Register Now for Winter Break EdCamp

  • Reigstration is now open for Winter Break EdCamp. Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 21 - January 4 (closed December 24-25 and January 1), students attending camp at Desert Valley or Foothills will experience hands-on learning and exploration through group games, crafts, challenges and enrichment with ice and snow experiments, winter animals and more. Sign up today. Space is limited and registration ends December 13. Full details here.

  • The Peoria Unified School District is proud to offer the KidZone program, our innovative before and after school care program. Through this program, K-8 students are able to learn and interact in a safe, caring environment. The KidZone Mission is to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment where children can participate in engaging activities and build positive relationships.


    KidZone is currently available in the following Peoria Unified elementary schools in the city of Glendale: Copperwood, Desert Palms, Desert Valley, Foothills, Heritage, Kachina, Marshall Ranch and Sahuaro Ranch. 


    Transportation is available for Kachina Elementary School students to attend KidZone at Canyon Elementary School. Transportation is also available for Pioneer Elementary School students to attend KidZone at Foothills Elementary School. 






     Cash and check payments will only be accepted at the following three Peoria Unified locations:


    ·         The Preschool Office at Sky View Elementary School:  8624 W. Sweetwater Ave., Peoria, AZ 85381. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    ·         The KidZone Office at Desert Valley Elementary School: 12901 N. 63rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    ·         The District Administration Center: 6330 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


    In addition to the three locations listed above, you can make a credit card payment online at any time through ParentVUE.  


    For questions about the online payment process, click here


    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the KidZone Office at 623-773-6688.


    We appreciate your cooperation while we streamline our payment processes.

Important Information

  • If you need to make any changes to your current contract, you must complete a "Change to KidZone Contract" form. Click here to access the form. Please complete a new calendar and attach it to the change form.


    Changes to contracts can be submitted in person or scanned and emailed to Connie Flusche or Michelle McArdle 


    Please note that all contract changes must be made at least two weeks in advance. Thank you! 


  • EdCamp is a full day program that is offered when school is not in session, such as Professional Development Days or holidays. Click here to see a schedule from a typical EdCamp day.


Kids with teacher at KidZone

KidZone Office Hours

  • The KidZone Office at Desert Valley Elementary is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 



  • Jennifer Pettit
    KidZone Clerk

    Connie Rae Flusche
    KidZone Program Facilitator

    Michelle McArdle
    KidZone Program Facilitator


    Ashley Worrell
    KidZone Program Coordinator


Classroom Site Numbers

  • Canyon Elementary 



    Copperwood Elementary 


    Desert Palms Elementary 


    Desert Valley Elementary 


    Foothills Elementary 


    Heritage Elementary 


    Marshall Ranch Elementary 


    Sahuaro Ranch Elementary