• Updates:

     

    (Posted 10/1/2020) Preschool classes resumed regular schedules on October 1, 2020.   Please refer to the Return to School page for the most recent updates provided by the district.    

    Many sites have openings and scholarship availability. If you wish to enroll, please contact the preschool office at 623-773-6675 to check availability.  Additional program and registration information is provided on this page.   

      

ECCEL Preschool Programs

  • Registration is online and additional forms are required to complete the registration process. Please use the Quick Links to the right "Register Online Here" and "Required Forms Packet" to complete a registration request. Completed forms, birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency and scholarship applications with supporting documentation can be emailed or faxed to 623-773-6680.

     

    Variances for out of district students will be considered based on capacity.  

     

    Scholarship opportunities: Applications are available under Quick Links. Scholarships are awarded for one year only. Returning families must reapply. Scholarships are limited and based on eligibility criteria. There is a monthly copayment for scholarship recipients. 

Preschool Payment Information

  • 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.

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

    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 childcare 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:

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

     

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

      

    Brenda McKinney
    Registrar
    623-773-6678 | 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: 

    Jessica Harris
    Family Resource Center Coordinator
    623-773-6679 | Email