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Introducing a new Christian preschool to the valley

Equipping our Little Citizens for life through learning experiences and setting a strong foundation in the love of Christ.

Introducing a new Christian preschool to the valley

Equipping our Little Citizens for life through learning experiences and setting a strong foundation in the love of Christ.

Welcome and thank you for visiting Little Citizens Preschool, an affiliate and partner of Citizen’s Church.

We are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health. We provide a safe, nurturing, and risk-free environment filled with hands-on learning experiences. We combine age appropriate experiences in reading, math, and social emotional development. LCPS strives for every child to know that they are loved, special, unique, and created by God!

Mission &


Our Mission

Our passion is to help children learn the love of Christ and set a strong foundation for both their faith and life. We believe that children learn best through experience, age-appropriate structures, and hands-on learning with the guidance and nurturing of loving teachers and parents.

Our philosophy

We believe that children are unique, created, and loved by God.
We believe that children learn best through authentic hands-on learning experiences.
We believe that all children should be shown respect from adults and peers.
We believe that a strong foundation in the early years will help a child be successful throughout life.


& Tuition

Spring 2021

1Classes Start March 22nd
Last day of class is May 20th
All classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Tuition is $900 for the Spring. This can be paid in full for a $50 discount or in 3 payments of $350. (Will be prorated for late arrivals)

3s class

(Must be 3 years old by 1/1/2021)

The classroom for 3 year olds is designed to help children develop social skills: Making friends, awareness of self, recognizing and expressing feelings. This is done through positive, nurturing interactions with peers and adults. Letters, numbers, early concepts of print, language development are all incorporated through conversation, literature, and experiences.

4s class

(Must be 4 years old by 1/1/2021)

The 4s classroom continues to develop the social skills and social emotional awareness skills. Through authentic interactions, they learn more awareness of self and emotions. Through the guidance of our wonderful teachers, they will learn to regulate and express their emotions, take turns, problem solving, and making friends. 4 year olds also have longer attention spans and their natural curiosity is expanding. Science, social studies, letters and numbers, beginning explorations of writing are all incorporated in the 4s classroom.

Application Fee

Non-refundable $100 ($75 for each additional family member)

Tuition can be made in 10 payments. First payment is due by 6/1 or upon enrollment (whichever is later). Each additional payment will be due on the 1st of the month September - May.

Tuition can be paid in full by September 1st for a 5% discount.

BABES - 2 year olds
(Must be 2 by 9/1/2021)

All 2 year old classes are 9:00am - 12:00pm
Chose 1:
2 days: T,Th
3 days: M, W, F
5 days: M - F

EXPLORE - 3 year olds
(Must be 3 by 9/1/2021)

All 3 year old classes are 9:00am - 12:00pm
Chose 1:
2 days: T,Th
3 days: M, W, F
5 days: M - F

GROW - 4 year olds
(Must be 4 by 9/1/2021)

All 4 year old classes are 9:00am - 1:00pm
Chose 1:
4 days: M - Th
5 days: M - F
Download the 2021-2022 School Calender



Summer Classes

Join us this summer as we explore and discover together during Little Citizens DISCOVERY DAYS!!! Kids will enjoy our fun enrichment classes! Each day will be filled with playtime, learning time, discovery time. and lots of fun!


Each session lasts from 9:00am - 12:00pm* for 1 week. Students can sign up for 1, 2, or 3 sessions.

Session 1: June 1st - 4th (Tuesday - Friday) $95
Session 2: June 7th - 10th (Monday - Friday) $115
Session 3: June 14th - 17th (Monday - Friday) $115

*Before and After care is also available from: 8:00am - 9:00am and 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Before and After care is $7 an hour, billed to the ½ hour. Any portion of the ½ hour that is used is billed for the entire 30 minutes.


Big Builders: Get your building hat on because we are building! In this class, the students will use their building skills to make a variety of things including forts, bird houses, and towers on water! Everyday is something new! Get ready to be a bold builder!

Growing Gardeners: Get on your gardening gloves because we are going to get dirty as we discover the wonderful world of gardening! In this class, the students will learn all about gardening! They will learn what a plant needs to grow and how to take care of it! They will decorate their own pot and plant a new plant to bring home!

Music and Movement: Get ready to move and dance and have fun! In this class, the students will learn about different ways of exercising: yoga, aerobics, stretching, and more! They will learn why our body needs us to exercise and all about eating healthy! Get ready to be active, learn some new skills, and try some healthy snacks in this class!

Super Sports: 1,2,3 Go! In this class, students will learn all about new sports! We will be kicking the soccer ball, making baskets, and teeing up the baseball! There are more surprises to come in this exciting sports class!

Creative Crafts: Get ready to paint and create! This class is all about arts and crafts! We will be using a variety of different materials! We will be painting, water coloring, using playdough, and more! We will be making some really special memories

Meet Our


Hello! I would love to introduce myself. My name is Karen Konetzni and I am the Children’s Director at Citizens Church and Director of Little Citizens Preschool.

I was born and raised in Moon Valley and I still live there today! I have been married for 16 years to an amazing guy named Keith and we have 3 wonderful daughters: Ashlyn 13, Reagan, 11, and Brooke 9. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Ed from ASU in 2001 and my Masters from NAU in 2004. After graduating, I taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and Reading Interventions at Shaw Butte and Washington Elementary for 14 years. I also offered coaching and consulting for multiple schools here in the Valley. My teaching degree is in Elementary Education with an emphasis on reading, ESL instruction and early childhood development.

As my children have grown, I have enjoyed volunteering on numerous boards and philanthropies including Shadow Rock Preschool, the Lookout Mountain PTO, and the National Charity League. Ever since I can remember, I have always had a passion for kids.

Shortly after my family and I attended Citizens Church in 2013, I started volunteering in the children's classrooms. Now, I am their Director and the Children’s Pastor. It is such an honor and privilege to pour into their lives each Sunday and watch their love for each other and Christ grow each week.

I am beyond excited about this new adventure and cannot wait to see what God is going to do within this amazing preschool. I believe that each child is loved and created uniquely by God. I absolutely love children and love being around them. They light up every space that they are in! Come stop by Little Citizens Preschool for a tour and meet me!

Karen Konetzni
Little Citizens Preschool Director
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We're excited for you to be a part of Little Citizens Preschool. For all general inquires please email us directly.
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1Start dates are dependent on LCPS getting licensed by March 22nd. If we are unable to start then, tuition will be prorated.