Kindergarten Prep is a 20 student program taught by a certified teacher with a classroom assistant, designed to give your child a jump start on becoming a prepared and eager Gilbert Public Schools student ready for the rigors of Kindergarten!
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, STEM and Unplugged Coding activities.
Kindergarten Prep - New Family Registration
If your family is new to Gilbert Public Schools, and you do not currently have any students enrolled at any of our schools, please begin the enrollment process with New Family Registration.
Kindergarten Prep - Existing Family Registration & Payments
If you have already registered a student in an Amanecer or Kindergarten Prep Preschool within the last 2 years, please submit your registration and payments using your existing account. Once logged in, click the registration tab to register for a class.
Learn More About Kindergarten Prep Preschool
K-Prep teachings are aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards, and is supplemented with Houghton Mifflin, Handwriting Without Tears, and Fundations.
With a 10:1 student/teacher ratio, our certified teachers and instructional assistants can effectively challenge each child to advance their capabilities on a daily basis.
Over the course of the year, your child will experience growth in the following areas:
- 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
- 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
- Arts and crafts
- Music and movement
Fine Motor Development
- Block construction
- Puzzles and toys
- Sand and water play
Gross Motor Development
- Outdoor games
Registration Fee & Tuition
Registration Fee: $50/year
Both the registration fee and the first month's tuition are due at the time of registration and are both non-refundable.
Kindergarten Prep Program by School Location
|School||Location||K-Prep AM Session||K-Prep PM Session|
|Ashland Ranch Elementary||1945 S. Ashland Ranch, Gilbert, AZ||8:30–11:30 am||12:15–3:15 pm|
|Houston Elementary||500 E. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ||8:30–11:30 am||12:15–3:15 pm|
|Spectrum Elementary||2846 S. Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ||8:30–11:30 am||12:15–3:15 pm|
|Superstition Springs Elementary||7125 E. Monterey Ave., Mesa, AZ||8:30–11:30 am||12:15–3:15 pm|
|Val Vista Lakes Elementary||1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr., Gilbert, AZ||8:30–11:30 am||12:15–3:15 pm|