• Preschool at Madison

    The Early Years are Learning Years!

    The early years are a crucial period of learning and development for children. Madison’s preschool program cares for each child in ways that are appropriate to his or her age and level of development, helping them build a strong foundation for learning and growth.

    Serving children ages three through five, our preschool program uses the preschool CORE Knowledge curriculum. The goal of this model is to enable your children to achieve greater school success and social responsibility by giving them opportunities  to initiate and engage in learning activities that contribute to their cognitive, affective, and physical development.

    All preschool CORE Knowledge skills are aligned with Arizona Early Childhood Education Standards. Areas of focus include:

    • Movement and coordination
    • Autonomy
    • Social skills
    • Work habits
    • Language and literacy
    • Mathematical reasoning and number sense
    • Orientation in time and space
    • Scientific reasoning and the physical world
    • Music
    • Visual arts

    Program Locations & Hours

    Madison’s preschool program is offered at

    • Madison Camelview
    • Madison Simis
    • Madison Rose Lane
    • Madison Heights
    • Madison Traditional Academy (MTA preschool is located at the Madison Park Middle School campus)

    Preschool is available Monday – Friday on a half-day schedule: 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or a full-day schedule: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Madison Preschool is a 5-day-per-week program with an 85% attendance policy.

    The 2023-2024 school year tuition fee for preschool will be $594.00/month for half-day and $1089.00/month for full-day.

    For more information, please view the Preschool Parent Handbook:


    2023-2024 Registration Dates

    • Preschool priority registration for families currently participating in Preschool or MAC begins online on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 10 a.m.
    • Preschool registration for families not currently participating in Preschool or MAC begins Monday, February 27, 2023 at 10 a.m. Click here to register for the 2023-2024 Preschool School Year! 

    If you have any questions or for more information, please contact our Community Education department at (602) 664-7956.

    Preschool Scholarships

    For the 2023-2024 school year, partial scholarships will be available for Madison’s full-time preschool programs. Scholarships are income based through Quality First. For more information, please contact Madison’s Community Education department at (602) 664–7956.

    Update as of June 1st, 2023:

    We are excited to announce that we have been awarded partial preschool scholarships by Quality First for the 2023-2024 School Year and for preschoolers registered at Camelview, MTA, Rose Lane, Heights and Simis preschools. 

    Scholarships are income based and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.  We will start accepting applications on Wednesday, June 7th at the Madison District Office (5601 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016) from 8:00 a.m through 1:00 p.m.  

    Applications will only be accepted with all required supporting documents provided.  Please refer to the application for what documents are required depending on your earned income situation.