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  • GPS is excited to announce that the Kindergarten Prep Program will now have a virtual option!

    It has become increasingly apparent that we need to have options for parents who want their child to be better prepared for Kindergarten, yet remain in their home for this instruction. This interactive Pre-Kindergarten program is taught by a certified teacher, with a trained assistant modeling skills taught. 45 minute academic and developmental activities will be presented through a web based platform centered around Arizona Early Learning Standards, Wilson Fundations literacy program, Learning without Tears, and STEAM. 

    More information:

    • Four years old by August 31, 2020
    • November 2, 2020 through May 25, 2021
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
    • 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Follows Kindergarten Prep schedule
    • 8 student capacity-an additional later session will be added when capacity is met.
    • Must have access to a computer and internet, printer is optional, but helpful
    • $125.00 per month, with a $25.00 registration/supply fee. We will provide a toolkit with the supplies needed for your student to participate along with their teacher. You will receive an email when your toolkit is ready to be picked up, prior to the November 2nd start date.
    • Toolkit Pickup Location: Gilbert Public Schools Community Education, 6839 E Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212

    Registration is open now! Parents will need to select “Learn More” next to “Online Preschool-DJ Santana” at the bottom of the page. If you have already set up an Eleyo account you may login and add this registration.  If you are new to Eleyo with GPS, please create an account for your family.

    Kindergarten Prep classes will begin in-person on Thursday, August 6, 2020.  Parents may choose for their placement & tuition to be held until full in-person instruction begins for all GPS Students.


    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! 

    K-Prep Preschool registration is now available for the 2020–2021 school year! 

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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.

    New for the 2020–2021 school year! Traditional Kindergarten Prep, offered at Canyon Rim and Spectrum Elementary, 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 (Saxon Math K), 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



    Registration Fee & Tuition

    Registration Fee: $50/year

    Tuition overview (see registration website for complete details on each option):

    • AM Classes – 5 days per week, $320 per month (Mon–Fri, 8:30–11:30 am)
    • PM Classes – 4 days per week, $280 per month (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 12:15–3:15 pm)
    • FULL DAY Classes – 5 days per week, $720 per month (8:00 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & 8:00 am–2:00 Wed) Please note: extended hours available for an additional $120 per month These extended hours will be in the Building Blocks program and are available 6:30 am–6:00 pm (this option may be selected during the registration process).

    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 N/A
Canyon Rim Elementary (Traditional K-Prep) 3045 South Canyon Rim, Mesa, AZ FULL DAY 8 am–3 pm FULL DAY 8 am–3 pm
Highland Park Elementary 230 North Cole Drive, 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 (Traditional K-Prep) 2846 South Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ 8:30–11:30 am N/A
Superstition Springs Elementary 7125 E. Monterey Ave., Mesa, AZ 8:30–11:30 am N/A
Val Vista Lakes Elementary 1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr., Gilbert, AZ 8:30–11:30 am 12:15–3:15 pm
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