Kindergarten Prep Preschool at Gilbert Public Schools
  • 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 - 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.


    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.


    Existing Family Login

Kindergarten Prep Parent Handbook

Learn More About Kindergarten Prep Preschool

  • 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.

    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

    Registration Fee & Tuition

    Registration Fee: $50/year

    Tuition: $300/month

    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
  • Contact Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Office

    480-892-9089 ext. 100
    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. 


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Last Modified on December 10, 2019