Katy’s Kids Preschool

What Is Katy’s Kids?

Mateo’s Lemonade Stand raises money for graduation caps and gowns

Katy’s Kids preschool is committed to providing age appropriate early childhood learning experiences through play, observation, and investigation.  Our mission is to empower students to meet social, emotional, and learning challenges and demands that they will encounter in school and life. As well as, provide support for parents to help their children meet these challenges in a positive way.  Our therapeutic, holistic, classroom environment addresses the individual needs of each child. Our program is just the beginning to many years of educational support by Neighborhood Ministries for the student through various opportunities such as Education For Life.  At Katy’s Kids our hope is that each student discovers his or her true value through their learning experiences in our classroom.

Teacher Lilian’s class harvests radishes from our garden

Population Served

Fire fighter obstacle courseKaty’s Kids Preschool primarily serves low income families in our Neighborhood Ministries Community. Many of our children’s parents and/or family members have grown up through the holistic programs of Neighborhood Ministries. Many live with in the neighborhood and walk to school.


  • Quality First
  • Southwest Human Development
  • Maricopa Department of Health and Humane Services
  • Child’s Play
  • Free Arts Arizona
  • First Teeth First
  • ASU department of Social Work
  • ASU Service Learning

* Katy’s Kids Preschool is a four star Quality First rated preschool!!

Lenny Reel, Director
Katy’s Kids Preschool
Neighborhood Ministries

Teacher Panda’s class makes salad from the harvest of Katy’s Kids Garden!

A special thanks to our supporters, including:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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