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Preschool - Building Blocks 4's



Regular Hours of Operation

School Day - 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Extended Day - 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

About us

Gilbert Public Schools is proud to offer Building Blocks Preschool, a full day preschool program that allows your 3, 4, or young 5-year-old firsthand experiences of what it means to be a student. Our uniquely designed curriculum, based on the AZ Early Childhood Standards, helps create a foundation for your young student to build upon as they move towards their school career.

By constructing curriculum containing a more challenging approach to the same subjects included in our 3’s program, our 4 and young 5-year-olds continue to master letters, numbers, colors, the calendar, writing their names, addresses, phone numbers, and begin preparation for reading readiness. Socialization and opportunities to build friendships are encouraged throughout our before and after-school day schedule. Upon completion of the Building Blocks program, our students have the foundation in place to enter kindergarten with the tools, experiences, and passion for learning, that helps to ensure academic success now and well into the future. Children must be 4 years old by August 31st and independently toilet trained

Building Blocks will provide a full healthy breakfast for those families choosing the extended day option. Family style snacks will be provided to all students. Building Blocks’ students will be eating in the school cafeteria. Although lunch will not be provided, the student will be enrolled in the school lunch program so they may purchase a hot lunch.

All programs are licensed by Arizona Department of Health Services. Staff will participate in a minimum of 18 hours of professional development each school year.

The Building Blocks Program is a Monthly Tuition Program.  The cost is based on the days selected for the entire school year, then broken down into 10 equal monthly payments. Three Schedules are available for parents to select during the registration process - Full Time Monday - Friday, Part Time 3 Days per week - Monday, Wednesday & Friday or Part Time 2 Days per week - Tuesday & Thursday. Parents must commit to a schedule and maintain it throughout the entire school year.

Building Blocks Curriculum

We believe academics and social development are intertwined, and that curriculum is a living, growing aspect of preschool. We have a commitment to each school’s design and firmly believe that this commitment is crucial to our students’ success. We begin by understanding that every student is different. We focus on using each student’s strengths to build upon those areas that need developing. Learning is applied through academics and exploratory play. These activities can be child-directed or teacher directed. With a fluid schedule, teachers are then able to assess transitions and begin to build a foundation tailored to each individual student.

AZ Early Learning Standards is the framework to our curriculum, and it is annually accessed to ensure best practices. The Building Blocks’ module is influenced by kindergarten standards and is collaborative with kindergarten teachers. Fundations and sight words are introduced through 4 small-sided learning centers and 3 large group centers based on weekly themes with built-in “Brain Breaks” between learning centers. “Brain Breaks” are equally important both inside and outside of the classroom with opportunities for PE, Library, Music, Art, etc. Building Blocks passionately encourages school involvement through fun runs, assemblies, school pictures, spirit weeks, and other fun site-specific activities.

Dates Building Blocks 4's is closed

September 4, 2023, Labor Day

October 2-13, 2023, Fall Break

November 10, 2023, Veteran's Day

November 22-24, 2023, Thanksgiving Day & the days before and after

December 20-29, 2023 & January 1-2, 2024 for the Winter Break Holidays

January 15, 2024, Martin Luther King Day

February 19, 2024, President's Day

March 11-22, 2024, Spring Break

March 29, 2024, Spring Holiday

Last Day of School and following day, May 23-24, 2024

Memorial Day, May 27, 2024

Monthly Tuition & Fees: 2023-2024 School Year

$50.00 Registration Fee

School Day (8:00am–3:15pm)

M-F: $750.00/month

M,W,F: $540.00/month

T, TH: $430.00/month

Extended Day (6:30am–6:00pm)

M-F: $920.00/month

M,W,F: $645.00/month

T-TH: $510.00/month

GPS School District Employees receive a 25% discount on tuition. Employment verification required.

2023-2024 School Year - Registration fee and a security deposit of $100 from November 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 will be due at time of registration. The remaining balance for the first scheduled tuition is due by July 24, 2023. Registrations received on July 1, 2023 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.

Preschool Parent Handbook 2023-2024 School Year

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School Year 23-24