• Quality First - First Things First

     Chandler Unified School District’s First Things First Pre-Kindergarten Scholarships provide opportunities for families to enroll their preschool aged child in a high-quality preschool program taught by a certified teacher. Our learning environments nurture the emotional, social, and academic development of every child, and prepares them for kindergarten.

    PARTICIPATING  FTF  SCHOLARSHIP SITES (spaces at each site vary):

    (click here to see boundary map)

    • Conley Elementary 
    • Hancock Elementary
    • Haley Elementary
    • Santan Elementary
    • Shumway Elementary
    • Riggs Elementary


    • Child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2021 for Preschool Scholarships or 4 years old by August 31, 2021 for PreK Scholarships
    • Child must be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident of the U.S
    • Families must meet income guidelines on page one of application


    Reduced tuition rates for families who meet the eligibility criteria

    Monthly co-pay will be determined based upon full time PreK or full time/part time Preschool schedule:

    • PreK co-pay is $70 (Prek with Extended care $190) per month
    • Preschool half day co-pay is $40 and full day co-pay is $70 (Preschool full day with Extended care $190) per month

    HOW TO APPLY: (please follow all these steps completely, you will not be considered for a scholarship if the online registration is not submitted correctly)

    1. Scholarship Online Registration Steps: (must be submitted online, in-person applications will not be accepted)

    • Go to https://cusd80.ce.eleyo.com and create an account, adding your child as well
    • After your account is created choose “Child Care/Preschool”
    • Choose Season: “Scholarship 21/22” 
    • Choose your first choice for a location. PreK is for children 4 years old and Preschool for children 3 years old, both by August 31, 2021
    • Confirm your child’s information or "add a new child" then click “Looks good start registering”
    • Follow the on screen instructions and fill out each section entirely to move on to the next page. You will be asked to choose your 2nd and 3rd desired locations if you first choice becomes full. Please put them in order
    • You will have to put in a Credit Card to Submit- YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED! (however this payment type will be used for the monthly co-pay if approved)
    • Once you submit, you will receive an email letting you know that your approval has been submitted.

    2. After you have submitted your request online you will received a "contract is now pending" email. You can then complete this online Quality First Pre-K Scholarship application for the 2021-2022 school year.

    3. Scholarships are limited and are awarded on a first come first serve basis. 

    4. Families who submit contracts online will be contacted for more information and to set up in-person appointments. This is when the scholarship can be approved and issued. In order to be approved you MUST bring the completed application (even if a copy was previously sent to me, along with the required documentation below to your appointment, if any items are missing, scholarships cannot be awarded and your spot may be forfeited)

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: (subject to change once allocations are obtained at the beginning of May)

    • Child's birth certificate
    • Child's immunization record
    • Proof of residence (utility bill)
    • Proof of income: one month of consecutive pay stubs for the students legal guardian(s) and page 1 of most current annual income tax return with listed dependents OR an AHCCCS approval packet dated within 12 months of your appointment


    • Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Follow above "How To Apply" instructions or Call (480) 224-3914 with questions
    • Have questions regarding information on the application?  Contact via email:  Valley of the Sun United Way - Regional Scholarships or by telephone: 1-866-973-0012
    • Have questions regarding CUSD’s participating preschool programs or registration process?  


    CUSD’s Early Childhood Department - (480) 224-3914
    1525 W Frye Road
    Chandler, AZ 85224 

    or email: ceact@cusd80.com

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