• School Bus Welcome to Developmental Preschool- Ms. Michelle (2023-2024)

    The Deer Valley Unified School District's Early Childhood classrooms provide an environment that respects the unique developmental needs of each child.  Our play-based environment promotes language, intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative development of each child.  We have a three-day program, Monday-Wednesday, and a four-day program, Monday-Thursday.  The program is free for children who qualify for special education in accordance with federal and state regulations. To have your child screened for Special Education, please call: 602-467-6013

    Children who are ineligible for special education may attend preschool on a tuition-based monthly fee.  The three-day program is $140.00 per month and the four-day program is $175.00.  Parents must use the portal to pay tuition.  All children who attend the program must be enrolled with the front office prior to the first day of attendance.  Peer Waitlist

    This form must be completed for Licensing prior to the first day of school:  ADHS Emergency Form

    First Day Info

    Our first day will be Wednesday, 8/2/23. If your child is in the AM class, drop off is at 9:15 and pick up is at 11:45. PM students will arrive at 1:00 and be picked up at 3:15. Students MUST be physically signed in and out each day.

    What to Bring

    (1) Students will need a full sized backpack. We have regular sized take-home folders and large projects that will be going home with them regularly. (2) A reusable water bottle, labeled with their name. (3) A change of clothes (including a shirt, bottoms, underwear, and socks) in a labeled ziploc bag. (4) Diapers and wipes if your child has diapering needs.


    Please ensure that your child comes in close-toed shoes each day. Shorts or leggings must be worn under dresses or skirts. While we do use washable materials (paints, markers, etc.), inevitably we will get a little messy during our day at preschool, so please keep this in mind as you get your child ready for school each day.


    In Developmental Pre-K, snack time is not JUST a snack. We use this time as an opportunity to teach sharing, self-advocacy, communication, following directions, fine motor skills, table manners, embracing new foods, and other life skills. The Early Childhood department does provide a daily snack for students, which is served "family style." We ask that you do NOT bring snacks in from home due to allergy and safety concerns, in addition to efforts to promote these skills. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact me and I'd be happy to work with you on a solution. Snack menus can be viewed under the "Snack Calendar" section of this site.


    If your child will be absent, please call the attendance line at 623-445-4790. If your child is a bus rider, you must also call Transportation at 602-467-5070.

     More information about the Developmental Preschool program can be found in the handbook:  Parent Handbook