Our preschools are designed to support the needs of preschool children with disabilities. As part of our inclusive approach to learning we offer the opportunity for typically developing preschoolers to participate as well! Our teachers and staff provide quality, developmentally appropriate early learning experiences for all children.

Peer Model

To be considered as a peer model for the preschool program your child must be four years old by September 1 the school year. He/she must be fully potty trained and have appropriate communication and social skills. If you would like your child to be considered for a peer model preschool spot, there are two ways to apply.

We have spots that are based on a monthly tuition. We also have scholarships for children to attend preschool, free of charge, provided through the First Things First scholarship program (financial qualification guidelines apply).

Applications for peer model preschool spots (tuition-paying or scholarship) are available in the special education department at the district office. Please note that peer model preschool spots are very limited and each year we have more applications than available spots for children. If your child does not get a spot for the upcoming school year, we will place his/her name on the wait list, should spots become available throughout the year.   

If your child is currently a peer model, you must re-apply each year that your child is still age-eligible for preschool. Participation in the current school year does not guarantee a spot for the upcoming school year. 

If you have questions about the preschool peer model application process or if you have concerns about your preschooler’s development and are interested in participating in a screening for a suspected disability, please contact Cleo Reyes 623-478-5682 or Elva Rivera 623-478-5613.

Preschool Staff