• 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.

    Madison’s Early Childhood Program uses an evidence-based curriculum, World of Wonders for Early Learners. World of Wonders for Early Learners builds a strong foundation for early literacy and provides developmentally appropriate instruction for early learners, ages three to five, including cross-curricular activities, a focus on social-emotional development, and preparation for kindergarten and beyond. Our preschool experiences are aligned with the Arizona Early Learning Standards.

    All preschool World of Wonders Curriculum 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. All students must be in attendance by 8:15 a.m. daily for instructional time. 

    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

    • We are currently not accepting anymore preschool applications for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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

    2024-2025 Registration Dates 

    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.

    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 typically start accepting applications in the beginning of June, please check back for more updates 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.