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Kyrene Integrated Preschool

The Kyrene Integrated Preschool Program offers an exciting first learning experience for both children who are typically developing, as well as children who are experiencing delays in their development. Kyrene's developmentally appropriate, peer-based curriculum is aligned with the Arizona Early Learning Standards, and emphasizes early literacy, math and communication. The Integrated preschool classroom provides opportunities for each student to improve motor and self-help skills, learn leadership skills, practice compassion and acceptance of diversity, and encourage creativity and a love of learning.

Each class is taught by a certified early childhood teacher with two teaching assistants and a Speech/Language Pathologist providing services and support. Classes are kept small, generally between 14-16 children, and are comprised of typically developing children and children with disabilities. This low teacher to student ratio, along with a 3-hour, 4-days per week schedule, provides the perfect setting for your child to prepare for the school experience.

By housing our classes at elementary schools throughout the District and following the District school calendar, our students are introduced to grade school culture and routines to further prepare them for success in kindergarten. You can learn more about Integrated Preschool by watching the video below.
 

 

Children Displaying Typical Development

Students displaying typical development benefit from participation in the only Kyrene Preschool program led by certified teachers, specializing in early childhood education, and the smallest preschool classroom ratios in the district. Students also have an opportunity to develop empathy and leadership skills, as they often serve as role models for students with special needs.

To participate in our program, children displaying typical development, or children who do not have an identified developmental delay, must have age-appropriate language skills and be toilet trained.

Here are the Integrated Preschool Schedules and Tuition Rates for the 2024-2025 School Year:

 Program Options at

 Brisas, Cielo, Colina, Esperanza, Mirada, Sierra

 Rate

 (for children displaying typical development only)

 AM  (7:25-10:25 AM)  M, T, TH, F

 $85.53/week

 PM  (11:15-2:15 PM)  M, T, TH, F

 $85.53/week

 

 Program Options at

 Estrella, Lomas, Manitas, Milenio, Ninos

 Rate

 (for children displaying typical development only)

 AM  (9:05-12:05 PM)  M, T, TH, F

 $85.53/week

 PM  (12:55-3:55 PM)  M, T, TH, F

 $85.53/week


Integrated Preschool registration and enrollment is a two-step process.

Click here to register for a family contract in Kyrene's billing system and create an emergency card for your child.

Once your contract is approved, the Integrated Preschool secretary will contact you with instructions for enrolling at your Preschool site.
 

Scholarship Opportunity for Typically Developing Students

Kyrene School District is proud to partner with First Things First to offer Quality First Scholarships to eligible families. Families are eligible based on household size and income, and if they are enrolling a typically developing student in the part-time Integrated Preschool program at Kyrene de las Brisas or Kyrene del Milenio.

Families who are awarded the scholarship are not required to pay to attend the 12-hour preschool class. The scholarship does not apply to families who have DES funds assigned. Kyrene School District does not accept DES funds. Other eligibility requirements apply. Please contact Susan Hummell, Preschool Secretary, at shummell@kyrene.org or 480-541-1156 for more information.

 

Children with Disabilities

If you have concerns about your child's development or if your child is currently receiving services, please complete a Parent Concerns Questionnaire. Once we have received and reviewed the completed questionnaire, you will be contacted about scheduling a screening appointment. The purpose of the screening is to obtain a snapshot of your child's current skill development and to determine if a full evaluation is needed,

If during the screening a potential/significant delay is found, you will be contacted to set up a comprehensive developmental evaluation appointment. After the evaluation is completed, a team (which includes the parents) will meet to determine whether your child is eligible to receive special education services. If your child is found eligible under the Arizona Department of Education guidelines, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed and the appropriate environment for putting the program into place will be determined.

If your child has a current IEP or has an outside evaluation, please forward a copy of all information to the integrated preschool secretary.

Please note: If you live outside of the Kyrene School District boundaries and your child is in need of special education services, you must apply for open enrollment.

Program locations and times are: 

Brisas, Cielo, Colina, Esperanza, Mirada, Sierra

   AM  (7:25-10:25 AM)  M, T, TH, F

   PM  (11:15-2:15 PM)  M, T, TH, F

 

 Estrella, Lomas, Manitas, Milenio, Ninos

   AM  (9:05-12:05 PM)  M, T, TH, F

  PM  (12:55-3:55 PM)  M, T, TH, F


Preschool Parent Handbook

  

Below are links to several websites containing valuable information for parents of preschoolers and birth to 3 years old: 

Arizona DES Arizona Early Intervention Program AzEIP
Arizona Department of Education: Early Childhood Education homepage
Raising Special Kids
Thrive to Five

 
 
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  For Integrated Preschool inquiries, contact the Integrated Preschool Secretary at 
480-541-1156 or email
 
 
 
 
     Teacher working with preschoolers