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Grant-Funded (FREE) Preschool

The Creighton Grant Funded Preschool is a FREE preschool program with funding provided by the Quality First Preschool Program. The program, is a Dual Language model teaching a research-based preschool curriculum in both English and Spanish. 

The student must be 4 by September 1 of the current year. The family must provide proof of income eligibility of 200% or below federal poverty level (see income verification table below). The student must have current immunizations, be toilet trained, and be able to verbally express needs and wants. 

200% Gross Yearly and Monthly Income 

 Persons in Family Household  200% Poverty Guideline Yearly    200% Poverty Guideline Monthly 
 1  $24,980 $2,082 
 2  $33,820  $2,818 
 3 $42,660  $3,555 
 4 $51,500  $4,292 
 5  $60,340 $5,028 
 6  $69,180 $5,765 
 7 $78,020  $6,502 
 8 $86,860  $7,138 

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,320 for each additional person in the "200% Poverty Guideline Yearly" column.

Ages Served
We serve 4 year old students 

Days, Times, and Locations 
The program operates 4 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays) and is 6 hours in length. Locations and times are determined by site: 

Loma Linda School
2002 E. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Front Office: (602)381-6080
Time: 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. 

Transportation is not provided for the Grant-Funded Preschool program. 

The Grant-Funded Preschool is FREE for eligible families. 

Program Curriculum
The preschool curriculum uses the State of Arizona Early Learning Standards.
Using the standards, teachers with bachelors degrees and high-qualified paraprofessionals lead students in play-based, dual-language activities that develop verbal skills, motor skills, pre-literacy skills, beginning math concepts, social skills, problem solving, and self-confidence.  By the end of the year, students will have a foundation in English and Spanish and will be ready to enter Kindergarten. 

If you desire for your child to continue in a  Dual-Language program after preschool, Creighton School District is home to Biltmore Preparatory Academy. BPA has an internationally recognized Dual-Language program with a model of 50% of instruction provided in the partner language (e.g. Spanish) and 50% in English at all elementary grade levels to all students in the program kindergarten through 8th grade. 

All of our preschool programs are licensed through the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

You can register for the Grant-Funded Preschool by contacting your preferred preschool location (see above). If your chosen location is full, space may be available at another location, ask our front office regarding availability. 

Registration Requirements: 

  • Completed registration packet (also available at our schools)
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of income (Income generated over one-months time)
  • Proof of address
  • Photo I.D. 
  • Current immunization record 


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