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Preschool Programs at Tucson Unified

A wide range of preschool options are available for children residing within Tucson Unified boundaries. Some are free, and some are offered for a reasonable tuition. All of our preschools follow standards from the Arizona Department of Education to ensure high-quality learning experiences for children.

To begin with one of the programs below, please complete an interest form.

PEEPs Preschools

PEEPs Interest Form
  • New for 2021
  • Ages: 3, 4 and 5
  • Free for qualifying kids
  • IEPs welcome

More Details at:
TUSD/PEEP Scholarship

Supported by:
Pima Early Education Program Scholarships (PEEPs)

Inclusive Preschools

Inclusive Application
  • Ages: 3 and 4
    must be three by August 31
  • Free
  • 2½ hour daily
  • Morning OR afternoon session
  • Classes held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

More Details below

Community Preschools

Community Interest Form
  • Ages: 3, 4 and 5
  • Tuition-based
  • Five days a week

More Details below

Early Learning Centers

ELC Enrollment Form
  • Ages: 6-weeks to 2 years
  • High-quality & affordable
  • Childcare & early learning programs
  • Approaches for multiple learning styles
  • Safe & healthy environment

More Details at:
Infant & Early Learning Centers

Questions about my child's learning
Does something NOT feel right?

Preguntas sobre el aprendizaje de mi hijo
¿Hay algo que NO se siente bien?

Child Development Questionnaire

Preschool student holding backpack

New Schools Added in 2021

We are opening seven new programs and expanding the services of one existing program for the fall. These programs will serve children 3, 4 and 5 years old. Each site will have a certified preschool teacher and two assistants to teach up to 18 students.

New, free preschool programs for qualified families listed by school.
School Address Phone Program Cost
Borton Magnet Elementary 700 E 22nd St., Tucson 85713 520-225-1000 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Cavett Elementary 2120 E Naco Vista, Tucson 85713 520-225-1300 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Ford Elementary 8001 E Stella Rd, Tucson 85730 520-731-4300 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Robins Elementary 3939 N. Magnetite Ln, Tucson 85745 520-908-4300 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Kellond Elementary 6606 E. Lehigh Dr. Tucson 85710 520-584-5100 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Schumaker IELC 501 N. Maguire Ave. Tucson 85710 520-731-5200 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Vesey Elementary 5005 S Butts Rd, Tucson 85757 520-908-4602 PEEPs Free to families who qualify
Warren Elementary 3505 W. Milton Rd., Tucson 85746 520-908-4700 PEEPs Free to families who qualify

More Details at: TUSD/PEEP Scholarship

Photo of Preschool Student

More Information for Enrollment in Title I Preschool Programs

Timeline and Steps for Enrollment in Title I Preschool Programs

  1. Complete and submit Preschool Interest Form and Questionnaire together. You can find these forms on the Preschool Interest Form page.
    • Packets are considered "Incomplete" and will not be considered for placement if the Preschool Interest Form and Questionnaire are not filled out completely and submitted together.
  2. A preschool department staff member will contact the parent/guardian listed on the interest form when a placement is available for a qualifying child at one of the families' requested sites and/or their neighborhood school.
    • The preschool department will make three (3) attempts to contact parent/guardian for available placement. After the third (3rd) attempt, the child will go back on the waitlist and another child will be selected for the available placement.
    • Please respond by phone or email within no more than three (3) days after being contacted by the preschool department regarding placement for your child.
  3. When a preschool department staff member contacts a family with an open placement available for their child, the parent/guardian will be given the name of the school, teacher and session available for the child. At this time families can accept or decline the available placement.
    • If parent/guardian would prefer a site different from the available placement offered, it is likely the child will need to go on the waitlist for that site.
  4. If the offered placement is accepted, parent/guardian will be given information on documents to bring to use to register in the front office of the accepted placement site.
    • Please do not go to register your child until you have received a placement offer by a TUSD Preschool Department staff member.
  5. After you have enrolled your child in the offered preschool program, your child's teacher will contact you to schedule your orientation and small group sessions prior to the child attending their assigned a.m. or p..m. session.
  6. Once you have attended orientation and small group sessions, your child may begin attending their regular session.
    • For families with children who begin mid-year, we ask that the families meet with the classroom teacher prior to their child attending their first session on either a Wednesday or between sessions. This introductory meeting allows the teacher and family to complete the orientation and small group materials. Also, it allows the teacher time to prepare materials and a cubby for the child to have their first day.

