Tuition Based Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood Programs

PVSchools has created Preschool Universe, a world of learning opportunities for students from birth through 4 years old. Each program is licensed by Arizona Department of Health Services and uniquely designed to meet the developmental needs of our youngest learners. Innovative programming, nurturing staff, and engaging curriculum are hallmarks of PVSchools Preschool Universe.

Child Development Centers - Birth to 2 years old

Child Development Centers Program

Age Guidelines: Birth to 2 years old before September 1st

Program Descriptions: Infants and toddlers engage in a nurturing and stimulating environment that fosters learning and development.

Times: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monthly Fees: $1035.00

Location(s): Pinnacle HS, James P. Lee Early Childhood Learning Center

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Child Development Centers - 3 years old before September 1st

Child Development Centers Program

Age Guidelines: 3 years old before September 1st

Program Descriptions: Students experience a full or half day program that promotes emotional, physical, and social development in a play-based classroom.

Times: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (full day) 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (half day)

Monthly Fees: $925.00 (full day) $465.00 (half day)

Location(s): Pinnacle HS, James P. Lee Early Childhood Learning Center

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Mini Scholars Preschool - 3 years old before September 1st

Mini Scholars Preschool

Age Guidelines: 3 years old before September 1st

Program Descriptions: Students grow and learn in an atmosphere that nurtures social skills, emotional development, and an early academic program.

Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (full day)

Monthly Fees: $605.00

Location(s): Pinnacle Peak Preparatory

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Little Scholars Pre-Kindergarten - 4 years old before September 1st

Little Scholars Pre-Kindergarten

Age Guidelines: 4 years old before September 1st

Program Descriptions: Students prepare for kindergarten in a developmentally appropriate, play-based program. Signature Spanish Immersion program is available at Sandpiper ES.

Times: Site Specific Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., or 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (full day)

Monthly Fees: $605.00

Location(s): Boulder Creek; Copper Canyon; Desert Springs Preparatory; Desert Trails; Fireside; Grayhawk; Pinnacle Peak Preparatory; Sandpiper; Sky Crossing; Wildfire

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Montessori Preschool - 3 or 4 years old before September 1st

Montessori Preschool

Age Guidelines: 3 and 4 years old (3 years old before September 1st)

Program Descriptions: Students engage in critical thinking, discovery, and creative invention in a unique setting that fosters growth.

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (full day)

Monthly Fees: $705.00

Location(s): Desert Shadows; Mercury Mine; Whispering Wind

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Gifted Preschool - 4 years old before September 1st

Gifted Preschool

Age Guidelines: 4 years old

Program Descriptions: For specific information about Gifted Preschool and testing fees, please visit the Gifted Education Department or call (602) 449-2113.

Times: Site Specific Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (full day)

Monthly Fees: $760.00

Location(s): Desert Trails; Fireside; North Ranch

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Important Information

  1. Enrollment in any program, including Gifted Preschool, does not waive the kindergarten entrance requirement that a student must turn 5 years old before September 1st.
  2. All students must be toilet-trained to attend (except for those in the Infant/Toddler program at Lil' Pioneers & Little Cubs).
  3. All students must meet the age requirements of the program for which they enroll before September 1st of the current academic year.
  4. All programs meet Monday through Friday and follow the district academic calendar.
  5. Little Cubs/Lil' Pioneers does not run through the summer.

Registration Information

You may register online for the following tuition based programs:

  • Mini & Little Scholars
  • Little Scholars Spanish Immersion
  • Infant & Toddler Development Center
  • Montessori Preschool

Gifted Preschool enrollees must submit a letter of acceptance into the Gifted Preschool as a part of their registration into this program.  For questions about our Gifted Preschool, please visit our Gifted website or call 602-449-2213.

An annual non-refundable registration fee of $90 is charged to your credit card at the time of contract approval. If your child is withdrawn from programming and re-enrolled within the same school year, a non-refundable re-enrollment fee of $25 is required.

If you need assistance with fees, contact the Department of Economic Security at (602) 569-4719.