Preschool Programs in Queen Creek, AZ | Queen Creek Unified School District
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Preschool Families,

We are excited to open registration for the 2020–2021 school year! We are committed to providing a variety of quality early childhood learning experiences for families in our community. You will see some adjustments in the 2020–2021 course options as well as some adjustments with tuition. After completing a cost comparison analysis with our neighboring districts and centers, our governing board has passed a fee increase that will allow us to provide salary increases for our preschool classified staff, upgrade security measures, align some curriculum options with our QCUSD kindergarten programs, and increase the length of our half-day preschool programs from 2.5 hours to 3 hours.

We thank you for choosing QCUSD Preschool and look forward to working with you to provide meaningful learning opportunities for your preschool-age children!

Warm regards,

Aubrey Ruhser
QCUSD Preschool Coordinator

Preschool Locations

Gateway Polytechnic Academy (GPA)
5149 S. Signal Butte, Mesa, AZ 85212

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

Queen Creek Elementary (QCE)
23636 S. 20th Street, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Kinder-Prep 3 Day
Full-Day 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

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary (KMBE - Opening July 2020)
Preschool at KMBE will participate in uniforms.

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


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
TOYBOX Coordinator
(480) 987-5953

Queen Creek Unified School District
20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
Queen Creek, AZ  85142
Phone:  (480) 987-5935
Fax:  (480) 987-9714