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!
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.
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.
2021-2022 School Year
Babes 2s class
(Must be 2 years old by 9/1/2021)
In the Babes room children have opportunities for independent discovery, cooperative learning, social and emotional growth and outdoor playtime. The kids will explore, investigate, and discover the world around them. Teachers will develop and guide learning environments where the kids will thrive. Furthermore, they will expand their vocabulary through our literature-rich environment, social skills through interactions with peers, and understand that they are unique and loved.
Explore 3s class
(Must be 3 years old by 9/1/2021)
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.
Grow 4s class
(Must be 4 years old by 9/1/2021)
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.
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.
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, 12, and Brooke 10. 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 602-326-7672