“Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write, and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child.”


– Readings4you

Pre-Kindergarden Program


The Pre-K class is an emergent curriculum classroom that fosters independence, cooperation and a love of learning through play-based, developmentally appropriate centers and hands-on learning. The children learn at their own pace through exploration, extended periods of free choice play, observation and inquiry while engaging in activities that they have expressed an interest in. There are opportunities throughout the morning for children to play independently, to play in small groups and to be engaged in large group activities such as circle time. Many skills and concepts are learned throughout the year in several different areas including:

Social/Emotional Skills:  Conflict resolution, choices, multi-step directions, self-help skills, friendship building and independence

Writing:  Name writing and recognition, hand grasp, class books, journals, dictating stories, drawing

Math:  Graphing, sorting, classifying, patterns, counting, one to one correspondence

Science:  Charting/graphing, observing, making predictions, experimenting, gardening, nature walks

Literacy:  Being read to, exposure to different types of print, environmental print, story comprehension, sequencing, creating class books, exposure to letter sounds & names

Art:  Creativity, exposure to different media & textures, process oriented art (no models to follow), Colors/color blending

Fine Motor:  Manipulatives, cutting, playdough, coloring, writing, beading, lacing

Gross Motor:  Climbing, running, riding trikes, motor planning, balancing, physical education program


  • For 18 children four years of age by September 1

  • Meets Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • 2 Professional Early Educators; Child/ Staff Ratio 1:9

  • Weekly music and physical education is offered as part of the curriculum

  • Annual Tuition $4635, Monthly Tuition $515

  • Lunch Bunch and Extended Day option

Early Education Cooperative Preschool

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