Welcome To Preschool

  • Update--12/04/2018


    Dear Parents,

    I hope you’ve had a wonderful year!

    As we approach Winter break, please mark your calendars with these important dates.

    Week of December 17-December 21

    • Preschool will be in session 4 days this week.
    • Your child will attend preschool on: Monday, December 17; Tuesday, December 18, Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20.
    • No preschool on Friday, December 21.

    Week of January 7-January 11, 2019

    • Preschool will be in session 3 days this week.
    • Your child will attend preschool on: Tuesday, January 8; Thursday, January 10; and Friday, January 11.
    • No Preschool on Monday, January 7, 2019


    We have some excellent Parent Newsletters available on our website under the Early Years tab.

    Have a wonderful Winter Break!

    John A. Hecht

    Coordinator, Preschool and Special Education Department


    Queridos padres,

    Espero que hayas tenido un año maravilloso!

    A medida que nos acercamos a las vacaciones de invierno, marque sus calendarios con estas fechas importantes.

    Semana del 17 de diciembre al 21 de diciembre.

    • El preescolar estará en sesión 4 días esta semana.
    • Su hijo asistirá al preescolar en:Lunes 17 de diciembre; Martes 18 de diciembre, miércoles 19 de diciembre y jueves 20 de diciembre.
    • No hay preescolar el viernes 21 de diciembre.

    Semana del 7 de enero al 11 de enero de 2019.

    • El preescolar estará en sesión 3 días esta semana.
    • Su hijo asistirá al preescolar en:Martes 8 de enero; Jueves 10 de enero; y viernes 11 de enero.
    • No hay preescolar el lunes 7 de enero de 2019


    Tenemos algunos excelentes boletines informativos para padres disponibles en nuestro sitio web en la pestaña Early Years.

    ¡Que tengan unas maravillosas vacaciones de invierno!


    John A Hecht Jr

    Coordinador, Departamento de Educación Infantil y Especial.



    Dear Families, 

    Preschool will be closed Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23. We will resume preschool classes on Monday, November 26. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


    Dear Families,

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.

    I want to personally thank you for your interest in the Preschool Programs of Glendale Elementary School District, where we are All In for All Kids!

    The Glendale Preschool is an established and respected program in the West Valley of Phoenix. 

    Our classrooms are taught by caring teachers and educational assistants who have taught in the early childhood setting for many years. 

    We use the Arizona Early Childhood Learning Standards (AzELS) to guide us toward successful outcomes for teaching, learning, and lesson planning.

    Data is collected to demonstrate student growth throughout the entire year using Teaching Strategies GOLD

    We use Connect 4 Learning, a comprehensive program published by Kaplan, as part of the planning our weekly lessons and monthly units.

    We use Second Second, Preschool Social-Emotional Program, a developmentally appropriate preschool program which focuses on social-emotional development, as part of our daily circle time experience.

    Teachers design lesson plans in the areas of cognitive development, social/emotional, adaptive (self-help), motor, and communication/language skills to meet the needs of the whole child.

    Our preschool provides a variety of programs and services for students of all needs and abilities, aged 3-5 years of age.

    Whether you are intested in scholarships, special education, tuition, 3 hour, or 6 hour preschool programs, we are ready to talk with you and answer your questions.

    Please take your time and explore our website and call our Preschool Office with any questions that you may have.


    Have a good day,


    John A. Hecht Jr.

    Coordinator, Preschool and Special Education Department



  • John A. Hecht Jr.

    Coordinator, Preschool and Special Education Department
    Office: (623) 237-7249

    Email: jhecht@gesd40.org

    Alejandra Lopez

    Preschool Secretary

    Office: (623) 237-7168

    Email: alejlopez@gesd40.org

    Zuri Perez

    Preschool Administrative Secretary

    Office:(623) 237-7174

    Email: zperez@gesd40.org

    Sue Dunn

    Records Specialist

    Office: (623) 237-7145

    Email: suzdunn@gesd40.org