What is Preschool?

StudentsThe ‘Hmañ ‘shawa preschool program offers your children (age 3) a wide variety of activities to engage them and prepare them for Kindergarten. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands on learning, your children will work on early literacy, math and science concepts through the Creative Curriculum.

Creative Curriculum and the Arizona Early Learning Standards are hands-on, minds-on curriculum that is based on scientific research and provides children with the foundational skills they need to succeed as lifelong learners. As well as literacy, math and science, twice a week your children will also participate in a comprehensive physical education program.

Full Day Preschool in Fort McDowell

PreschoolWe provide a full day Preschool program from 8:30am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday; it runs from August to the end of June. The children are served a nutritious breakfast and lunch daily.  Feel free to check out our monthly menu on our resources page.

Our program runs from August to June. To be eligible for enrollment, children must turn 3 by August 31st of the current school year. Children need to be potty trained to enroll.

Contact ‘Hmañ ‘shawa today

For more information on our Preschool program, please call us at 480-789-7227 or use our contact form.

Pre K


Discover more about our Pre Kindergarten program for children age 4.



Is your child is beyond Pre K? Read about our Kindergarten program for children age 5. 



Not sure if your child is ready for preschool? Check out our Infant-Toddler program.


Download Forms

Ready to enroll your child at 'Hmañ 'shawa ECDC? Download forms here.