• Give your child the connections that start a positive, educational experience
     
    The Higley Unified School District prides itself on providing quality educational experiences. We feel that enriched early childhood environments not only provide extraordinary opportunities for young children, but also form the foundation for a successful educational career.
     
    Our Early Childhood Development Centers provide a loving, safe, and nurturing child-centered educational experience. Certified Early Childhood teachers provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate educational experiences for your child’s intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical development.
     
    We are striving to meet the needs of the diverse community in Higley by offering Mandarin, Spanish, and Gifted preschool programs, as well as our Brilliant Beginnings, Kindergarten Prep and STARS programs.

    We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into our Early Childhood Family! Please note: Registration must be completed in person.
     
    Preschool Information & Registration Events
     
    All preschool programs
    6 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2019
    Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 South Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
     
    Locations
    Elona P. Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert
    Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center, 18655 E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek
     
    Tuition
    Elona P. Cooley Early Childhood Development Center Tuition
    Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center Tuition
     
    Programs 
     
    • Brilliant Beginnings: Available for potty-trained children ages 3-4 (part-time and full-time options)
    • Kindergarten Prep: Available for children ages 4-5 (5 full- or 5-half day options)
    • Kindergarten Prep with an Introduction to Mandarin (Cooley Early Childhood Development Center only): Available for children ages 4-5. Students will be introduced to Mandarin throughout the year to help prepare them for Mandarin Kindergarten offered at Coronado Elementary.
    • Kindergarten Prep/Spanish Dual Language (Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center only): Available for children ages 4-5. Students will be taught in both English and Spanish, developing two sets of language skills at once. Children can move from this program to the Spanish Immersion Kindergarten at San Tan Elementary.
    • STARS: Available for children with special needs who qualify for services.
    • THINK! Highly Gifted Academy (Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center only): Available for qualified children ages 4-5. This highly selective program will prepare young learners for the THINK! Highly Gifted Academy kindergarten program, which will be held at Bridges Elementary School. 
     
    For information about Sue Sossaman Early Child Development Center, call (480) 279-8600. For information about Elona P. Cooley Early Child Development Center, call (480) 279-8400.