Welcome To Preschool

  • 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