Welcome to Building Blocks for the 20/21 school year. Although this year looks quite different from years past, we remain dedicated to providing your student with the best school experience possible. We will be opening nine locations to begin our year to provide the safest learning environment possible, with the hopes of resuming all locations as soon as it is safe to do so, while still maintaining the structure of Building Blocks.
We have created a tremendous system with focus on student and staff health, including curbside dropoff/pickup, smaller grouping of students, daily staff health screenings, increased cleaning protocols and a variety of other strategic adjustments aligned to the health needs of our community.
We have selected 9 campuses for GPS Pre-K Childcare to open until school resumes. Those nine campuses are:
- Ashland Ranch
- Canyon Rim
- Carol Rae
- Finley Farms
- Mesquite El
- Playa del Rey
- Sonoma Ranch
- Superstition Springs
Families wanting to register for Building Blocks at Burk, Gilbert El, Highland Park, Islands, Meridian, or Quartz Hill will move to one of the nine campuses until in-person resumes. The staff at each program will be moved to a specific campus. Below is a list of where your teams will be housed until school resumes in full, at which point you will transfer back to your normal program location:
- Burk 4’s to Sonoma
- Gilbert 3’s to Mesquite
- Gilbert 4’s to Mesquite
- Highland 4’s to Canyon
- Islands 4’s to Playa
- Meridian 3’s to Canyon
- Meridian 4’s to Canyon
- Quartz Hill 4’s to Spectrum
Please make sure you select the location you are wanting your child to attend once in-person school resumes so staff will remain the same for your child.
Building Blocks Preschool Program is designed to help prepare young children for Kindergarten by promoting confidence within an elementary school environment.
Gilbert Public Schools is proud to offer Building Blocks Preschool, a full day preschool program that allows your 3, 4, or young 5-year-old firsthand experiences of what it means to be a student. Our uniquely designed curriculum, based on the AZ Early Childhood Standards, helps create a foundation for your young student to build upon as they move towards their school career.
Please review the location listing detailing the availability of each age program at various school locations (not all ages available at all locations).
If you are interested in any of our Gilbert Public Schools preschool programs but have concerns regarding payment of the first month in full at registration, please call 480-892-9089 to discuss options.
Building Blocks Program Hours
School Day: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–3:00pm | Extended Day: Monday–Friday, 6:30am–6:00pm
Learn More About Building Blocks
AZ Early Learning Standards-Based Instruction
Building Blocks 3’s Information
Building Blocks 4’s Information
Building Blocks Curriculum
Monthly Fees & GPS Discounts
Contact Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Office
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.
Building Blocks Programs by School Location
|School||Address||Building Blocks Program|
|Ashland Ranch Elementary||1945 S. Ashland Ranch, Gilbert, AZ||4|
|Burk Elementary||545 N. Burk Street, Gilbert, AZ||4|
|Canyon Rim Elementary||3045 S. Canyon Rim, Mesa, AZ||4|
|Carol Rae Elementary||3777 E. Houston Avenue, Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4|
|Finley Farms Elementary||375 South Columbus Drive, Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4|
|Gilbert Elementary||175 W. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4, Spanish Immersion|
|Highland Park Elementary||230 N. Cole Dr., Gilbert, AZ||4|
|Islands Elementary||245 McQueen Road, Gilbert, AZ||4|
|Meridian Elementary||3900 S. Mountain Rd., Mesa, AZ||3 & 4|
|Mesquite Elementary||1000 E. Mesquite Rd., Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4|
|Playa del Rey Elementary||550 N. Horne St., Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4|
|Quartz Hill Elementary||3680 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert, AZ||4|
|Sonoma Ranch Elementary||601 N. Key Biscayne Drive, Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4|
|Spectrum Elementary||2846 S. Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ||3 & 4|
|Superstition Springs Elementary||7125 E. Monterey Avenue, Mesa, AZ||3 & 4|
Preschool Screening: Early Intervention & Developmental Delays Information
Preschool Immunizations Information
Preschool Online Enrollment Steps (Registration, Payment, & Annual Update Information)