Early Childhood Preschool Programs

  •  DVUSD offers a variety of preschool programs to meet the needs of many

    • Community Education, general education, tuition-based preschool for students age 2 through 5
    • Preschool Peer Program
    • Developmental preschool for ages 3-5
    • Head Start preschool based on income eligibility
      • Head Start* is now accepting applications for its This is a federally funded program providing general education services for children that are 3 or 4 years old. This is a FREE full day preschool!  Please call 623-445-4991 for more information or visit us at our website page.


    Community Education general education early childhood opportunities abound in Deer Valley, with various learning environments for our youngest learners, including the:


    These classes are based on the belief that all children can learn.  We provide quality child development services designed to meet and exceed the individual student's needs by providing literacy-rich, play-based learning environments promoting physical, social, emotional, and creative development, through a partnership with staff, parents/guardians, and community.  Visit Community Education Preschool, call 623-376-3979 or email us.


    Preschool Peer Program 

    Deer Valley Early Childhood Department provides inclusive preschool classrooms. In each classroom, there is a certified, highly qualified and trained Early Childhood Special Education Teacher and two highly qualified and trained Paraprofessionals. Classes are 2.5 hours long, Monday through Thursday. We are looking for enrollment for 2019-2020 school year!

    Staff provide each child with a unique educational experience by individualizing instruction for various learning styles and providing developmentally appropriate activities. Preschool Peers are an integral part of the classroom as children learn best from each other. Peers are wonderful role models for those children who demonstrate delays in areas of development and they also learn acceptance of those who function differently. Preschool Peers pay tuition each month to participate in the classroom. $175/monthly for 4 days a week $140/monthly for 3 days a week.

    Our overall focus in the classroom is to provide an environment which: Introduces pre-academic skills, Assists children to develop responsibility and self-control, Encourages positive social interactions, Provides opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills, Develops problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and decision making skills, Increases language skills, and Creates curiosity and a love of learning!

    For more information please call 623-445-4991.


    Developmental Preschool provides services for 3-5 year old children who may be experiencing difficulties in the area of language, social/emotional, motor/perceptual, and cognitive development.  This program is administered through the Student Support Services Department. For more information please call 623-445-4991 or visit this page.


    *Head Start Preschool is a federally funded program providing services for children ages 3 and 4 years old who are at risk, with eligibility based on income. 

    Head Start programs provide comprehensive early childhood and family development services. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parental involvement and family support. Our program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children and their families. For more information call 623-445-4991 or visit this page.



    CTE Community Education Preschool