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Preschool - Advantage Preschool

Advantage Preschool Dates 

2024-2025 School Year - Registration Opens November 1, 2023

2023-2024 School Year  - Registration is Open

2023-2024 School YearLast Day of Class:  May 21, 2024

Advantage Preschool follows the GPS school calendar for holidays and breaks. There is no Advantage Preschool on any district half days.
Complete information and the Preschool Parent Handbook can be found on the district website:

Age Range
*3-5 (*3 by August 31st) -- Children may not attend until their 3rd birthday.

Class Times
  • AM 8:00-10:30
  • PM 11:15-1:45
The AM session typically has more younger students and the PM session has more of the older students.

Class Size
  • Typically limited to 15 students
  • Taught by an HQT Certified Teacher and a paraprofessional assistant

About the Program
GPS Advantage Preschool is a play-based program, aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Early Learning Standards, with a focus on critical thinking skills and social/emotional development. Thematic units are explored by students using a variety of learning styles and modalities, which in turn, ignites curiosity and encourages sustained attention! Program is supplemented using Creative Curriculum intentional learning materials, We Thinkers! social emotional curriculum, and Learning Without Tears. Typically developing peers and those with developmental delays work together and grow in one inclusive environment.
Integrated SPICE
Integrated SPICE is a blended program with all students learning and growing in one inclusive environment. Every child can feel valued for their unique contributions and have a sense of belonging. This program will have a maximum of 12 children and will consist of 50% of the students receiving special education support for their individual needs associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and 50% typically developing peer role models. This model is designed to promote social interactions and to develop communication skills using peer modeling and intentional, systematic, and individualized intervention.
*Special Education enrollment for this program is district initiated and will be based on district boundaries and capacities
Standards based instruction with supplemental curriculum:
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Creative Curriculum
Max of 12 student, 6 tuition, per session, registration fee waived for Integrated SPICE class

This program is located at Canyon Rim Elementary and Finley Farms Elementary. For the Integrated SPICE program, the tuition is $100.00 per month for four days per week. 

Monthly Tuition and Fees: 2023-2024 School Year
  • $50 Registration Fee
  • 3-day (M, T, Th) is $240 per month
  • 4-day (M, T, Th, F) is $285 per month
  • All days are 2 ½ hour class times
  • 25% Discounted rates for GPS Employees
  • Program locations, days, & times are subject to change.

2023-2024 School Year - Registration fee and a security deposit of $100 from November 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 will be charged during registration. The $100 deposit will be applied to the August Tuition. As of July 1, 2023, the security deposit will not be charged, however, the 1st months tuition will be required during registration. Registration fee and security deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.

Preschool Parent Handbook 2023-2024 School Year

  • Toilet Trained
  • Fluent English (typically developing role-model)

Locations (Open Boundaries)
  • Ashland Ranch
  • Augusta Ranch
  • Boulder Creek++
  • Burk++
  • Canyon Rim
  • Carol Rae
  • Finley Farms (Integrated SPICE)
  • Gilbert Elem++
  • Greenfield Elem
  • Harris++
  • Highland Park
  • Meridian
  • Mesquite Elem
  • Oak Tree++
  • Patterson
  • Pioneer
  • Playa del Rey
  • Quartz Hill
  • Settler's Point
  • Sonoma Ranch
  • Spectrum
  • Superstition Springs
  • Towne Meadows
  • Val Vista Lakes
    • ++Title I Supplement available at this locations, contact the Preschool Office for verification

Child Find Screenings
Gilbert Public School’s Advantage Preschool (formerly Amanecer) provides early intervention/special education services to 3 to 5 year old children with qualifying developmental delays in the following areas: motor, social, speech/language, cognitive or adaptive behavior development. Eligibility is determined through formal assessment procedures. If you live within the Gilbert Public School district boundaries, and have concerns regarding your child’s development, please go to and follow the Preschool Screening instructions to begin the testing process.

GPS Preschool Office
480-497-3461 x7
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School Year 23-24