Community Education Department

Logo Community Education Department
Ronald Sterr
Director-Community Ed

(623)535-6000
sterr.r@lesd.k12.az.us

UPDATES (May 14, 2020)

 
Summer Camp: We are working diligently to provide summer camp opportunities for our students. Health and safety issues are of the utmost importance in the planning. Among the priority considerations are necessary personal protective equipment, adequate nurse staffing to conduct regular health screenings, safe staff to student ratios, and program sustainability.
 
We are currently assessing the viability of opening on June 15. An update will be posted here and an email will be sent to all families who have registered for camp once plans are finalized.

 

Preschool Registration:  If you participated in the Preschool lottery or priority registration in February, our Preschool Registrar will be contacting you during the week of May 18th for an appointment to come complete the registration process.  If you still need to register for one of the open spots, please contact our registrar at chisolm@lesd.k12.az.us 

On Monday, March 30, Governor Ducey announced that all Arizona schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.   

Please suspend any automatic bill-pay payments to our department that you have set up with your bank.  You do not need to turn off auto-pay in your DayCareWorks account ; auto-pay only activates during auto-billing, and billing has been suspended for the remainder of the school year.  

We are currently crediting all accounts that were paid-in-full for March for the 12 days of closure in March.  Please do not make any more tuition payments .  If you paid for March but have withdrawn your child from the program (or your child will not be attending Summer Camp and not returning next year) you can request a refund by emailing commed@lesd.k12.az.us

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Now that we know that school is cancelled for the rest of the year, what will happen with my account?

A: Your account credit will remain to be applied to registration fees, summer camp tuition, or Preschool / Extended Day tuition in August.  If your child will not be returning to one of our programs, you may request a refund form by emailing commed@lesd.k12.az.us 

For most accounts that were paid with a credit card, we can usually refund directly back to the card.  Accounts paid by bank transfer, cash or check must be refunded by mailing a check to the account holder, and this may take several weeks after we receive the refund request form. 

 

Q:  What if my preschool-age child will be moving up to Kindergarten next year?

A: If you have a child in Preschool who will be moving up to Kindergarten next year, you may choose to apply your account balance to Extended Day next year or request a refund.

 

Q: Why wasn't my refund sent?

A: As promised, for those with money left in their account a credit was applied to the account for future use toward Preschool, Summer Camp or Extended Day tuition.  If you are unable to use an account credit, you can get a refund form by emailing commed@lesd.k12.az.us .  If you have already submitted a refund form, please be patient as the availability of our district accounting staff is currently limited. 

 

Q: Do I need to make a payment?  

A:  Not unless your account was not paid in full for March. There will be no new tuition payments through the duration of the closure.  You can check your current balance by logging into the parent portal of your DayCareWorks account

 

Q: When can I turn in the Preschool registration paperwork for my child?

A: You will be contacted for an appointment to come complete the registration process.  If you have already filled out the registration paperwork, you may drop it in the mail slot in the door of the Community Education office or mail it to: Preschool Registrar, 272 E. Sagebrush St., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.

 

Welcome to the

Community Education Department

Our mission is to provide safe, fun and enriching preschool, before-school and after-school programs for children.

The following programs are offered through the

Community Education Department:


Extended Day

  • AM/PM Program – Attending Extended Day before school and after school

  • AM Program – Attending Extended Day before school ONLY

  • PM Program – Attending Extended Day after school ONLY

  • AM/PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day BEFORE & AFTER school only Eight (8) days in a month (you select the days you want to attend)  

  • PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day AFTER school a maximum of Eight (8) days in the month (you select the days you want to attend)

  • Camp-Only Program – Attending Extended Day during Early Release Days, In-Service Days and Fall/Spring Camp weeks ONLY - not attending Extended Day any other time.

  • All Extended Day programs are open 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Preschool

We also offer robust half-day and full-day Preschool Programs that are fully licensed with certified teachers.

Please click on the links on the right to explore these two programs.

Note:   Click here for the current rates.

Dr. Ron Sterr, Director of Community Education and Wellness
phone: 623.535.6042


Kristina BlockwitzCommunity Education Administrative Assistant
phone: 623.535.6042


Angela KidderAccounts Receivable (Payments)
phone: 623.535.6052


Sandra Williamson, Accounts Receivable (Payments)
phone: 623.535.6046


Norma ChisolmPreschool Program Specialist (registration and enrollment)
phone: 623.535.6068