The Early Education Cooperative Preschool is an intimate, family-oriented preschool that creates a nurturing environment meeting the developing physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of young children.  As a parent cooperative preschool, parents are actively engaged in classroom activities, with opportunities provided for parent education, sharing and development of parenting skills.


The Early Education Cooperative is a play-based preschool, utilizing an emergent curriculum that provides extensive opportunities for children to choose activities from a rich environment that helps the developing child in all aspects of growth.  Through planned activities and play, expert teachers guide children in negotiating conflict, making friends and learning how to solve problems.

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.”

– Jane D. Hull

Parent Involvement Expectations


As a parent cooperative preschool, we have high expectations for parent involvement with our school.  By enrolling, parents agree to:


  1. Serve as a co-oping parent classroom aide twice each month, on average.

  2. Provide classroom snacks once each month, on average.

  3. Participate in at least two of the three community work days.

  4. Serve on one of the parent committees.

  5. Provide additional support with tasks such as laundry, library, and play dough.

  6. Participate in parent meetings.

  7. Participate in community building events like play dates, Fall Fest, Auction, Sing and Feast.

We also have two extended day programs available: **Due to Covid, lunch bunch is offered for a shorter time and aftercare is not currently available this school year** Please see information sheet about next year's Lunch Bunch and Aftercare


  1. Lunch Bunch

  2. Extended Day Care

Early Education Cooperative Preschool

4027 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253     |     Direct line: 623-201-7180 |or 602-840-8400 x 233      |