KidZone FAQs

  • Who can participate?

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    Any student entering kindergarten through 8th-grade that is enrolled in a Peoria Unified school that hosts the KidZone program or buses to a KidZone program. 

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  • How do I register?

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    Online Registration is done at www.peoriaunified.org/registeronline. KidZone specific information can be found on the KidZone website www.peoriaunified.org/kidzone .

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  • What are the hours and locations?

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    Our program runs M-F, 6 a.m. to the start of school for the AM program, and from school dismissal to 6 p.m. for the PM program, except on noted holidays/closures. Late fees are applied for late pick-ups.

    Schools that host KidZone - Canyon, Copperwood, Desert Valley, Foothills, Heritage, Marshall Ranch, and Sahuaro Ranch. We also accept students from Pioneer who would bus to and from Foothills KidZone, and Kachina which would bus to and from the Canyon KidZone program.

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  • What about Early Release Wednesdays?

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    If your student needs PM care- only on this day, there is a specific/slightly higher rate as it is a longer afternoon. $20.00 for this one day.

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  • Is food provided or do I need to bring?

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    Breakfast for the AM program and one snack for the PM program are offered and included at no additional cost to all students.

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  • What is the cost?

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    This is dependent on the schedule that is chosen at time of registration and how many days per month the child will be in attendance. Please see our KidZone Fee chart on our website.  

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  • When are payments due?

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    Payments are due in monthly increments on the last day of every month for the upcoming month’s scheduled days. Ex: July 31st for the month of August’s scheduled attendance. If a payment is late this could result in your child’s spot not being held. 

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  • Where do I make my monthly payment?

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    In person, during office hours at the Desert Valley KidZone office or at the Peoria Unified District office with debit/credit card, cash, check or money order, or through your online Eleyo account (same as the registration website). 

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  • Can my student bring items from home?

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    No, it is not recommended that a child bring in any belongings as there will be plenty of things provided in each classroom for the child to do and play with. We do however recommend a water bottle.

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  • Is transportation provided for any children?

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    All students that have registered with a home school of Pioneer or Kachina Elementary will be provided with free transportation to and from Foothills or Canyon KidZone.

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  • Can I make changes to my child’s schedule after I have registered?

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    Yes, changes can be made in your account through the online system by selecting your child’s current contract then selecting the option “Change Schedule”. Changes for the upcoming month however do have to be submitted one week prior to the beginning of the next month.

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  • If my child misses a day due to illness or change in schedule, can I receive a refund for that day?

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    No refunds are provided for days missed unless a two-week advanced notice is given. We make staffing arrangements and provide materials based on expected enrollment; therefore, refunds are not provided.

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  • Can I have someone under the age of 18 years old pick my child up?

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    No. It is our policy that someone at least 18 years old signs the children out. In addition, they must be listed on the Emergency Blue Card.

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  • My child takes a daily medicine, is this allowed at KidZone?

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    Yes, with a fully completed medicine consent form signed and provided to the site with medicine in an original labeled bottle.

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  • Are there any scholarships or assistance to families for help with the cost?

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    We do accept families on DES Assistance. A parent or guardian will need to notify their case worker to approve the site, then our office will contact the family with the out-of-pocket cost. 

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