Updated for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Choosing a preschool or childcare program is one of the most important decisions parents of young children face, and it's more daunting in 2020 than ever before. We have updated our East Tucson Macaroni Kid Preschool and Childcare Guide to reflect programs that are enrolling children for in-person or virtual learning, and have links to each program's health and safety plan, if available. The guide below represents east and midtown Tucson preschool, pre-kindergarten, and childcare programs for toddlers and up.

Click each link for more information. When you have narrowed down the early childhood programs you are interested in, contact them for a visit, and be sure to let them know you heard about them from Macaroni Kid. 

Castlehill Country Day School Preschool: Children come first at Castlehill. We offer a warm and nurturing environment and a variety of activities and experiences that balance learning and play. Located on Craycroft near River Road. The preschool serves children ages 2-5 years. Currently enrolling for in-person preschool for the 2020-2021 year. 
Congregation Anshei Israel Esther B. Feldman Preschool/Kindergarten: Proudly teaching children from generation to generation, our school is a warm and nurturing place to learn open to all families with children from 14 mos - 5 years old. Located on 5th Street near Craycroft. Now enrolling for in-person preschool for 2020-2021. 

Creation School: A place where the thrill of learning meets the wonder of God's Creation and the Joy of Jesus' Love. Creation children learn through authentic experiences and authentic relationships. Serving children ages 2 yrs through 3rd grade. Located in Vail on Colossal Cave Road. Enrolling now for in-person preschool and virtual learning for K-3.
International School for Peace: A Spanish Immersion preschool focused on peace, diversity and conflict resolution. Located on River and Swan. Enrolling children ages 2-5 for in-person preschool. 
Lamb's Gate Christian School: A safe, positive, Christian learning environment to aid in the spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children.  Enrolling children ages 18 mos by September 1 through Kindergarten. School starts August 17. Located on Swan Road between Sunrise Drive and River Road. 
Tanque Verde Lutheran Preschool: Providing a creative and loving Christian environment to help them grow socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. 2019 Gold Daisy Preschool Winner. Open to children ages 2-5 years old. Located on Tanque Verde Road near Bear Canyon Road. Offering both in-person and distance options for the 2020-2021 school year. 
Via Montessori Preschool: Offering high-quality education in a beautifully-appointed classroom, Via Montessori seeks to make authentic Montessori education affordable and accessible to all.  Located on E. Wrightstown Road. Open to children ages 3-6. Modified in-person school for fall 2020. Via Montessori is currently full, but may open up enrollment for January 2021. They are currently giving tours and taking applications from interested families. 

The preschools listed above are those that responded to our invitation to be included in this exclusive guide. If you represent a preschool located in east or midtown Tucson and would like to be listed, email us for details at kindler@macaronikid.com.

Parents should always do their own research when selecting programs for their children. Many of the preschools included in this guide were finalists in the 2019 Gold Daisy Preschool Awards, which were selected by East Tucson Macaroni Kid readers. However, East Tucson Macaroni Kid does not certify the credibility of businesses listed on this site.