Preschool & Prekindergarten Program

  • 2024-2025 Preschool Tile

    REGISTER TODAY!!!

    Click here for more details on Preschool and Prekindergarten options

    The DVUSD Community Education Preschool and Prekindergarten programs are accepting registrations

    Our amazing Preschools and Prekindergarten programs engage students in learning and encourage them to explore. "We've got what you want!"

     

    Community Education Preschool & Prekindergarten programs promote the physical, mental, social, emotional, and creative development of each child through a literacy-rich, play-based learning environment using a partnership with staff, parents/guardians, and the community.  

    Young people are our most valuable resource for the future, and we encourage active learning with opportunities for self-esteem, enhancement, discovery, and decision-making through classroom instruction aligned with our Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards. Community Education Preschool and Prekindergarten instructors use Creative Curriculum to empower confident, creative, caring learners.

    Building Blocks

    Registration for the Preschool and Prekindergarten general education program is an online process.  Certain documentation must be on file with Community Education before a registration contract is approved, and we urge you to submit these records in advance.   

    Please submit a copy of your child's immunizations and birth certificate if you are planning to register.

    Your registration contract will only be approved when you submit the required documentation!


    Need more information about preschool or prekindergarten?  Click here to view and download the Community Education 2024-2025 Parent Handbook! 

    Many of the topics listed below and on our Preschool & Prekindergarten FAQ are covered in the handbook.


     

    Account Representatives

    The knowledgeable Account Representatives in Community Education are your first point of contact for any questions concerning your account and/or the program in which your child is enrolled.

    Traci Piccoli

    623-376-3979

    Hours and Locations

    Preschool education is available in the 2024-25 school year at:  Arrowhead Elementary, Bellair, Boulder Creek High School, Greenbrier Elementary, Mountain Ridge High School, Paseo Hills School, Sandra Day O'Connor High School, and Sunset Ridge School.

    Prekindergarten education is available in the 2024-25 school year at:  Arrowhead Elementary, Bellair, Boulder Creek High School, Copper Creek School, Diamond Canyon School, Greenbrier Elementary, Legend Springs Elementary, Mountain Ridge High School, Norterra Canyon School, Paseo Hills School, Sandra Day O'Connor High School, and Sunset Ridge School.

    Gifted Pre-K Academy: Las Brisas Elementary School.  Click here to see if your child qualifies as well as how to register.

    A complete breakdown of classes and school bell schedules for the 2024-25 school year is available here.


    Age and Readiness Requirements

    Early Learning Center (Toilet Training is NOT required)

    2-Year Old Program: The child must reach the age of 2 by the first day of school (July 31, 2024). A child reaching the age of 2 between the first day of school and August 31 may begin attending once they have reached this birthday.

    3-Year Old Program: For students who have reached the age of 3 by August 31, 2024.

     

    Preschool (Toilet Training IS required)

    3-Year Old Program: For children between the ages of 3-5. (Depending on the location, a 3-year old preschool program may consist of children ages 3-4 or 3-5 years old). A child reaching the age of 3 between the first day of school and August 31,2024, may begin attending once they have reached this birthday.

     

    Prekindergarten (Toilet Training IS required)

    4-Year Old Program: For children between the ages of 4-5. A child must reach the age of 4 by August 31, 2024, to attend.

    For more details on all age requirements, visit our Preschool & Prekindergarten FAQ.


    Tuition and Fees

    One full month of tuition plus the registration fee will be CHARGED at the time of contract approval for all registrants and is non-refundable.  

    Tuition and Fees

      • General Education Preschool and Prekindergarten Tuition Rates
        • Registration Fee
          • $50 per child, non-refundable
        • Half Days: $432 per month tuition for HALF DAY. First month is non-refundable.
        • Full Days: $720 per month tuition for FULL DAY. First month is non-refundable.
        • Early Learning Center (Community Education Building)
          • Two-year-olds: $280 per month. First month is non-refundable.
          • Three-year olds: $305 per month tuition. First month is non-refundable.
        • Extended options
          • $168 per month for morning, mid-day, or afternoon sessions.
      • Gifted PreKindergarten Academy at Las Brisas
        • Full Day:  $792/month

    For more details on all tuition and fees, visit our Preschool & Prekindergarten FAQ


    How to Register

    Registration for the 2024-25 school year begins February 8, 2024.

    • Current registrants: If you already have an Eleyo account for Before & After Care, Summer Camp, or Enrichment classes, you just need to add your incoming preschooler(s) to your account.
    • New registrants: Log into the Eleyo website. Create your Family Profile which will include the owner/payer for the registration contract (usually parent or guardian) as well as the attending student(s).
    • Create a preschool contract
    • Forward each student's required documentation in pdf form via email to Community Education. (For additional methods of sending your records, please see our Preschool & Prekindergarten FAQ.) Include in the subject line: "Child LAST name, Preschool Docs"
      • Current immunizations record
      • Copy of birth certificate
      • If applicable, a copy of court-issued custody papers
    • NOTE that creating a profile is not a registration. 
      • Once you have created your profile, please make sure you proceed with submitting a preschool contract for enrollment.
      • You will be asked for some of the same information during the application process as part of the Emergency Information form required by the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS).
      • The registration fee and first month's tuition are due upon contract approval and are non-refundable.

    For detailed instructions on the registration process, visit our Preschool & Prekindergarten FAQ.


    Community Education Status

    All Community Education programs are funded solely through tuition fees and, as such, are subject to minimum enrollment and may be canceled if this is not met.

    Questions?

    For new registrations and general information regarding Community Education Preschool and Prekindergarten, please email Community Education.