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Developmental Preschool Students

Developmental Preschool

The Laveen Elementary School District supports the importance of a child’s early years by providing a Preschool Program for children with identified special needs. Laveen Elementary School District’s Preschool program provides early intervention/special education services to 3 to 5 year old children with qualifying developmental delays in the areas of hearing, vision, speech/language, cognitive, social, motor, and/or adaptive behavior. Eligibility is determined through formal assessment procedures.

Children who attend the special needs classes qualify for special education services and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in effect. Preschool for children with special needs is provided at no cost to parents.

The goal of the Laveen Preschool program is to increase children’s independence through:

  • providing a positive first school experience
  • developing social skills with peers and adults
  • developing self-control and self-confidence
  • encouraging self-care skills
  • developing effective communication skills
  • developing small and large muscle skills
  • providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences

Preschool for children with special needs is provided at no cost to parents.

A limited number of children who do not qualify for special education may also be accepted and serve as “peer models.” These children are accepted based on screening results and space availability.

Peer Role Model Registration Form

All Preschool classes for the Laveen Elementary School District are held at Laveen Elementary School, 4141 W. McNeil Street, Laveen, AZ 85339. Preschool is in session on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is no class on Wednesday. The morning class time is 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon class time is 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

preschool brochure (English)

preschool brochure (Spanish)

Preschool Special Needs Screening

If you live within Laveen District boundaries and are concerned that your preschool-aged child may have developmental delays, the following information may be helpful for you. As part of our efforts to locate, evaluate and serve all disabled children (Child Find), the Laveen Elementary School District Preschool offers free developmental preschool screenings by appointment.

The screenings are conducted at Laveen Elementary School, 4141 W. McNeil Street. The school and early childhood center is located at the intersection of 43rd and Olney Avenues.

2021-2022 Screening Dates

  • July 21, 2021
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • November 3
  • December 15
  • January 26, 2022
  • February 23
  • March 30
  • May 11
  • June 8

For screening information and appointments, please contact the Preschool Office at Laveen Elementary School, 602-237-9110 extension 3131.

General Education / Dual Language Immersion Preschool

In addition to the developmental preschool, Laveen offers two additional preschool programs. Visit our Preschool page for more information.