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Coordinator's Message

As the Early Childhood Program Coordinator for Kingman Unified School District #20, I would like to welcome you to the Little Explorers Early Learning Center.

Our preschool is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission and licensed by the Arizona Department of Health services. A developmental curriculum is followed by the district preschool program. The developmental curriculum is influenced by Creative Curriculum and the Arizona Early Learning Standards. KUSD #20 offers preschool at 2 different sites in the district: Little Explorers Early Learning Center and the Mt.Tipton Preschool (located in Dolan Springs). The Preschool Program offers free services to children ages 3 to 5 years old with developmental delays. A Grant Program is available to provide free preschool services for families in financial need. We also have a tuition program for typically developing children ages 3 to 5 years old. If you think your child may have delays or just want to get a better idea of your child’s current skills, call the preschool office to make an appointment for a free screening. We offer monthly screenings for 3 to 5 year olds.

Little Explorers Early Learning Center also has a child care center on site that cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old located. The child care center is also licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and is a teaching lab for high school students taking classes in the area of Early Childhood. All High School students are instructed and supervised by qualified Little Explorers Early Learning Center staff. The Early Learning Center is currently participating in a grant called Quality First that is offered through First Things First. The staff has been working closely with the Quality First Coach to make changes, such as our new toddler and preschool curriculum programs that will enhance the quality of care the children receive.

If you have any questions about our Little Explorers Early Learning Center please feel free to contact our office at 753-6413.

Sincerely yours,
Julie Runkel
KUSD #20 Early Childhood Program Coordinator