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.
Need help paying for Tuition? DES full or partial reimbursement is now available at all sites. Apply now for the 2022-2023 school year! For the 2022-2023 school year, Quality First scholarships will be available only at Litchfield Elementary School and Verrado Elementary School.
2022-2023 Preschool Registration
New Students: For information on which locations may still have openings and to schedule a registration appointment, contact our preschool registrar at 623-535-6068 or via email. Online pre-registration is no longer available.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What is the "Peer Mentor Class?" A: Peer Mentor or "PMC" classes are fully licensed, smaller four-day per week programs offering discounted tuition to typical (non-disabled) students. Class size limited to no more than 16 students, and half of the students in the class are typical students or "peer mentors," and the other half have mild developmental disabilities. This proven model encourages both the typical students and the students with special needs to learn how to be friends and to help each other in a nurturing environment with extra support. Each of the two classes has a credentialed teacher-facilitator with one or more assistants, and a Special Education certified supervising teacher directs and assists both classes.
Q: I filled out the online form - am I registered? If you filled out the pre-registration form online but haven't been conacted, please get in touch with our preschool registrar. Your child is not fully registered until you have made an appointment to complete the registration process at our office.
Q: What is the monthly tuition rate? A: Please see the "Fees and Tuition" section below. Tuition is billed monthly and is based on an average number of school days per month; The rates are the same each month regardless of how many school days there are in a month.
Q: What documents will I need in order to complete registration? A: To finalize registration you will need: Parent/guardian's photo ID (such as driver's license), proof of residency (such as a recent gas or electric bill) and immunization records. Also, within 30 days of registering we must receive a copy of the child's birth certificate. Please note that your registration will not be final until you have created an online payment account through Eleyo.
Fees and Tuition
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee due when requesting 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.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY NOW FOR DES TUITION ASSISTANCE which may pay for a portion or all of your child's monthly tuition.
We are happy to announce that tuition rates for 2022-2023 will increase by only $2 per month, and we will no longer be charging online payment processing/transaction fees. For most returning families, this means that you will pay the same amount that you are currently paying!
Half-day classes will run Monday-Friday for $331.00 per month, except for half-day Peer mentor Classes, which run Monday-Thursday for $250 per month. All full-day classes will run Monday-Friday for $785.00 per month. All-day tuition includes the Extended Day Program before and after class from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. All-day tuition also includes teacher in-service days, and Extended Day camps during fall and spring breaks (online camp registration is required). Multiple-child discounts are available.
LESD staff should contact our office via email or phone for information on employee discounts.
Fall and Spring Break camps and in-service days are included in the price of full-day Preschool, but online registration is still required. Students not registered for camps through the Eleyo portal will not be admitted, and preschool students registered for a week-long camp but attending fewer than two days will be charged a $25 staffing fee. Preschool students in half-day programs may attend camps at the regular camp tuition rate.
LOG INTO THE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL HERE.
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 or email.
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.
Tuition and programs are subject to change.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Preschool or Developmental Screening Information:
Contact Norma Chisolm 623-535-6068
Payment Info: 623-535-6052/6046