About Gilbert Public Schools Preschool Programs

  • At Gilbert Public Schools we offer a range of preschool programs where young children learn social skills in real time, in a supportive environment, surrounded by qualified staff. At GPS we believe that high-quality preschool programs nurture warm relationships among children, teachers, and parents. All GPS preschool programs are aligned to the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards.

    Explore the variety of GPS Preschool Programs which all offer flexibility, choice, affordability, and fun for your child!

    Registration for this school year and the 2024-2025 school year is open where space is available.

Find the Right Preschool Program for Your Child

  • Building Blocks Preschool Gilbert Public Schools

    Building Blocks

    Quality learning experiences that leverage their natural curiosity to explore the world around them while activating a sense of empowerment as they develop a strong academic foundation.

    Spanish Immersion Building Blocks

    The Spanish Immersion Building Blocks, at Gilbert Elementary, allows children to build bilingual skills, self-confidence, cultural awareness and a lifetime love of learning.

    Ages: 3 & 4

    School Day: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–3:15pm, or 3 days (M,W,F), or 2 days (Tues,Thurs) | Extended Day: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm or 3 days (M,W,F), or 2 days (Tues,Thurs)                                               

    Locations: 12 locations within elementary schools across the district.

     

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Advantage Preschool (formerly Amanecer) Program Overview

  • Advantage Preschool (formerly Amanecer)

    Focused on critical thinking and social-emotional development in an integrated setting supported by Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teachers.

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Partial Day: 3 or 4 days, 2 1/2 hours per day

    Locations: 24 locations within elementary schools across the district.

     

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  • Kindergarten Prep K-Prep Preschool Program

    Kindergarten Prep 

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

    Gifted Cluster

    Families may choose to apply for Gifted testing to qualify for Gifted Services in an Ashland Ranch Kindergarten Prep session. 

    Traditional Kindergarten Prep

    Traditional curriculum and preschool learning environments are designed to prepare children for K-12 and beyond.

    S.T.E.A.M. Kindergarten Prep 

    Focused 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, 8:15 am–11:15 am or PM 4 Days, 12:15 pm-3:15 pm at Ashland Ranch, Canyon Rim, Highland Park, Meridian, Neely, Superstition Springs and Val Vista Lakes

    Full Day: Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-3:15 pm (2:15 pm on Wednesdays) at Canyon Rim, Quartz Hill, Spectrum, and Superstition Springs Elementary                                          

     

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  • TOYBOX Early Learning Center Preschool Gilbert

    Offered in coordination with our Early Childhood Education CTE (Career Technical Education) Program allowing for unique STEAM learning opportunities in music, art, science, engineering, and more. Low staff-to-student ratios.

    Ages: 3 - 5

    School Day: 3 Day or 5 Day, 7:00am-4:30pm

    Locations: Located conveniently inside five of the GPS comprehensive high schools.

     

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Directory of Preschools Offered by School Location

School Address Building Blocks K-Prep Advantage Preschool TOYBOX
Ashland Ranch Elementary 1945 S. Ashland Ranch, Gilbert, AZ 4's AM/PM AM/PM
Augusta Ranch Elementary 9430 E. Neville Ave, Mesa, AZ AM/PM
Boulder Creek Elementary 8045 E. Portobello, Mesa, AZ 3/4 combo AM/PM
Burk Elementary 545 N. Burk Street, Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Campo Verde High 3870 S. Quartz St., Gilbert, AZ X
Canyon Rim Elementary 3045 S. Canyon Rim, Mesa, AZ AM/PM Full Day AM/PM
Carol Rae Elementary 3777 E. Houston Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM
Desert Ridge High 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa, AZ X
Finley Farms Elementary 375 South Columbus Drive, Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM
Gilbert Elementary 175 W. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's (Spanish Immersion) AM/PM
Gilbert High 1101 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Greenfield Elementary 2550 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Harris Elementary 1820 S. Harris Dr., Mesa, AZ 3/4 combo AM/PM
Highland High 4301 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Highland Park Elementary 230 N. Cole Dr., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM AM/PM
Islands Elementary 245 McQueen Road, Gilbert, AZ 4's
Meridian Elementary 3900 S. Mountain Rd., Mesa, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM AM/PM
Mesquite Elementary 1000 E. Mesquite Rd., Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM
Mesquite High 500 S. McQueen Rd., Gilbert, AZ X
Neely Traditional Academy 500 E. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Oak Tree Elementary 505 W. Houston Ave., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Patterson Elementary 1211 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Pioneer Elementary 1535 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Playa del Rey Elementary 550 N. Horne St., Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM
Quartz Hill Elementary 3680 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert, AZ Full Day AM
Settler's Point Elementary 423 E. Settlers Point Dr., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Sonoma Ranch Elementary 601 N. Key Biscayne Drive, Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM
Spectrum Elementary 2846 S. Spectrum Way, Gilbert, AZ 3's & 4's Full Day AM/PM
Superstition Springs Elementary 7125 E. Monterey Avenue, Mesa, AZ 3's & 4's AM/PM Full Day AM/PM
Towne Meadows Elementary 1101 N. Recker Rd., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM
Val Vista Lakes Elementary 1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr., Gilbert, AZ AM/PM AM/PM

Contact Community Education

  • Contact Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Office

    480-892-9089 x0
    Email: communityedbusinessdept@gilbertschools.net
    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. 

     

      Screening Information

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      • Preschool Immunizations Information

      • Preschool Online Enrollment Steps (Registration, Payment, & Annual Update Information)

      Last Modified on April 1, 2024