Services potty-trained children ages 3 to 5
PreK program for kindergarten readiness
Full and half day classes
Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Kayenta Early Childhood Education
Learning starts the moment we are born and begin to process the world around us. At Kayenta Early Childhood Development, we know that developing a love of learning at an early age lights the spark that can ignite a love of learning and fuel the quest for knowledge. Our trained educators create a positive and caring environment as they guide our littlest learners to build a strong educational foundation.
Welcome to Kayenta Early Childhood Education and Special Education
Welcome to Kayenta Early Childhood Education and Special Education! Thank you for the support over many, many years. Our parents are involved! Our parents are chaperones for winning sports and exciting activities, our parents are classroom volunteers, and many of our parents are teachers and school staff who contribute great leadership service to our scholars. Under the guidance of Superintendent Dr. Bryce Anderson, leadership teams, and principals, we are working to continue tremendous parent involvement in our strategic planning. If we are thinking ahead, we always need extra hands for our great floats for this year’s homecoming parade! Go Ponies!
We host two monthly meetings specifically for our parents. We host our monthly parent meeting at KBC for Early Childhood Education where all parents receive program updates and where we are always available for questions or comment. For a schedule of meeting times, please contact Mrs. Grandson in our office at (928) 697-2401. Our ESS leadership team has “Ask Us Anything Meetings” monthly for all parents who have questions or comments about special education, gifted, and health programs. We always enjoy our parent conferences, IEP meetings, and individual meetings with parents! To schedule a personal meeting, please contact Mrs. John in our office at (928) 697-2400. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Just a few of the wonderful contributions made by parents are our booths at all bazaars, the KECE “Pony” logo created by a parent competition winner, fully donated garden from the community, free movie experience by local businesses, special rodeo field trip, earth day clean up, vocational and agriculture FFA event participation, and township awarded winning floats. Thank you for your help!
Currently we are seeking parent volunteers for our mural project, our traditional garden, and tutoring program. Our dedicated team members are active in the community, please ask how to become involved in Kayenta and in local chapters school activities for special and early childhood education.
Enrolling Your Preschooler
When enrolling your child at Kayenta, please visit our school’s front office to collect the appropriate paperwork, or utilize the documents on this page. Be sure to bring the following items with you to enroll your child:
Up-to-Date Immunization Record
Proof of AZ Residency
Proof of Guardianship (if you are not the student’s parent)
If you have any questions concerning enrollment, contact our receptionist at (928) 697-2401.
Technology & Hotspot Agreements
The Kayenta Unified School District has established a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program to help bridge the digital gap in our community. In order to borrow a Wi-Fi device from the district, a student and their parents/guardians must sign our hotspot lending acceptable use agreement. In addition, the district issued iPads with the intentions for school use only. Students are responsible for keeping their iPad battery charged for school each day and for bringing their iPad to all classes, unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher. If left at home, you are responsible for getting the coursework completed as if you had your iPad present. In addition to teacher expectations for iPad use, students may access grades, attendance and other information through the Student-Canvas App. For more information, please see our iPad agreement in its entirety.
Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening, and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of Early Intervention Program (Part C) or preschool special education (Part B/619) services.
We schedule evaluations on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Kayenta Business Center. To make an appointment, please call (928) 697-2401. Please review available dates below:
KUSD #27 Child Find Schedule
August 5, 2022
September 2, 2022
October 7, 2022
November 4, 2022
December 2, 2022
January 6, 2023
February 3, 2023
March 3, 2023
April 7, 2023
May 5, 2023
June 2, 2023
Early Childhood Education Staff
Itinerant Teacher / SAT Chair
Preschool Faculty & Staff
PreK Faculty & Staff