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Welcome to Growing Minds!

Dear Growing Minds Preschool Family and Friends,

Greetings! It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Growing Minds PreSchool and the Dysart Unified School District.  I can assure you, your child will have an extraordinary learning experience.

Dysart’s early childhood experience will expose young minds to an environment that is fun and exciting, supporting early age enthusiasm and love for learning.  The preschool experience at its surface will advance cognitive development preparing students for the K-12 experience. At its core it will cultivate social and emotional development, building respect, resilience, teamwork, optimism, innovation, leadership and self-esteem through positive interaction with classmates, teachers, and staff.

In all we do, our mantra is “learn through play.” Learn through play is a core value that supports cognitive skills, physical growth, new vocabulary, social skills, and literacy skills.  The value of play is often underestimated, but is a driver to learning that is fun and motivating. The academic day runs from 9AM - 3PM, but even during extended care, play time is learning time.

The application of Creative Curriculum as the learning program, following the Arizona Early Learning State Standards. It allows each child to initiate his or her own learning experience while simultaneously providing teachers and parents information about the child's development.  

Students will be exposed to all aspects of academics, athletics and the arts.  Creative expression and physical play is embedded in all activities. A  hands-on learning experience ensures children will love to learn and grow. The family-style dining during all meals snacks teaches table manners and mutual respect during social interactions.  

For more details check out our Growing Minds Parent Handbook.

I wish you the very best experience at Growing Minds PreSchool. 

Dr. Quinn Kellis
Superintendent