For information on Developmental Preschool programs for children with special behavioral, emotional, physical or cognitive needs, please contact the LESD Special Education Department. The information below applies to Community Ed Preschool only. For all other preschool-related questions, please contact Preschool Registrar Norma Chisolm at 623-535-6068.
AZDES Assistance and Quality First Scholarships: At this time we do not accept DES reimbursement, and although we are Quality First program participants at two schools, we do not currently participate in the QF scholarship program.
Registration for 2020-2021 School Year: (Updated 1/27/2020)
Please note: There are THREE registration processes enrolling parents must complete:
1. (New students only) Register for the Preschool Lottery
2. (New and Returning Students) District enrollment through the Preschool Registrar,
3. (All Students) Payment enrollment via DayCareWorks through the Community Education Department. Students will not be allowed to start preschool without a current DayCareWorks account.
REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING PRESCHOOL STUDENTS, THEIR SIBLINGS, AND CHILDREN OF STAFF MEMBERS OPENS ON FEBRUARY 11th, 2020 AND CLOSES ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th AT 4:00 PM.
LOTTERY REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENTS OPENS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th AND CLOSES ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th AT 4:00 PM. Contact our Preschool Registrar, Norma Chisolm at 623-535-6068
New students: Available spots in preschool are assigned to students who reside in the LESD boundaries, according to a lottery system. To participate in the preschool lottery parents/guardians must register between 7:30 AM on Monday, February 24th and 3:30 PM on Friday February 28th. Please register at the Student Services building at 250 E. Sagebrush Street in Litchfield Park, near the District Office. REGISTRATION IS NOT FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED; all who register within the five-day registration window have an equal chance of receiving one of the open spots. Students whose names are not drawn during the lottery may be placed on a waitlist for possible openings after the regular enrollment period ends.
For registration you will need to bring: Parent/guardian's photo ID (such as driver's license), proof of residency (recent gas or electric bill) and immunization records. Also, within 30 days of registering we must have a copy of the child's birth certificate on file. You do not need to bring these items when entering the lottery or requesting placement on a waitlist - only when registering.
Explanation of fees and tuition
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee due when requesting to participate in the lottery or to have your child's name added to a current waitlist. A $50.00 annual registration fee is required per family when enrolling or re-enrolling. Registration fees are waived for LESD Employees.
CURRENT tuition for half-day classes run Monday-Thursday for $250.00 per month. All-day classes run Monday-Friday for $745.00 per month. All-day tuition includes the Extended Day Program from 6:00 AM-6:00 PM. All-day tuition also includes teacher in-service days, and Extended Day camps during fall and spring breaks. You can view our program rates here. A discount is offered to LESD Employees. NOTE: PRESCHOOL RATES FOR 2020-2021 HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED AND MAY INCREASE. Rates for 2020-2021 are expected to be finalized by the end of Spring Break (2nd week of March), if not sooner.
LESD staff should contact our office for information on employee discounts.
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Please note: If you are not using the online payment portal our office only accepts EXACT CASH, CHECK or MONEY ORDER for payment.
For payment questions or to set up online payments please call 623-535-6046/6052.
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
Please note: Tuition and programs are subject to change.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM.
Preschool or Developmental Screening Information:
Contact Norma Chisolm 623-535-6068
Payment Info: 623-535-6052/6046