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Whiz Kidz Preschool Ranks on Inc 5000 List for the Second Year in a Row
By Erica Shipione - Monday Aug 22, 2022
For the second year in a row, locally owned and operated Whiz Kidz Preschool was recognized on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list ranking at 4,216.

The Inc. 5000 list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Facebook, Under Armour, Microsoft and Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“This award is so much more than the recognition,” says Martha Picciao, founder of Whiz Kidz Preschool. “It signifies dedication and commitment to excellence to the service and solutions we provide young children and their families. It’s proof we have been able to consistently and unapologetically grow despite global and local adversities and challenges. It signifies we are stronger together and it means the work we do matters.”

Picciao founded Whiz Kidz Preschool in 2007 after years of teaching and raising three kids. She now has locations across the Valley in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Ahwatukee and Mesa with her newest fifth and second Scottsdale location having recently opened in July 2022.

The 2022 Inc. 5000 revealed the companies on this year’s list to have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23. For more information on Whiz Kidz Preschool and its Inc. 5000 ranking, visit

About Whiz Kidz Preschool:

Founded in 2007 by Arizona mother and certified teacher Martha Picciao, Whiz Kidz Preschool focuses on a quality early childhood education with a play-based curriculum that includes enrichment classes such as gardening, music, PE, cooking and art all while offering ample opportunities for children to explore their own expression and creativity. Whiz Kidz Preschool has locations across the Valley in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Ahwatukee. For more information, visit

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000:


Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit