The Vail Unified School District is recognized as one of the top-performing school districts in Arizona, winning countless awards and receiving national recognition. A division of VUSD, Vail Community Programs, which operates many certified 5 Star programs, offers highly innovative early childhood programs to provide the best possible start for our community’s students. Vail Community Programs offers Preschool, KinderPlus and Before & After School Care. They also offer a variety of Camp programs during the summer and when the school is on break in the fall, winter and spring. If you are interested in learning more about our programs you can visit our Facebook page; Vail Community Programs. Visit our website;  or call 879-3931.

The following list has tips to help parents choose a quality preschool for their children. This list is a condensed version of the International Child Resource Institute, a global award-winning organization dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Parents are greeted.

The room encourages exploration.

Children are engaged.

Children have access to materials that facilitate problem-solving and

critical thinking.

The room has a wide variety of interactive art materials, blocks, books, pretend play materials, writing supplies, puzzles, etc.
Children are exploring and experimenting.

Art is creative and done fully by the children. Children are allowed to experiment with a wide variety of art mediums.

Free time is available for children to make their own choices.

Children guide their own learning, with teacher support.


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