TOYBOX Early Learning Center is a program established as a laboratory setting on high school campuses incorporating a full teaching curriculum. All lessons are objective driven, guided play, and designed using the Arizona Early Learning Standard.
We offer a full curriculum, teaching all subjects each day including language and literacy, STEM (science, tools, engineering and math), social studies, art, music, and PE. Our goal is to prepare children for success in kindergarten as well as their entire educational careers. We work hard to build a positive foundation for school success and a love for learning. The TOYBOX Early Learning Center provides the opportunity for children to develop social relationships with peers, gain a positive self-concept and foster an attitude of enthusiasm about school at an early age.
Children learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, and interact in group situations. Having the support of high school students helps to maintain a low child to adult ratio, resulting in more one-on-one attention and learning. Being on a high school campus allows TOYBOX unique opportunities to participate in many activities, such as trying out the instruments in orchestra, creating pottery with clay, participating in simple science experiments, making a creative snack with culinary, or visiting the animals in the agricultural lab.
Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year Opens November 1, 2022
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The TOYBOX program is creatively planned with the child's mind, skills, and interests as the first consideration. We believe it is most important to encourage each child according to his/her developmental level.
- Directed by a highly qualified teacher with a background in early childhood education
- Two paraprofessional specialists trained in early childhood education
- Multiple high school student teachers working toward early childhood related careers
- Average ratio is 5:1
- TOYBOX uses the Wilson’s Fundations Language and Literacy Program
- Children must be 3 by their first day of attendance and be independently potty trained
Program Hours of Operation 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM daily
2022-2023 School Year
Registration fee: $35.00 per child.
- 3 days per week $448.00 per month
- 5 days per week - $576.00 per month
Both the registration fee and the first month's tuition are due at the time of registration and are both non-refundable.
2023-2024 School Year
Registration fee: $50.00 per child
- 3 days per week $515.00 per month
- 5 days per week - $665.00 per month
For registrations prior to or on June 30, 2023, a $100 security deposit and $50 registration fee will be collected at the time of registration with the remaining tuition balance due by July 24, 2023. Both security deposit and registration fee are non-refundable.
For registration on or after July 1, 2023, the registration fee and 1st-month tuition are due at the time of registration and are both non-refundable.
District employees are eligible for an employee discount. Please contact Community Education at 480-892-9089 for further details.
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.
TOYBOX Preschool by School Location
Preschool Screening: Early Intervention & Developmental Delays Information
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Preschool Online Enrollment Steps (Registration, Payment, & Annual Update Information)