’ve made sure that WatchMeGrow® helps bridge the gap between home and school. Our exclusive family app gives parents peace of mind, allowing them to keep an eye on their precious ones with live streaming video of the classroom and much more. Keep up-to-date with your child’s progress throughout the day with WatchMeGrow®!

Proud to be Nationally Accredited!

Of the 2,000+ early childhood centers in Arizona only 10% are nationally accredited. Most Small Miracles schools are nationally accredited.

Being accredited is a rigorous process that includes the evaluation of your schools overall educational program and its adherence to the best early learning practices. In the United States only 5% of all early learning centers are accredited.

Care & Security for Your Child

We welcome you to experience our top rated childcare facilities in person. Visit us to learn more about our quality preschool programs to see if Small Miracles is the best fit for your family.

Request a Tour

Please fill out the form below and a team member will contact you to coordinate and confirm your tour.