Our Programs

We're got something for everyone!

Our preschool program offerings are extensive, ranging from parent-toddler classes to extended-day preschool. You will find there is something to meet every family’s needs.

Don't forget to check out our list of wonderful after-school options that range from active, movement-oriented activities to cooking and art classes.

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Preschool Offerings

Each of our preschool classes includes an appropriate range between the oldest and the youngest child in the class, with a good balance of boys and girls. We limit our class sizes to ensure a quality program and to meet NAEYC Academy teacher/child ratios.

 

Children attend music and motor perception classes, as well as Littlest Angel Chapel, each week during school hours.

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2 & 3 years old

Class Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday/Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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3 & 4 years old

Class Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday/Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday Friends*

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Young 4 years old

Class Times:

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday Friends*
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*Friday Friends is available to children ages 3-4 who attend two or four days a week and would like to increase the number of days attending. The children participating in will be a consistent group, as we do not allow drop-ins.

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Pre-K 4 & 5 years old

Class Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday - Friday Expanded

9:00 am - 12:00 (M/W/F)

9:00 am - 1:00pm (T/TH) 

These students bring a lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tuesday/Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Junior Kindergarten

 

Class Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Our Junior Kindergarten class is for children who turn five by December 31. The children in this class bring their lunch to school every day.

Toddler Offerings

As a community outreach of Paradise Valley United Method Church, we are able to offer toddler classes as well. 

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Parent/Toddler

(Community Outreach of PVUMC)

*PVUMC Preschool is currently enrolling families for the Spring 2022 session of our Parent-Toddler Program. Please call the preschool office for more information.

Our Parent-Toddler Program is a an interactive class is for parents and toddlers (ages 18 to 24 months). 

Class Times:

 

Tuesdays

9:30 am - 11:00am

Our Tuesday program is a year long program with a 12 week class in the Fall, and a 12 week Mini Co-op in the Spring.  (the same children and parents participate the entire year).

 

Fridays

9:30 am - 11:00am

Our Friday program is a half year program consisting of a 12 week class taught in the Spring. 

 

Our Parent/Toddler class is taught by preschool director, Mindy Sobraske.

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Mom's Morning Out

(Community Outreach of PVUMC)

 

*PVUMC is not currently offering Mom's Morning Out or Rainbow Room for Fall 2021. Please check back for more information about availability later in the school year.

 

Mom’s Morning Out/Rainbow Room provides an early social and play experience for children who are 12 to 30 months of age and strong walkers.

Class Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For more information click here and to register for a permanent place in the Rainbow Room click here.

 

Extended Care

Are you in need of additional care for your little one? We offer several programs to extend the school day for your convenience. 

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Early Morning Drop-off

*PVUMC Preschool is not currently offering Early Morning Drop-off for Fall 2021. Please check back for more information about availability later in the school year.

 

Our early morning hours are from 8:00 - 9:00 AM with a flat fee of $10 per morning. This program is available for children who attend preschool or who are participating in Mom’s Morning Out/Rainbow Room.

 

Parents must make reservations at least 24 hours in advance so we can provide adequate staff. Please contact the preschool office if you are interested in making a standing reservation for your child.

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Lunch Bunch/Play Bunch

Lunch/Play Bunch is an opportunity for children to eat lunch at the preschool and stay for additional play time after the school day is over.

 

The hours of Lunch/Play Bunch are 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for children not yet toilet-trained and/or under three years old. For toilet-trained children over three years old, the available hours are from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

 

After School Programs

In addition to our outstanding preschool options, we offer a fun variety of after school programs for children enrolled in PVUMC Preschool. Children must be three years old and potty trained to participate, and each child may only take one program per day. We provide these programs on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will provide registration forms and information for our after school program offerings in July and as programs begin throughout the year. You may leave your after school registration form in the preschool office, and we will put it in the appropriate teacher’s mailbox. Or, if you prefer, you may mail the form directly to the provider of the specific class.

Below you will find a description of each class we offer; classes are subject to change from year to year.


ArtWorks

 

Children already have all the tools they need to create masterpieces of art! Artworks will expand and challenge their imaginations by inspiring them to explore various art techniques and introducing them to master artists and works from cultures around the globe. We end each class with a quick review and snack that coordinates with the lesson.
 

Baker's Cents

In Baker’s Cents, children become little entrepreneurs and cultivate a sense of community as they take a recipe from the beginning stages all the way to a bake sale with proceeds that go to the UMOM charity. Children in this class learn new math skills and reinforce old ones, count and identify money, create advertising, and learn how to work with customers.
 

Gymnastics

This is an outreach gymnastics program offered by some of Arizona’s top instructors. The class focuses on children’s innate love of movement and channels it into various gymnastics skills including balance beam, bars, tumbling, mini trampoline, and vault.
 

JumpBunch

JumpBunch introduces sports and fitness to your child in a hands-on setting. Our year-round program utilizes activity plans that offer a different sport or activity with each class. Most of all, JumpBunch is lots of fun - children are excited and eager to participate.
 

Martial Arts

This program is offered by Premier Martial Arts. The class focuses on a practical approach to self-defense, as well as learning to be more confident and respectful while developing a positive self-image. The class takes from different disciplines including Kickboxing, Taekwondo, and Karate.

Thinking Caps

Thinking Caps program is based on hands on exploration and concrete learning experiences. This class will introduce the sciences of; chemistry, physics, biology, earth and space. We will be practicing scientific processes like observing, predicting, sorting, measuring, experimenting and designing.
 

HUB Soccer Academy

HUB Soccer is a fun introduction to soccer through a blend of exciting activities in a safe and enjoyable environment. The goal of the program is to develop the child’s gross motor skills, increase self-esteem, and encourage group social skills. Each group session is 50 minutes and is staffed by professional coaches.
 

Phonics Fun

This class will teach letter sounds, rhyming words, handwriting skills, and include beginning reading activities.