Updates

  • Registration 2022/2023

    ONLY students residing within PUSD boundaries will be considered for placement through August 5, 2022. PUSD employees living out-of-district can apply for a variance at any time, including early registration. Variances for out of district students will be considered starting August 8, 2022, and may not be approved until after the 1st day of preschool.

    • This is a fee-based program.  Families may qualify for assistance through DES Childcare Assistance (all sites are contracted) or Quality First (the Scholarshlip Applicatoin 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.

    Updates 7/13/2022:

    • Please contact 623-773-6675 to check availability prior to completing your child’s registration.   Some sites or sections are full and have a waiting list. 
    • Preschool begins August 11, 2022.   Teachers will contact the families of enrolled children to schedule a classroom visit between August 4 - 10.   
    • There is no supply list for preschool.   All supplies will be provided by the program.   A backpack is helpful to carry belongings and teachers will request a change of clothing be available in the classroom at all times. 
    • The Scholarship Application has been updated (7/13/22).   The income level has been increased from 200% poverty level to 300% poverty level.   The application is under Quick Links on this page.    

     

     

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 45 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 
    • Scholarship application is available under Quick Links (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.

     

  • Register for Preschool
  • Preschool Summer Camp Information

2022-23 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

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

    Dr. Debbie Pischke
    Early Childhood Director
    623-773-6676 | Email
       

    Developmental Preschool:

    Crystal Williams
    Preschool Assessment Team Clerk
    623-773-6685 | Email 

    Laura Smith
    Preschool Special Education Lead
    623-773-6686 | Email

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

    Family Resource Centers: 

    Sara Fox
    Family Resource Center Coordinator
    623-773-6679 | Email