• Conscious Discipline Parent Workshop #2 - Composure

    Composure - Being the person you want other to become

    Thursday, February 15th @ 6:00pm

    Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S Recker Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296

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  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

    Februrary is the month of LOVE - Let's who our Love!

    Consider donating peanut butter and/or jelly to benetif families in need in our community thru United Food Bank.

    Collection boxes will located in our lobby for the month of February

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  • Kindergarten Round-Up 2018

    All elementary schools will host Kindergarten Round-Up 6 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018. This is a time when families can learn about the kindergarten programs and turn in enrollment forms.

    Please be sure to bring the following documents when registering your child, along with your completed registration packet:
    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Child’s Immunization Record
    • Proof of Residency (contract on your house, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.)
    • Driver’s License

    Who qualifies for kindergarten in 2018-2019

    If your child will be 5 years of age by August 31, 2018, he or she qualifies for the 2018-2019 school year.
    If your child will be 5 years of age between September 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, you may consider having your child tested to see if he/she will qualify for early entrance kindergarten.

    Information about Kindergarten and early entrance can be found at

    Registration packets can be found online at

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  • Conscious Discipline Workshop

    Sign up today and join us for a free 8 session workshop as Dr. Becky Bailey guides us through the powers and skills of Conscious Discipline.

    Conscious Discipline integrates social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so teachers and parents spend less time policing behaviors and more time teaching vital life skills.  Conscious Discipline is a longtime leader in integrating classroom management and social-emotional learning. It utilizes everyday events rather than an external curriculum and addresses the adult's emotional intelligence as well as the child's. Conscious Discipline is evidence-based and was named as a national model for character education by the Florida State Legislature.  

    Along with her teaching videos and group discussion, we will share additional resources from Dr. Becky Bailey's website so you can begin using Conscious Discipline with your children at home.

    We have changed our format this year and will present the workshop series over the course of our second semester.  The dates will be on Thursday evenings 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3 and our final class will be on Thursday 5/17.  They will be held at Cooley ECDC and begin at 6 p.m.  

    Sign up for the first workshop - Becoming Brain Smart today. This workshop is for parents only.  We will not be providing childcare.

    Sign up Link: Conscious Discipline Workshop #1 Becoming Brain Smart

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  • THINK! Gifted Academy Information Nights

    Higley’s THINK! Gifted Academy provides personalized instruction to actively engage exceptional learners in an innovative thinking environment. This gifted program is currently offered in preschool and will expand to kindergarten in the 2018/2019 school year, with plans to create a Pre-K- 12 pathway.

    Learn more during informational meetings: Feb. 20. 

    Additional information is online.

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  • Email Communication sign up

    It’s that time of year for you to update your email address, unsubscribe, or register for a new school to receive email notifications from schools, Community Education (including Kids Club), and the District.

    Email information could include communication about emergency situations, registration information and upcoming events.

    If you wish stop the e-mails from the previous school, you may click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the e-mails you receive.

    Please note: This only changes your email preference using the email notification system. If you do not have a current/active e-mail address, home address or phone number on file with your school, please update that with school office staff. Offices open July 6.

    Be in the know and sign up today.

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  • Preschool Payments

    Just a reminder: Payments for Preschool are due the 1st of every month. Late fees will be applied beginning the 5th of every month. Please contact the Community Education Department with any questions.

    (480) 279.7055

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  • Higley Unified School District is proud to offer quality early learning programs in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Centers on the campuses of Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools, which opened in 2013.

    Both Centers offer three Early Childhood programs to fit the interests and schedules of all families. Brilliant Beginnings is available for children ages 3-4. We will also offer a Kindergarten Prep program for children ages 4-5 and our STARS program for special needs students.

    Classes are taught by certified early childhood educators.