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Pre-registration information for 2018-2019:

Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018: PUSD Kindergarten General Information Night at Discovery Gardens, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • For students moving to kindergarten in 2018-2019. PUSD’s elementary principals will share info about our kindergarten programs, with a Q&A session to follow.

Mon., Feb. 12, 2018: Registration begins for new and continuing preschool and pre-K.

  • Pre-registration packets will be distributed to our current families.
  • New families may come to the school office for a registration packet.

Prescott Unified School District’s Discovery Gardens Early Childhood Center welcomes preschoolers who are 2 years, 10 months to 5 years of age who love to have fun and learn new things, no matter what their ability level. Offering a developmentally appropriate preschool, along with the full range of special needs services for exceptional children, Discovery Gardens is a warm and nurturing place where each child develops intellectual, physical, self help, social-emotional, and language skills according to individual readiness. Discovery Gardens’ facility features colorful classrooms as well as a safe, age appropriate playground with a shade structure. We also have an inside play area that can be used to help children develop fine and gross motor skills

Program Description

Discovery Gardens, Prescott Unified School District’s preschool, is staffed with experienced teachers who are certified by the state of Arizona and hold Master’s degrees in various fields of education. It is crucial to have teachers who understand how individual children develop and learn.

Discovery Gardens Early Childhood Center offers a variety of services to preschoolers, ages 2.10 to 5 years old:

  • Developmentally Appropriate preschool classrooms
  • Early Intervention services for children with developmental delays

The preschool program is Arizona Department of Health Services licensed. We follow developmentally appropriate practices and the curriculum is aligned with the Arizona State Standards for Early Childhood Education.

The teachers are certified by the Department of Education in the areas of Elementary Education, Special Education and Early Childhood Education. They continue to receive professional training and updates in the most current early childhood practices.

Children with special needs may also receive services in the following areas:

  • speech/language
  • cognition
  • motor
  • social/emotional
  • adaptive/self-help
  • vision
  • hearing

Free monthly developmental screening is provided, including vision and hearing, plus diagnostic follow-up evaluations, if needed.

The Discovery Gardens preschool program offers child directed, developmentally appropriate practices in a center based early childhood environment.


Discovery Gardens Early Childhood Center
Located at Washington School
300 E. Gurley St.
Prescott, Arizona 86301

Stacy Williams, Director
928-442-1283 | Fax: 928-442-9268

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