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Preschool - TOYBOX

Registration for the 2024 - 2025 school year is open at limited locations.

Several location are full for the 2024-2025 school year.

For further information or to add your child's name to one of our locations wait lists, please contact the Preschool Office at 480-497-3461. 

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 Standards. 

TOYBOX Preschool offers a full curriculum teaching all subjects daily including language and literacy, STEM (science, tools, engineering and math), social studies, art, music, and PE. The goal of TOYBOX Preschool is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten as well as their entire educational careers. TOYBOX strives 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. For additional program details including policies and procedures please refer to the Preschool Parent Handbook

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 staff to student ratio is 1:5
  • TOYBOX uses the Wilson's Fundations Language and Literacy Program
  • Children must be three years old by August 31st and be able to use the restroom independently.  To be considered completely independent in toileting, a child must be able to do ALL of the following:
    • Are able to communicate the need to go to the toilet; including but not limited to, demonstrating control over going if they must wait for someone who is in the bathroom or if away from the bathroom
    • Can independently pull down their underwear and pants and pull them back up when done. This includes clothing with belts, buttons, zippers etc., if worn to school
    • Can independently clean their bottoms after using the toilet
    • Get on and off the toilet by themselves
    • Wash and dry their hands by themselves
    • Disposable training pants (i.e. Pull-ups) are not permitted per AZDHS Licensing
  • TOYBOX will close at 3:30PM at the end of each grading quarter.

TOYBOX Daily Hours of Operation

First Day of School, July 23, 2024 --  Last Day of School, May 22, 2025

Hours: 7:00AM - 4:30PM (TOYBOX will close at 3:30PM the day before Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Breaks)

TOYBOX Closure Dates

Holiday/Closure ‘23-‘24 School Year ‘24-‘25 School Year
Labor Day September 4, 2023 September 2, 2024
Fall Break October 2-13, 2023 Sept. 30-Oct. 11, 2024
Veteran's Day November 10, 2023 November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Holidays November 22-24, 2023 November 27-29, 2024
Winter Break December 20-29, 2023 & January 1-2, 2024 December 23-31, 2024 & January 1-3, 2025
Martin Luther King Day January 15, 2024 January 20, 2025
President's Day February 19, 2024 February 17, 2025
Spring Break March 11-22, 2024 March 10-21, 2025
Spring Holiday March 29, 2024 April 18, 2025

TOYBOX will close at 3:30PM the day before Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Breaks. TOYBOX students are eligible to enroll in the Holidays Camps through Community Education for an additional cost. 

Monthly Tuition & Fees:

$50.00 Non-refundable registration fee and $100.00 non-refundable security deposit due at the time of registration.

  • Full Time - Monday through Friday: $665.00/month
  • Part Time - Three days per week: $515.00/month

GPS Employee Rates - please call the preschool office - employment verification required

2024-2025 School Year**: July/August tuition will be invoiced and then due on July 22nd, 2024 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 $25.00 late fee will be assessed if payment is not submitted by due date.

A non-refundable $50.00 registration fee and non-refundable $100.00 security deposit are both due at the time of registration from November 1st, 2023 - June 30th, 2024. The remaining balance for the first scheduled tuition payment is due by July 22nd, 2024.

Registrations received on July 1, 2024 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 first month tuition paid during registration are non-refundable (No exceptions please). The $100.00 security deposit will be applied to the first scheduled tuition payment. For more detailed information about the TOYBOX Preschool policies and procedures, including program closure dates please refer to the Preschool Parent Handbook. 

**Both the Eleyo and Infinite Campus registrations must be completed by July 16, 2024 in order to ensure the ability to start on the first day of school. Registration must also be finalized on the campus prior to the child’s start date.

TOYBOX Locations and 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

Mesquite High - 500 S. McQueen, Gilbert, AZ

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Contact Info
6839 E Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
(480) 892-8775