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Preschool - TOYBOX

Registration for the 2021-2022 year is now open for Campo Verde, Desert Ridge High, and Highland High. Gilbert High is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist for Gilbert High TOYBOX 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.

About us

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.

TOYBOX highlights:

  • 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 the first day of school and independently potty trained 
  • 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.

Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.

Dates TOYBOX is closed

September 7, 2020, Labor Day

October 5-12, 2020, Fall Break

November 11, 2020, Veteran's Day

November 25-27, Thanksgiving Holiday Break

December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021, Winter Break

January 18, 2021, Martin Luther King Day

February 15, 2021, President's Day

March 8-15, 2021, Spring Break

April 2-5, 2021, Spring Holidays

May 28, 2021, Day after last day of school


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

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School Year 21-22