Developing Minds Academy is a brand new dual language early childhood center in Scottsdale. With over 50 years of collective experience, the co-directors of Developing Minds Academy, Deena Boone and April Schafer, have always known what today’s research is showing. The social emotional needs of a young child have to be paramount in early childhood education. Their new school, Developing Minds Academy has social emotional learning at it’s foundation. It is a play-based center that specializes in teaching to the whole child.