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.

K-Prep Overview

  • Kindergarten Prep Preschool Gilbert Public Schools AZ

    All Gilbert Public Schools preschool programs are aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards.

    Conventional Kindergarten Prep

    The Kindergarten Prep curriculum focuses on literacy and academic content in an intentionally developed preschool environment. It is supplemented with: Fundations, LETRs EC, Handwriting Without Tears, We Thinkers! Social-Emotional curriculum, STEAM and Unplugged Coding activities. 

    Gifted Cluster Kindergarten Prep

    Families may choose to apply for Gifted testing to qualify for Gifted Services in an Ashland Ranch Kindergarten Prep session. The Kindergarten Prep curriculum focuses on literacy and academic content in an intentionally developed preschool environment. It is supplemented with: Fundations, LETRs EC, Handwriting Without Tears, We Thinkers! Social-Emotional curriculum, STEAM and Unplugged Coding activities. Strategies are intentionally tailored to meet the diverse needs of the gifted child. Enrichment methods will be implemented throughout the program.

    Traditional Kindergarten Prep

    The Traditional curriculum utilizes a primary language arts program based on the Spalding Method using 'The Writing Road to Reading' (2012). It is a phonics-based program with an emphasis on oral phonogram practice. The mathematics program, Math in Focus, is a comprehensive program that develops strong algebraic concepts and problem-solving skills.  Science, music, art, and physical education are introduced daily through hands-on discovery and other intentionally developed activities. Programming is supplemented with: Handwriting Without Tears, LETRs EC, We Thinkers! Social-Emotional Curriculum, STEM, and Unplugged Coding activities.  

    S.T.E.A.M. Kindergarten Prep 

    Focused curriculum designed specifically for children to learn practical skills to prepare them for K-12 and beyond. The Kindergarten Prep curriculum focuses on literacy and academic content in an intentionally developed preschool environment. It is supplemented with: Fundations, LETRs EC, Handwriting Without Tears, We Thinkers! Social-Emotional curriculum. There is an emphasis on S.T.E.A.M. and Unplugged Coding activities. 


    Ages: 4 & 5

    Partial Day - at Ashland Ranch, Canyon Rim, Highland Park, Meridian, Neely Traditional, Superstition Springs and Val Vista Lakes

    AM 5 Days, 8:15 am–11:15 am 

    PM 4 Days, 12:15 pm-3:15 pm 

    Full Day - at Canyon Rim, Quartz Hill, Spectrum, and Superstition Springs Elementary     

    Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-3:15 pm (2:15 pm on Wednesdays)                                           

     

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Parent Handbook

Screening Information

  • Preschool Screening: Early Intervention & Developmental Delays Information

  • Preschool Immunizations Information

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

  • Contact Gilbert Public Schools Kindergarten Prep Preschool Office

    Phone: 480-497-3461

    Note: Gilbert Public Schools has computer terminals available to use at our office at 6839 E. Guadalupe Road, Mesa, Arizona (Southeast corner of Power & Guadalupe) for preschool enrollment for families without online access.