K-Prep Overview

  • Kindergarten Prep Preschool Gilbert Public Schools AZ

    Kindergarten Prep Program

    Engaging curriculum designed specifically for children to learn practical skills to prepare them for K-12 and beyond.

    Ages: 4 & 5

    Partial Day: AM 5 Days, 8:15am–11:15am or PM 4 Days 12:15pm-3:15pm | Full Day: Monday-Friday, 8:15am-3:15pm (2:15pm Wed)

    Locations: 9 locations within elementary schools across the district for easy convenient drop-off and pick-up.

     

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        The Kindergarten Prep curriculum focuses on literacy and academic content in an intentionally developed preschool environment. It is aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards, and is supplemented with: Fundations, Handwriting Without Tears, We Thinkers! Social-Emotional curriculum, STEAM and Unplugged Coding activities.

        Traditional Kindergarten Prep, offered at Canyon Rim Elementary, Spectrum Elementary and Neely Traditional Academy, is designed to give students that will be attending a Traditional Kindergarten a jumpstart on their educational pathway. Students will participate in primary language arts (Spalding), math (Math in Focus), science, music, art, and physical education through hands-on discovery and other age-appropriate activities. Kindergarten Prep teachings are aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards.

        Over the course of the year, your child will experience growth in the following areas:

        Intellectual/Cognitive Development

        • Acquire language and literacy skills
        • Develop listening skills
        • Gain problem solving and logical thinking skills
        • Use new skills in play experiences

        Social and Emotional Development

        • Cultivate a positive attitude
        • Explore an active community with a rich diversity
        • Practice cooperation and respectful ways to resolve conflicts
        • Experience a growing sense of self-esteem

        Physical Development

        • Refine gross and fine motor skills
        • Gain confidence in physical capabilities
        • Use all senses for total learning

        Doing = Learning

        • Active learning promotes concept retention and skills development, so we've built participation into every phase of our pre-K curriculum:
        • Language and Literacy
        • Letter and word games
        • Singing and storytelling
        • Dramatic/pretend play

        Math and Science

        • Counting and measuring
        • Object classification
        • Nature discovery

        Creative Expression

        • Arts and crafts
        • Music and movement
        • Plays

        Fine Motor Development

        • Block construction
        • Puzzles and toys
        • Sand and water play 

        Gross Motor Development

        • Fitness
        • Outdoor games

         

         

      Kindergarten Prep Program by School Location

      School Location K-Prep AM Session K-Prep PM Session K-Prep Full Day
      Ashland Ranch Elementary 1945 S. Ashland Ranch, Gilbert, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15-3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
      Canyon Rim Elementary (Traditional K-Prep) 3045 South Canyon Rim, Mesa, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) or FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) or FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays)
      Highland Park Elementary 230 North Cole Drive, Gilbert, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
      Meridian Elementary 3900 S. Mountain Rd., Mesa, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
      Neely Traditional Academy (Traditional K-Prep) 500 E. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
      Quartz Hill Elementary 3680 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert, AZ FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays) FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays) FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays)
      Spectrum Elementary 2846 South Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ 85295 FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays) FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays) FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays)
      Superstition Springs Elementary 7125 E. Monterey Ave., Mesa, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) or FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) or FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays FULL DAY 8:15 am–3:15 pm (One hour early release on Wednesdays)
      Val Vista Lakes Elementary 1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr., Gilbert, AZ 8:15–11:15 am (Monday–Friday) 12:15–3:15 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

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