About Gilbert Public Schools Preschool Programs

  • At Gilbert Public Schools we offer a range of preschool programs where young children learn social skills in real time, in a supportive environment, surrounded by qualified staff. At GPS we believe that high-quality preschool programs nurture warm relationships among children, teachers, and parents. All GPS preschool programs are aligned to the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards.

    Explore the variety of GPS Preschool Programs which all offer flexibility, choice, affordability, and fun for your child!

    Registration for this school year and the 2024-2025 school year is open where space is available.


Preschool Programs Offered at Carol Rae Ranch

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    Advantage Preschool is a guided play program aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards with a focus on critical thinking skills and social-emotional development.                                                                                             

    Ages: 3 & 4                                                                                                                                                                               

    School Day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday AM - 8:00am - 10:30am or PM 11:15pm - 1:45pm       

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    Building Blocks is a uniquely designed curriculum based on AZ Early Childhood Standards, creating a foundation for young students to build upon, promoting confidence within an elementary school environment.                                                                                             

    Ages: 3 & 4                                                                                                                                                                               

    School Day: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–3:15pm | Extended Day: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm                                               


Screening Information

  • Preschool Screening: Early Intervention & Developmental Delays Information

  • Preschool Immunizations Information

  • Preschool Online Enrollment Steps (Registration, Payment, & Annual Update Information)

Contact Community Education

  • Contact Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Office

    480-892-9089 x0
    Email: communityedbusinessdept@gilbertschools.net
    Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 8:00 am–4:30 pm & Friday 8:00 am–12:00 pm (closed Fridays in June/July)

    Note: Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Department has computer terminals available to use at our office at 6839 East Guadalupe Road in Mesa, Arizona, for preschool enrollment for families without online access.