Our Preschool Program

On Friday, January 14, the Eleyo Online Enrollment System will begin accepting contract requests for the 2022–2023 school year at 5:00 p.m. Space is limited and early registration is recommended.

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Preschool Families,

We are experiencing a very successful year and enjoy working with our preschoolers and their families. Thank you for your continued support and for partnering with us for your child’s early childhood education needs.

We are excited to share with you that registration for the 2022–2023 school year will open on Friday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. In the coming school year, we will offer preschool at three regional locations.

  • Southern Region: Queen Creek Elementary
  • Central Region: Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary
  • Northern Region: Gateway Polytechnic Academy

Each campus will offer Coyote Pups 3-day, Kinder-Prep 3-day, Kinder-Prep 5-day, and full-day programming. As always, QCUSD Preschool is committed to providing a variety of quality early childhood learning opportunities taught by certified teachers.

We thank you for choosing QCUSD Preschool! We look forward to the opportunity of providing your preschooler with a developmentally appropriate and robust preschool experience.

Warm regards,

Aubrey Ruhser
Director of Preschool

Preschool Enrollment for 2022–2023

Enrollment for the 2022–2023 school year opens on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

On Friday, January 14, the Eleyo Online Enrollment System will begin accepting contract requests for the 2022–2023 school year at 5:00 p.m. Space is limited, and early registration is recommended. All classes, including before and aftercare, are contingent upon enrollment at each site. If minimum enrollment is not reached, we will contact you regarding other available preschool/extended care options. Before and aftercare will be available for students enrolled in our full-day preschool classrooms.

All children enrolled in a tuition-based QCUSD Preschool Program must be toilet trained. Transportation is not available for tuition preschool programs.

Feel free to take advantage of one of our discounts. You may apply a ten percent discount to your account by paying the annual preschool tuition in full for half-day programs. If you have more than one child enrolled in our QCUSD Tuition Preschool Program, your youngest child may be eligible for a ten percent sibling discount. Children with parents or legal guardians employed by QCUSD may be eligible for an employee discount. Please note, discounts may not be combined, with the exception of the employee discount. To activate your discount (pay in full, sibling, or employee discount), you must contact Brenda Snyder in the preschool office at (480) 987-5958.

Preschool Locations for 2022-2023

Gateway Polytechnic Academy (GPA)

5149 S. Signal Butte, Mesa, AZ 85212

Coyote Pups 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day
Full Day Preschool and Kinder-Prep
Full-Day Extended Care

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary (KMBE)

KMBE is a QCUSD School of Choice. School uniforms are required for all students who attend.

19684 S. 225th Pl, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Coyote Pups 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day
Full Day Preschool and Kinder-Prep
Full-Day Extended Care

Queen Creek Elementary (QCE)

23636 S. 20th Street, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Coyote Pups 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day
Full-Day Preschool and Kinder-Prep
Full-Day Extended Care

Preschool Locations for 2021–2022

Gateway Polytechnic Academy (GPA)

5149 S. Signal Butte, Mesa, AZ 85212

Coyote Pups 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day
Full Day Preschool & Kinder-Prep

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary (KMBE)

KMBE is a QCUSD School of Choice. School uniforms are required for all students who attend.

19684 S. 225th Pl, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Coyote Pups 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day
Full Day Preschool and Kinder-Prep

Queen Creek Elementary (QCE)

23636 S. 20th Street, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Coyote Pups 3-Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day

Schnepf Elementary (SE)

26161 S. 231st St, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Coyote Pups 3-Day
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5 Day
Full Day Preschool and Kinder-Prep

Silver Valley Elementary (SVE)

9737 East Toledo Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85212

Coyote Pups
Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Kinder-Prep 5
Full-Day Preschool
Full-Day Kinder-Prep

QCHS CTE TOYBOX Preschool

On Friday, January 14, TOYBOX Preschool will begin accepting contract requests through our Eleyo Online Enrollment System for the 2022–2023 school year starting at 5:00 p.m. The enrollment link is below along with other TOYBOX Preschool information.

The TOYBOX Program is a fully-licensed high school laboratory preschool program. Adult staff members, along with high school students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program, work together to provide an enjoyable learning environment for children who are three to five years old. We are contracted with Quality First, part of First Things First, and we are currently a Quality-Plus 4 Star-rated preschool.

Please contact us for more information.

Diane Ayala
dayala@qcusd.org
TOYBOX Coordinator
(480) 987-5953