Eagles is an innovative program of Mind and Body Kids that is designed to be an alternative to public school kindergarten as a way to prepare children for 1st Grade. (Note: In the state of Arizona, kindergarten is not required). This program is classroom-based, low ratio (maximum 16 children) and guided by a Masters degree educated, certified teacher with over 20 years of kindergarten teaching experience.
Many of our parents have raised concerns about the class sizes and structures in kindergarten. Additionally, with COVID-19 protocols, the requirements of either at home learning or abbreviated school schedules have become cumbersome. Our kindergarten level program allows the children to have an in-person classroom learning experience taught by a certified teacher with over 20 years of kindergarten experience and a Master's Degree. Our class size is limited to 16 children, providing a comfortable and effective learning experience that allows daily one-on-one time for our students. We also offer an affordable before/aftercare option to accommodate working families.
For the 2022-23 school year, our kindergarten level program will begin on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 and run through May 26, 2023. Program cost depends on your need for extended care and if you pay in full or monthly (please note that this program does not offer any discounts except for graduates of the Mind and Body Kids regular Pre-K program). We also accept DES childcare assistance with a small additional weekly payment that ranges from $15 to $25 plus copay (contact center for exact pricing).
2022-23 Tuition Costs are as follows (includes breakfast, lunch and two snacks):
Pay In Full (check or ACH only - a 10% savings):
Eagles Only (8:00 am - 3:30 pm) -- $6,579
Eagles plus Extended Care (6:30 am - 5:30 pm) -- $7,701
Pay 10 Monthly Installments (check, cash or ACH only - a 5% savings):
Eagles Only (8:00 am - 3:30 pm) -- $694/month
Eagles plus Extended Care (6:30 am - 5:30 pm) -- $813/month
Weekly Payments (payable in 43 weekly installments)
Eagles Only (8:00 am - 3:30 pm) -- $170
Eagles plus Extended Care (6:30 am - 5:30 pm) -- $199
In addition to tuition, there is a $150 enrollment/materials fee for the school year. This must be paid to lock in your child's spot for the 2022-23 school year and is non-refundable.
Note: Discounted rates are available to children that are enrolled in the Mind and Body Kids Preschool Program.
Children born prior to September 30, 2017 are eligible to enroll in Eagles. On an exception basis, children born between October 1st and October 31st may enroll with approval of the Program Director.
Additionally, it is preferred that children enrolled have attended a Pre-K program (preferably at Mind and Body Kids). Children with no school experience may be evaluated prior to acceptance.
Enrollment for this program is limited to 16 children. Enrollment packages (enrollment forms, curriculum summary, daily schedule) are available for prospective families after a scheduled tour only. Existing Mind and Body Kids families can pick up a packet in the office at any time.
Enrollment for Eagles will be prioritized as follows:
Mid-year enrollment will only be done on an exception basis with the approval of the Program Director.
Enrollment meetings are available on a one on one basis with our Program Director/Teacher by appointment. As of 5/03/22, there are only 3 spots remaining in our program.
Below is a link to a previous meeting for the 2021-22 school year that was recorded.
Mrs. Zammit has been teaching in Arizona for over 30 years including 20 years of teaching kindergarten. She has a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum Development from Grand Canyon University. Additionally, Mrs. Zammit has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Our son is able to attend full day Eagles, Monday thru Friday. The curriculum his teacher has developed is challenging and keeps our son engaged. Besides the basic ABC’s and 123’s he is learning to read on a 1st grade level, learning addition and subtraction, after only 4 months. We are thankful for the opportunities our son is receiving at Mind and Body Kids. He looks forward to going to school every day.
Amy and Lance C.
Below we have the following items available for review:
-- 2022-23 School Calendar
-- Daily Classroom Schedule
-- Powerpoint Presentation with program details (this will be used during enrollment meetings)