Strauss Early Childhood Education Center and Kindergarten of Tucson, AZ

The Strauss ECE and Kindergarten promotes the development of young children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age in a nurturing and stimulating play-based program that encourages creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills and a joy of learning. Age-appropriate activities challenge each child to develop his social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual potential.  Teachers here are emotionally responsive to the children in their care and the ever-changing, emergent curriculum provides children with opportunities to delve into questions as they arise, teaching them the merits of intellectual curiosity.  

In fully exploring topics of relevance to them, learning through imaginative play, and expressing themselves through a variety of media, children emerge from this program with strong foundations of independence and self-esteem that are critical to their ongoing personal and academic development. 

A few facts about our preschool:

  • 14 classrooms
  • 150 children
  • Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old 
  • Open year-round



Monday - Thursday
7:00am to 6:00pm

7:00am to 5:30pm


Full Day
7:00am to 6:00pm 
7:00am to 5:30pm (Friday)

Mid Day
8:00am to 3:00pm 

Half Day
7:00am to 12:30pm                                                             

All options are available for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week.

If you have any further questions or would like to set up a tour, please call us at (520) 325-0390 and we will get back to you soon.


Preschool children
The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.
— Bill Gates, Sr.