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450 West 6th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364|
Phone: (928) 502.4300
Yuma Elementary School District One
ONE Community Pursuing Excellence

Preschool Programs

Yuma School District One offers several preschool options with different qualifying requirements. All preschool programs focus on the whole child in terms of development with program curriculum focusing on the five developmental areas including cognition, social emotional, communication, physical, and adaptive.

Our Programs

First Things First Preschool

The First Things First programs are scholarship based and are located at Desert Mesa (4 STAR Program) and Pecan Grove (Quality First 4 STAR Program). Students must be four years of age prior to September 1 of the current school year, live in the district, and meet income requirements. The preschool meets full day on Tuesday through Friday from 8:15 a.m until 3:45 p.m. Preschool daily operation hours are 8:15 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. with breakfast and lunch served. This program does not provide transportation. For more information, please call the preschool office located at 601 S. 5th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364.

Yuma School District #1

The Yuma School District program is located at O.C. Johnson Elementary School (Quality First 4 STAR Program). Students must be four years of age prior to September 1 of the current school year, live in the district, and meet income requirements. The preschool meets full day on Tuesday through Friday from 8:15 a.m until 3:45 p.m. Preschool daily operation hours are 8:15 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. with breakfast and lunch served. This program does not provide transportation. For more information, please call the preschool office located at 601 S. 5th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364.

Exceptional Student Services Program

Exceptional Student Service preschool staff adheres to the Child Find Policy and will screen, evaluate, and determine eligibility based on IDEA and Arizona Department of Education regulations. We also coordinate with AzEIP and DDD to ensure easy transitions for children transitioning to preschool services. ESS preschool programs are located at Desert Mesa, Rolle, and Pecan Grove with daily hour operation of 8:15 a.m. through 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. through 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. The program provides transportation for the ESS preschool. For more information about these programs or to schedule a screening contact, please call the preschool office located at 601 S. 5th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364.

Migrant Preschool Programs 

Migrant Preschool programs are located on the campuses of Pecan Grove Elementary. The program will place students in a program when they reach three, four, or five years of age. There is no September 1 deadline. The program will place students based on space availability. The Migrant Preschool program operates from 8:40 a.m. until 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. The program provides breakfast and lunch. This program does not provide transportation. Families must meet migrant eligibility requirements. For more information about these programs, please contact the Migrant Office.