Quality First

Quality First Scholarships - Community Education Preschool/Prekindergarten

  • Child care can be expensive, but there are resources to help

    Many families struggle to pay for child care. Quality child care can be costly, as providers may have the expenses of paying for more experienced teachers, keeping group sizes small, and other factors that contribute to quality. You may qualify for help. Below is information about Quality First Scholarships available in select Deer Valley Unified School District Preschool/Prekindergarten programs. Be sure to ask about discounts that may be available to you.

    Quality First Scholarships

    Quality First scholarships help low-income families afford quality early care and education for their young children. Funded by First Things First, a limited number of these scholarships are available for children age 3 through age 5, through Deer Valley Unified School District Community Education preschool/prekindergarten programs that are enrolled in Quality First. Programs distribute available scholarships to eligible families on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are tied to family income level and are available for parents who may be working, looking for work, or improving their work skills through training or education. Other eligibility requirements apply.

    The number of scholarships available through each program is limited, and Quality First Scholarships are not available in all programs that participate in Quality First.

    Deer Valley Unified School District still has funding available for the 2020-2021 school year.  Once you've completed your child's Community Education Preschool & Prekindergarten registration, you may also review and complete the scholarship application.  To obtain an application, please go to www.azftfscholarships.org/parents-families.

    Call our Community Education office at (623) 376-3979 to schedule an in-person appointment to submit your completed Quality First scholarship application.