Updates

  • Registration

    • Registration 24/25: 
      • Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. Please review the Registration Process below. Placements are first come, first served, based on availability. ONLY students residing within PUSD boundaries will be considered for placement through September 2, 2024. 

      • Variances for out of district students will be considered starting September 2, 2024, based on availability. PUSD employees living out-of-district can apply for a variance at any time.

      • This is a fee-based program.  Families may qualify for assistance through DES Childcare Assistance by contacting DES at 602-771-0014 or through Quality First. The Quality First Scholarship Application will be available under "Quick Links" in May 2024.   

      • If your child has special education needs or if you have concerns about your child’s development including vision, hearing, communication, motor, socialization, or special health problems, call 623-773-6685 and request a preschool Child Find screening. 

     

    • Registration 23/24:
      • Please call the Preschool Office at 623-773-6675 to check availability.  
      • Open enrollment requests for out-of-district families may be accepted at some sites based on availability. 
      • This is a fee-based program.  Families may qualify for assistance through DES Childcare Assistance (all sites are contracted) or Quality First. The Quality First Scholarship Application is available under "Quick Links".   
      • If your child has special education needs or if you have concerns about your child’s development including vision, hearing, communication, motor, socialization, or special health problems, call 623-773-6685 and request a preschool Child Find screening. 

    Enrolled Families  

    • Schools are closed April 19, 2024 (April Break)
    • You must register if your child is returning for the 2024-2025 school year.   Please look at your email and call the preschool office if you have any questions. 
    • Read the “Preschool Parent Handbook” within 5 days of receiving it.
    • Fees are due the 1st of each month, August through May.
      • Installments are the same regardless of the number of days in the month (exception: late starts will have an adjusted 1st installment; early withdrawals will have an adjusted last installment, based on the daily rate and number of days enrolled).   Fees will not be charged for non-school days.
    • There is a 2-week notice policy for all withdrawals. 
      • You must contact the Preschool Office at 623-773-6678 2 weeks prior to your child's last day of attendance.  The 2-week period begins once you provide notice to this office onlyFees will accrue during the 2-week period. Final balances will be based on the total number of days enrolled in the program (including the 2-week notice) and the daily rate for the program they are enrolled in.     
    • Report all absences to the attendance line at your child's school of enrollment.

     

ECCEL Preschool Registration Process

    • Read the Information Flyers under "Quick Links" prior to starting your online registration
    • Click "Register Here" under Quick Links to complete a registration contract through Eleyo
    • The online registration process takes up to 30 minutes.  Your progress is not saved until you hit submit
    • Registration fees are non-refundable and will be charged when your application is accepted, based on availability
    • If your child is registering for preschool for the first time, complete and submit* the "Required Forms Packet" 
    • Submit* birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency 
    • The Quality First Scholarship application will be available under Quick Links in May 2024 (for families who wish to apply based on qualification requirements).

    *Submit forms and documents - email: preschool@pusd11.net; fax: 623-773-6680; in-person: Preschool Office at Sky View Elementary School 8624 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85381 Room C2.

     

2023-24 Preschool Locations & Times

Preschool Payment Information

  • Credit card payment online - can be made at any time through your Eleyo account here.

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

    • Preschool Office at Sky View Elementary School:  8624 W. Sweetwater Ave., Peoria, AZ 85381. 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • KidZone Office at Desert Valley Elementary School: 12901 N. 63rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by
    • District Administration Center: 6330 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Preschool Office at 623-773-6675.

     

     

Quality First

  • Quality First is a signature program of First Things First that partners with childcare and preschool providers to improve the quality of early learning across Arizona. Quality First supports providers in making quality improvements that research proves help children thrive. These include education for teachers to expand their skills in working with young children and coaching to help providers create learning environments that nurture the emotional, social and academic development of every child. You can learn more at QualityFirstAZ.com.

    Why does quality matter in early learning?

    · 90% of a child’s brain develops before age 5. The positive, nurturing relationships young kids have with adults – from parents to child care and early learning professionals – shape their learning now and throughout their lives.

    · Quality early learning settings like childcare and preschool help children develop skills – like motivation, self-control, focus, and self-esteem – that are crucial to their success now and once they enter school.

    What does quality early learning look like?

    Quality childcare and preschool settings build on basic health and safety to include:

    •  Teachers and caregivers who know how to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers
    •  Positive, nurturing relationships that give young kids the individual attention they need
    •  Learning environments that encourage creativity and imaginative play
    •  Hands-on activities that stimulate and encourage positive brain connections in children; and,
    •  Caregivers who provide regular feedback to parents on the development of their child. All of these elements combined make a childcare environment that prepares   children for kindergarten.
Preschool

Quick Links

Contact

  • Community Preschool:

    Shannon Lawson
    Early Childhood Specialist
    623-773-6675 | Email

    Brenda McKinney
    Early Childhood Registrar
    623-773-6678 | Email

    Kelli Johnson
    Early Childhood Secretary
    623-773-6683 | Email

    Ashley Worrell 
    Early Childhood Director
    623-773-6676 | Email
       

    Developmental Preschool:

    Claudia Morlock 
    Preschool Assessment Intake Specialist
    623-773-6685 | Email

    Karen Vazquez
    AzEIP Transition Clerk
    623-773-6684 | Email

    Heidi Horacek
    Preschool Special Education Lead
    623-773-6686 | Email  

    Family Resource Centers: 

    Cory Underhill 
    Family Resource Center Coordinator
    623-773-6679 | Email