The Little Dipper Enrichment Center/Pre-school is committed to supporting early childhood education.
The school makes every effort to create a learning environment where adults and children strive. Our center provides an environment that will foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem, joy and respect as well as preparation for kindergarten. Talents of our children are fully challenged and justly rewarded. Thus, the children blossom and through the philosophy of share, care, and be kind the children learn effective and healthy ways in dealing with the world in which they live and to embark upon the journey of “Life”. The children of today will be the future of tomorrow.
The goal of the school is to emphasize the development of the individual child through a variety of teaching styles. The Coolidge Library does library time at the school once a month. There is an inter-generational program working with the Coolidge Adult Center in which seniors come for an hour each week and read to the children. The local bakery donates bread each week for the children to take home and share with their families.
The curriculum is hands on. There is great focus on integrity, leadership, self-expression and self-esteem for each and every child. These values are encouraged daily through a pro-active philosophy where children take responsibility for their actions, learning consequences with the support of their teachers/parents.
The school is owned and operated by Ms. Jacalyn Eiche who holds a MA Ed. From Villanova University, along with a teaching Degree and 45 yrs. of experience. Her experiences include workshops, educational consultant, writing a children’s book, directing /teaching at both private and district schools in AZ and NJ/Pa/Ohio. Ms. Eiche uses various styles of teaching as she is Montessori Certified as well. The staff are all CPR/First Aid certified as cleared by a thorough background check.
The Little Dipper is a pre-school with a unique environment which along with the commitment of the staff provides high quality early childhood education for both students and families. It is the intent of the school for parents to have access to a pre-school that is safe, healthy and affordable. Thus, preparing children for success in the early childhood years and beyond.
Little Dipper Enrichment Center..294 West Pima Avenue, Coolidge, Arizona (520) 203-8484