22555 N. Miller Road Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

About The Scottsdale Children’s Institute

The Scottsdale Children’s Institute (SCI) offers a unique program like no other in the state of Arizona. Our kindergarten readiness program offers an inclusive, structured, scientific approach to teaching that is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). We provide our learners with a learner-driven, positive environment and we strive to foster a love of learning in each and every student.

One of the leading causes of the current educational crisis prevalent in America’s education system is the tendency to blame the child for poor performance. At SCI, we believe that if effective teaching is in place, students will always learn. It is our goal to shift the responsibility of achieving success within the educational system away from solely the child and their parents because we recognize that as educators, it is our responsibility to provide high-quality instruction in an environment conducive to learning.

Based largely on the CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) model developed by…




Our Facility

Our facility was designed to be one of the best in the country – We have a brand new 13,000 sq ft facility  with therapy and training facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Meet Our Team

Kieva Hranchuk Ph.D., BCBA-D
Michelle Mackey Ph.D.
Jacob Boney Psy.D., BCBA-D
Frank Frias Ph.D., BCBA
  • Cecilia Aguilar Cecilia Aguilar Lead Teacher
  • Meghan Owens Meghan Owens Lead Teacher
  • Nicole Trimberger Nicole Trimberger Lead Teacher
  • Brandi Jenks Brandi Jenks Teaching Assistant
  • Chelsea Most Chelsea Most Teaching Assistant

The SCI Difference

Our approach is a data-driven process. We take data on every single response emitted by every single student during every program, every day. We do this because children are constantly learning and their behavior provides us with valuable information about their strengths, weaknesses, and the ways in which they learn.


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