Arizona Cultural Academy & College Prep. Montessor - Phoenix AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

7810 SOUTH 42ND PLACE, PHOENIX AZ 85042
(602) 454-1222

About the Provider

Description: ACA is an Islamic private school, which promotes excellence in academic, religious, and behavioral education; and offers a comprehensive balanced program to enhance the learners’ potentials and skills to raise upright, tolerant, and law-abiding citizens to be leaders of the future.
The Arizona Cultural Academy is an Arizona non-profit federal tax-exempt corporation,
incorporated in 1996 for the purpose of quality Islamic and academic youth education.

A survey was conducted in January 1997 in order to determine the feasibility and best location for the Arizona Cultural Academy.


Fourteen months of market research lead to the current 5 acre parcel of land located near Baseline Road and 42nd Street, 1 mile from major valley freeways (I-10 and SR 60), which was purchased and donated by the ACA Board (of Benefactors).


Project ground breaking took place on September 1, 2000. The event was commemorated with an on site Fajr (dawn) prayer. Certificate of occupancy from the City of Phoenix was granted to the ACA for its new 5.1 acre school facility in May 2001.

Grand opening for enrollment and ribbon cutting was in May 2001. Child care license was issued from Arizona Department of Health in early August 2001 for the ACA to operate its state of the art Islamic Montessori.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 56
  • License Number: CDC-9228
  • Age Range: Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2017-05-11 2017-05-11 Article 5 R9-5-512.F.7.
Findings: During the inspection of the toilet room that are located in room #4, the Surveyor observed a plastic watering jug stored on the toilet seat. The staff acknowledged that the jug is used in the classroom.
2017-05-11 2017-05-11 Article 6 R9-5-603.C.2.
Findings: During an inspection of the rear outdoor activity area, the Surveyors observed the 4 inches of all 4 sides of the bottom of the 4 metal shade structure posts were rusted and had an exposed rough surface.
2016-12-07 2017-01-31 Article 2 R9-5-208.B.7.a-c.
Findings: During the modification inspection, the Surveyor determined that the licensee had not obtained documentation of the final City of Phoenix Permit approval for the sanitary unit that had been added to room DC2.
2016-12-07 2017-01-31 article 3 R9-5-309.C.1.2.
Findings: During the modification inspection, the Surveyor determined that the City of Phoenix had cited 4 violations on the 10/12/2016 fire inspection and the fire inspection was marked as non-compliant by the inspector.
2016-05-10 2016-05-10 article 5 R9-5-501.C.5.a-k.
Findings: During an inspection of the lesson plans in each of the rooms, the Surveyor observed that none of the lesson plans specified a large muscle development activity for each day.
2016-05-10 2016-05-10 Article 6 R9-5-605.B.1.
Findings: During an inspection of the one year old room, the Surveyor observed that one of the room's designated exits that exits to the outside of the building was locked. The Director stated that the door is locked for security reasons so that no one can enter from the outside. The Director acknowledged that in order to keep the door locked from the outside, the door is required to be locked from the inside too.
2016-05-10 2016-05-10 Article 6 R9-5-605.B.6.
Findings: During the inspection, the Surveyor observed the following unused electrical outlets that were not covered with a safety plug or insert: 1) Room #3- Two outlets on the strip cord; and 2) Room #6- An outlet near the microwave.
2015-05-21 2015-05-21 article 3 R9-5-303
Findings: During a review of the posting board, it was determined that the licensee' s lunch menu that was posted was not dated. Therefore, it could not be determined if the menu was for the current calendar week.
2015-05-21 2015-05-21 article 4 R9-5-401.3.
Findings: Staff #3- date of employment- 8/4/2014. The file contained documentation of the staff's level of education. The documentation of the staff's education was from the country of Canada and indicated that the staff completed a Bachelor's degree. Since the documentation was from a different country, it could not be determined if the staff's level of education was equivalent to at least a high school diploma or greater.
2015-05-21 2015-05-21 Article 5 R9-5-516.I.2.
Findings: The Surveyor observed during an inspection of the first aid kit,, 4 packets of aspirin, 4 packet of burn cream and 3 packets of antacid stored in the kit.

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