480-789-7000 | P.O.Box 17779, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

H’man ‘shawa Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) - “the little children”

The new tribally funded H’man ‘shawa Early Development Center opened in February 2013 featuring an educational environment that includes classrooms with storerooms, natural lighting, student restrooms, and direct access to a well-equipped playground.

The playground features an artificial turf performance area, grass fields, and outdoor play areas shaded from the sun. A multi-purpose room is used for indoor school and community activities as well as food services.

From Infant to Kindergarten

School DrawingThe tribally funded H’man ‘shawa Early Development Center serves the early educational needs of the Fort McDowell Yavapai community’s young children from infant through kindergarten. Local and native Yavapai culture, including Yavapai language instruction, is integrated daily into the school environment and curriculum.

The ECDC is partially supported by an Arizona First Things First grant that provides Quality First early childhood staff development and nationally recognized early childhood program benchmarks. The school is fully accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Schools.

In addition to the regular classroom staff of certified teachers and aides, the ECDC provides a resource program staffed by a special education teacher and certified speech/language and physical therapists. It also provides play therapy services.

In addition, the Tribe provides daily school bus transportation for students living here at Fort McDowell, as well as a free breakfast and lunch program for all students attending H’man ‘shawa ECDC.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the H’man ‘shawa Early Childhood Development Center, you can reach us via any of the contact details below.