Preschool - TOYBOX
Please note that all sections of TOYBOX are currently full for the 2022 - 2023 school year. If you would like your child's name added to a waitlist please contact the Program Supervisor, Nathan Paquet, at 480-373-5569.
TOYBOX Daily Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TOYBOX Early Learning Center is a program established as a laboratory setting on high school campuses incorporating a full teaching curriculum. All lessons are objective driven, play-based, and designed using the Arizona Early Learning Standard.
We offer a full curriculum teaching all subjects each day including language and literacy, STEM (science, tools, engineering and math), social studies, art, music, and PE. Our goal is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten as well as their entire educational careers. We work hard to build a positive foundation for school success and a love for learning. The TOYBOX Early Learning Center provides the opportunity for children to develop social relationships with peers, gain a positive self-concept and foster an attitude of enthusiasm about school at an early age.
Children learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, and interact in group situations. Having the support of the high school students helps to maintain a low child to adult ratio, resulting in more one-on-one attention and learning. Being on a high school campus allows TOYBOX unique opportunities to participate in many activities such as trying out the instruments in orchestra, creating pottery with clay, participating in simple science experiments, making a creative snack with culinary, or visiting the animals in the agriculture lab.
- Directed by a highly qualified teacher with a background in early childhood education
- Two paraprofessional specialists trained in early childhood education
- Multiple high school student teachers working toward early childhood related careers
- Average ratio is 5:1
- TOYBOX uses the Wilson’s Fundations Language and Literacy Program
- Children must be 3 by August 31st and be able to use the restroom independently
- TOYBOX will close at 3:30 p.m. at the end of each grading quarter
Monthly Tuition & Fees
$35 Registration Fee
Full Time - Monday through Friday: $576 per month
Part Time - 3 Days per Week: $448 per month
August tuition will be invoiced and then due on August 4th for the start of school. Going forward, the monthly tuition will be invoiced on the 20th of the month prior and due on the 25th of the month. A $25 late fee will be assessed if payment is not submitted by due date.
GPS School District Employees receive a 25% discount on tuition. Employment verification required.
2022-2023 School Year - Registration fee and a security deposit of $100 through May 31, 2022 will be due at time of registration. The remaining balance for the first scheduled tuition is due by July 25, 2022. Registrations received on June 1, 2022 and after are required to pay the registration fee and the first scheduled tuition payment at the time of registration. The registration fee, security deposit and 1st month tuition paid during registration are NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions. The security deposit will be applied to the first scheduled tuition payment.
Dates TOYBOX is closed
September 5, 2022, Labor Day
October 3-14, 2022, Fall Break
November 11, 2022, Veteran's Day
November 23-25, 2022, Thanksgiving Day & the days before and after
December 21-30, 2022 & January 2-3, 2023 for the Winter Break Holidays
January 16, 2023, Martin Luther King Day
February 20, 2023, President's Day
March 13-24, 2023, Spring Break
April 7, 2023, Spring Holiday
Last Day of School and following day, May 25-26, 2023
Memorial Day, May 29, 2023
TOYBOX will close at 3:30 pm the day before Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Breaks
TOYBOX School Addresses
Campo Verde High - 3870 S. Quartz St., Gilbert, AZ
Desert Ridge High - 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa, AZ
Gilbert High - 1101 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ
Highland High - 4301 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