Building Blocks

Building Blocks Preschool Programs

Spaces still available for the 2017-2018 School Year


New Account Registration for Kindercamp 3's & 4's 2017-2018 Program:
New Account Registration for 2017-2018 Year




REGISTRATION FOR 2018/2019 OPENS FEBRUARY 12, 2018.

Gilbert Public Schools is proud to offer Building Blocks, a full day preschool program. The program focuses on building a foundation for academic success, providing an extraordinary opportunity for 3, 4, and young 5 year olds to get a jump start on learning and developing a love for school. The Building Blocks curriculum uses a thematic based approach, introducing letters and numbers each week.  The students engage with, discover, and experience what it means to be a student in Gilbert Public Schools.

Building Blocks for 3-Year-Olds

Building Blocks 3’s

Building Blocks 3’s program is the first block in building a foundation of academic success.  Students engage in a specifically designed curriculum-based program.  Utilizing circle time students are introduced to letters, numbers, colors, days of the week, months, and weather.  Using the small group setting, our 3 year old's complete five learning centers in art, science, cooking, writing, and fine motor skills before attending recess, lunch and rest time. After rest time students engage in three more centers followed by snack time. The day concludes with a structured based play that focuses on socialization. 


Building Blocks Preschool for 4-Year-Olds

Building Blocks 4’s

The second building block for academic success, our 4 year olds and young 5 year olds continue where our 3 year olds left off.  Ramping up the curriculum, students continue to master letters, numbers, colors, calendar, writing names, addresses, phone numbers, and begin preparation for reading readiness. Socialization and opportunities to build friendships continues during our before and after school day schedule. Upon completion of the Building Blocks program our students have the foundation in place to enter Kindergarten with the tools, experiences, and passion for learning helping to ensure academic success now and well into the future.

 Snacks / Meals

A snack and drink is provided in the mornings and afternoons. Children attending full day also receive breakfast and an additional afternoon snack. Lunches are not provided during Kindercamp. Each student may bring his/her own sack lunch from home or lunch may be purchased from the school cafeteria. Lunch accounts will be available.

Daily Routine & Standards

(Sample Schedule)

6:30-8:15 Free Rotations & Family Style Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Brain Breaks

8:30-9:00 Circle Time & Calendar

9:00-10:20 Small Group Learning Centers

10:20-10:30 Brain Breaks

10:30-11:00 Recess

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-1:00 Rest Time and Quiet Activities

 1:00-1:45  Brain Breaks & Reading Readiness

1:45-2:45 Small Group Learning Centers

2:45-3:00 Snack Time

3:00-3:30 Story, Music & Movement, Circle Time

3:30-6:00 Free Rotations & Recess

(All schedules are subject to change per site.)

 

Instruction based on AZ Early Learning Standards

Small Learning Centers include;

Language and Literacy Standards

Mathematic Standards

Science Standards

Social Studies Standards

Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards

Fine Art Standards 

Each week is highlighted with a theme, letter, number or mathematic principles, fine art elements & principles, or language and literacy principles.    

HOLIDAY CAMP LOCATION CHANGE 
 Beginning with the Veteran's Day Holiday and through the end of the school year, Spectrum Elementary School will be one of the locations for holiday camp instead of Ashland Ranch.  This change will be noted on your child's calendar when the schedule is submitted.

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 YEAR:

Building Blocks Parent Handbook 2018-2019

To register your child:  If you have never created an online family account, click "New Account".  If you have previously set up a family account, click "Existing Account".

Click Here for New Account Registration
Click Here for Existing Account Registration

 
PLEASE NOTE: If you have already registered for GPS Enrichment (formally Club Discovery), VIK Club or the Kindercamp Program, please submit your registration for additional class/classes through your existing account, using your username and password.

Once logged in, click the REGISTRATION tab to register for a class.

Questions?  
Call the Community Education Office at 480-892-9089 ext. 100.

For those families without computer access, Community Partnerships has computer terminals available at our office located at 6839 E. Guadalupe Rd. in Mesa.

Community Partnerships Programs Online Registration FAQs

Registration / Fees (non-refundable) 2017-2018 School Year

September 1st and beyond - $50 registration

School Day 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
$32.00 a day, $155.00 weekly


Full Day 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
$38.00 a day, $170.00 weekly

Discounts 5% Sibling discount
GPS employee discounts available

Registration / Fees (non-refundable) 2018-2019 School Year

February 12th - May 31st- $25 registration
June 1st - August 31st - $35 registration
September
 1st and beyond - $50 registration

School Day 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
$34.00 a day, $165.00 weekly


Full Day 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
$40.00 a day, $180.00 weekly

Discounts 5% Sibling discount
GPS employee discounts available



BUILDING BLOCKS 4'S LOCATION OPTIONS:

Ashland Ranch
1945 S. Ashland Ranch
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(Off Val Vista, between Ray & Williams Field Rd.) 

Burk Elementary 
545 N. Burk Street
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(On Burk, between Elliot & Ray)

Canyon Rim Elementary 
3045 S. Canyon Rim
Mesa, AZ 85212
Off Guadalupe, between Ellsworth & Crismon)

Carol Rae Elementary
3777 E. Houston Avenue
Gilbert , Arizona 85235
(Off Recker Rd, between Guadalupe and Baseline)

Finley Farms Elementary
375 South Columbus Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(Off Greenfield, between Elliot & Warner)
 
Gilbert Elementary (Dual-Language)
175 W. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
(Off Gilbert & Elliot)

Islands Elementary 
245 McQueen Road
Gilbert, AZ  85233
(Off McQueen, between Warner & Elliot)

Meridian Elementary (NEW LOCATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR)
3900 S. Mountain Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
(On Mountain, between Elliot & Warner) 

Oaktree Elementary (NEW LOCATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR)
505 W. Houston Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
(Off Cooper, between Baseline & Guadalupe) 
  
Settler's Point Elementary
423 E. Settlers Point Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(Off Lindsay, between Warner & Ray)

Sonoma Ranch Elementary 
601 N. Key Biscayne Drive
Gilbert, AZ  85234
(Off Guadalupe, between Val Vista & Greenfield)

Spectrum Elementary
2846 S. Spectrum Way
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(Off Val Vista, between Williams Field Rd & Pecos)

Superstition Springs Elementary 
7125 E. Monterey Avenue
Mesa, AZ  85209
(Off Power Rd, between Baseline & Guadalupe Rd)

BUILDING BLOCKS 3'S LOCATION OPTIONS:

Canyon Rim Elementary 
3045 S. Canyon Rim
Mesa, AZ 85212
Off Guadalupe, between Ellsworth & Crismon)

Carol Rae Elementary
3777 E. Houston Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85235
(Off Recker Rd, between Guadalupe and Baseline)

Finley Farms Elementary 
375 South Columbus Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(Off Greenfield, between Elliot & Warner)

Gilbert Elementary (Dual-Language) 
175 W. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
(Off Gilbert & Elliot)

Meridian Elementary (NEW LOCATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR)
3900 S. Mountain Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
(On Mountain, between Elliot & Warner)

Sonoma Ranch Elementary (NEW LOCATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR)
601 N. Key Biscayne Drive
Gilbert, AZ  85234
(Off Guadalupe, between Val Vista & Greenfield) 
 
Spectrum Elementary
2846 S. Spectrum Way
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(SW corner of Val Vista & Williams Field) 

Superstition Springs Elementary 
7125 E. Monterey Avenue
Mesa, AZ  85209
(Off Power Rd, between Baseline & Guadalupe Rd)

* Locations are subject to change.


Hours:
Regular school day, M-F 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Full school day, M-F 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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