Imagination Childcare & Preschool

Welcome to Our School

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Imagination Childcare & Preschool participates in Quality First, Arizona’s Quality Improvement and Rating.  Imagination is a terrific option for families in the Litchfield Park area. We offer care for children six weeks to five year old. Come see our bright inviting environments that offer plenty of space for children to learn through singing, dancing, reading, painting, playing, building, and so much more. Imagination provides meals and snacks included in tuition. Military families based at Luke Airforce Base (and elsewhere) – we offer a military discount and hope to support you as you serve our country here in Arizona and while deployed.

What People Say About Us

5 stars
Ashley Barrett
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We just moved to the area and were so happy to find this place for our 4 year old to start preschool. She loves it there and they are always doing fun activities and learning new things. The staff has been so kind and always are there to answer any questions. We are very happy with Imagination Childcare.
Melina G
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We stumbled across Imagination after a bad experience with a previous childcare center. We had toured a few and my son wanted to leave the others but when we walked into Imagination, he loved it. He asked if he was going to get to go to school there. That showed me immediately that he felt most comfortable there. The staff had always been very nice. Most of the teachers have been the same since we started and my child always says how much he loves his school. Very happy that we chose to put him there.
Sylvia Esparza
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My 2 children have been coming here for almost 2 yeArs now. The staff is amazing and seems genuinely interested in the children. They have lesson plans and do frequent activities. The school is clean and doesn't smell, like some others I have checked out. If we miss a day or two my children keep asking when they can go to school. Teresa is the director and always tries to find time to talk th me if there is a concern or to discuss progress and behaviors. Even the owner is there frequently. I went to a lot of places before choosing this one and have never been happier. I have never been concerned about leaving them here. They have learned soon much.
Selina Araiza
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Absolutely love this place! The teachers and staff are amazing. Super clean facility great classroom size. My 1 year old is so comfortable with his teachers and I feel great knowing he is in such good hands.
Natalie Lingenfelter
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Amazing place with amazing people, 100% will always recomend
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Lorin Gatson

Center Director

Meet Our Director

Hello, My name is Lorin Gatson. I am the Director of Imagination Childcare & Preschool. I’ve been at my wonderful school since 2017. I’ve had the pleasure to be an advocate, teacher and director in the education field for over 17 years. 

I didn’t choose education, education chose me.  I’ve always been drawn to children and easily wrapped up in their awesomeness. I love that I get to teach them but also love them through the early phases of life. I’m thankful for the opportunity to experience the forever stage that teaches love, kindness, and respect for everyone. The ABC’s and 123’s are a simple addition to world of children who are learning to use their words, gentle hands, but most importantly they are in an environment where they are seen, heard, and valued.

“I’ve always been drawn to children and easily wrapped up in their awesomeness.”

All Meals Are Provided

We are proud to be part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times throughout the day and meals are included in tuition to make sure every child has access to them. We believe that providing nutritious meals helps children have more energy for learning and gives them the fuel they need to succeed in life.


We want children as early as possible to appreciate the importance of reaching out beyond themselves and into the community. Small Miracles schools offer a range of programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years.

Infant Program

At Small Miracles, we know that a baby's growth and development depends on individualized care and experiences. That is why we make it our focus to meet the needs of each infant. To do so, we provide our staff of caregiver educators with the tools they need to develop strong connections and trust with each baby they interact with. This trust allows the little ones to feel secure and confident enough to take part in play as well as early childhood learning activities. We are committed to providing this supportive environment, ensuring that your baby gets the best start possible.

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Toddler Program

We understand that the transition to toddlerhood can be a tumultuous one. Every child is unique and has their own needs and wants that must be respected during this challenging time. With our experienced teachers, we strive to craft an environment where children can explore, learn, and make progress with self-reliance. As with all of our classrooms, we attempt to control the environment, not the little people in it. When our teachers fill the classroom with wonder and awe, children focus on reading, dancing, singing, painting, playing and so much more!

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Preschool Program

This is another step on the journey of life. While want to prepare children to be successful in school, we know they will be if we take great advantage of the time we have together. Instead of pushing developmentally inappropriate lessons and activities on our children, our teachers work to plan for each child’s needs - whether they are learning to hold a pencil, write their name, learn conflict resolution skills and so much more. We know that children who experience child centered environments perform better in elementary school and in life. This confidence pushed us to offer the very best.

We Offer Quality First Scholarships

All Small Miracles locations participate in First Things First’s signature program, Quality First. Quality First works with child care and preschool providers across Arizona to improve the quality of their early learning settings for children from birth to age 5. We also offer Quality First Scholarships that cover most or all of the cost of child care for children 0 – 5. Please contact a location near you to find out about scholarship availability.

We are committed to quality improvement and going beyond regulatory requirements to help the infants, toddlers and preschoolers be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our strong belief is that continuous quality improvement not only benefits our children but out teachers and community equally. For more information, visit

How to Enroll

At Small Miracles, we understand that finding quality child care can be a difficult task. That’s why we’ve made it easy to get started at one of our locations. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to providing your child with the care they need and deserve.

Schedule a Tour – or just drop in!
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The process of registering your child is easy and straightforward. First, schedule a tour of one of our facilities by clicking the button below, or just drop in. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and show you around.
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Step 2: Complete & Submit Registration Forms
Once you've decided that Small Miracles Education is the right fit for your family, the next step is to fill out a registration form. This can be done online or in person at our office. After we receive your registration form, we will follow up with you to confirm enrollment and provide you with all the information you need to get started.
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Step 3: Look forward to your child’s first day of school!
Registering your child for school is an exciting milestone! Once you're registered, your child will have access to our innovative curriculum, experienced teachers, and state-of-the-art facilities. And you can look forward to your child’s first day of school!
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Keeping Families Connected

At Small Miracles Preschools, we understand how important it is for our families to stay connected with us and their child’s development. That’s why we’ve made sure that WatchMeGrow® helps bridge the gap between home and school. Our exclusive family app gives parents peace of mind, allowing them to keep an eye on their precious ones with live streaming video of the classroom and much more. Keep up-to-date with your child’s progress throughout the day with WatchMeGrow®!

Proud to be Nationally Accredited!

Of the 2,000+ early childhood centers in Arizona only 10% are nationally accredited. Most Small Miracles schools are nationally accredited.

Being accredited is a rigorous process that includes the evaluation of your schools overall educational program and its adherence to the best early learning practices. In the United States only 5% of all early learning centers are accredited.

Care & Security for Your Child

We welcome you to experience our top rated childcare facilities in person. Visit us to learn more about our quality preschool programs to see if Small Miracles is the best fit for your family.

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Please fill out the form below and a team member will contact you to coordinate and confirm your tour.