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 Program

Age Guidelines: Birth to 2 years old

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, Arrowhead (SY 19-20)

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, Arrowhead (SY 19-20)

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 that utilizes Core Knowledge® curriculum.

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

Monthly Fees: $605.00

Location(s): Pinnacle Peak Preparatory

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 that utilizes Core Knowledge® curriculum. 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; Wildfire

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 (SY 19-20)

Gifted Preschool

Age Guidelines: 4 years old

Program Descriptions: For specific information about Gifted Preschool and testing fees, please visit the Gifted Education Department at 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 Cove; Desert Trails; Fireside; North Ranch

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).
  3. All students must meet the age requirements of the program for which they enroll before September 1st of the current academic year (except Gifted Preschool students).
  4. All programs meet Monday through Friday and follow the district academic calendar.

Registration Information

Registration for school year 2019-20 is accepted in person at the PVSchools Community Education office. You may register online or in person at the Community Education office, or via phone for the following tuition based programs:

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

Gifted Preschool enrollees with a letter of acceptance may register in person at the Community Education office or by phone at (602) 449-2200 (program information at pvschools.net/gifted).

A non-refundable registration fee of $90 is required at the time of initial registration. A non-refundable re-registration fee of $25 is required at the time of any re-registration.

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