Preschool Programs at Tucson Unified

School Address Phone Program Cost
Banks Elementary 3200 S. Lead Flower, 85735 908‑5700 Inclusive and Community Free and Tuition-Based (Accepts DES)
Blenman Elementary 1695 N. Country Club Rd., 85716 232‑6500 Inclusive Free
Bloom Elementary 8310 E. Pima St., 85715 731‑3700 Inclusive Free
Brichta IELC 2110 W. Brichta Dr., 85745 225-1100 Early Learning Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Collier Elementary 3900 N Bear Canyon Rd 85749 584-4800 Community Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Cragin Elementary 2945 N. Tucson Blvd., 85716 232-6700 Inclusive Free
Davidson Elementary 3950 E. Paradise Falls Dr., 85712 232-6800 Inclusive Free
Dunham Elementary 9850 E 29th St, 85748 731-4200 Community Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Erickson Elementary School 6750 E Stella Rd, 85730 584-5000 Inclusive Free
Gale Elementary 678 S. Gollob Rd., 85710 731-4500 Inclusive Free
Grijalva Elementary 1795 W. Drexel Rd., 85746 908-3600 Inclusive Free
Henry Elementary 650 N Igo Way 85710 731-4700 Community Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Holladay Magnet 1110 E. 33rd St., 85713 225-1600 Inclusive Free
Hollinger K-8 150 W. Ajo Way, 85713 225-1700 Inclusive Free
Howell Elementary 401 N. Irving Rd., 85711 232-7200 Inclusive Free
Hudlow Elementary 502 N. Caribe Ave., 85710 731-4800 Inclusive Free
Johnson Primary 6060 S. Joseph Ave., 85757 908-3800 Inclusive Free
Lynn/Urquides 1573 W. Ajo, 85713 908-4000 Inclusive Free
Maldonado Elementary 3535 W. Messala Way, 85746 908-4100 Inclusive Free
Manzo Elementary 855 N. Melrose, 85745 225-1900 Inclusive Free
Marshall Elementary 9066 E. 29th St., 85710 731-4900 Inclusive and Community Free and Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Mary Belle McCorkle K-8 4455 S. Mission Rd., 85746 877-2000 Inclusive Free
Miles ELC 1400 E. Broadway, 85719 225-2200 Inclusive and Community Free and Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Miller Elementary 6951 S. Camino de la Tierra, 85746 908-4200 Inclusive Free
Mission View Elementary 2600 S. 8th, 85713 225-2300 Inclusive Free
Morgan Maxwell K-8 2802 W. Anklam Rd., 85745 225-2000 Inclusive Free
Myers/Ganoung 5000 E. Andrew, 85711 584-6700 Inclusive Free
Ochoa Elementary 101 W. 25th St., 85713 225-2400 Inclusive Free
Oyama Elementary 2700 S. La Cholla Blvd., 85713 225-5700 Inclusive and Community Free and Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Pueblo Gardens K-8 2210 E. 33rd St., 85713 225-2700 Inclusive Free
Robison 2745 E. 18th St., 85716 232-7800 Inclusive Free
Rose K-8 710 W. Michigan Dr., 85714 908-4400 Inclusive Free
Soleng Tom Elementary 10520 E Camino Quince 85748 731-5400 Community Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Schumaker IELC 501 N. Maguire Ave, 85710 731-5200 Early Learning Tuition-based (Accepts DES)
Sewell Elementary 425 N. Sahuara Ave., 85711 584-7200 Inclusive Free
Steele Elementary 700 S. Sarnoff Dr., 85710 731-6800 Inclusive Free
Tolson Elementary 1000 S. Greasewood Rd., 85745 225-3300 Inclusive Free
Tully Magnet 1701 W. El Rio Dr., 85745 225-3400 Inclusive Free
Van Buskirk 725 E. Fair, 85714 225-3700 Inclusive Free
Warren Elementary 3505 W. Milton Rd., 85746 908-4700 Inclusive Free
Wheeler Elementary 1818 Avenida del Sol, 85710 584-5500 Inclusive Free
White Elementary 2315 W. Canada St., 85746 908-5300 Inclusive Free
Whitmore Elementary 5330 E. Glenn, 85712 232-8000 Inclusive Free
Wright Elementary 4311 E. Linden, 85712 232-8100 Inclusive Free

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