PEEPS Program

Our preschools are ready for you!

PEEPS Preschools

PEEPS Interest Form
  • Ages: 3, 4 and 5
  • Free for qualifying kids
  • IEPs welcome

Supported by:
Pima Early Education Program Scholarships (PEEPS)

About the PEEP Scholarships
Free preschools for qualifying families.

These nine programs will serve children 3, 4 and 5 years old. Each site will have a certified preschool teacher and two assistants to teach up to 18 students.

  • Bonillas Traditional Elementary Magnet | 4757 E. Winsett St., Tucson 85711
  • Borton Elementary Magnet | 700 E. 22nd St., Tucson 85713
  • Cavett Elementary | 2120 E. Naco Vista, Tucson 85713
  • Ford Elementary | 8001 E. Stella Rd., Tucson 85730
  • Kellond Elementary | 6606 E. Lehigh Dr., Tucson 85710
  • Robins K-8 | 3939 N. Magnetite Ln., Tucson 85745
  • Safford K-8 | 200 E. 13th St., Tucson 85701
  • Vesey Elementary | 5005 S. Butts Rd., Tucson 85757
  • Warren Elementary | 3505 W. Milton Rd., Tucson 85746

If you do not see a school close to you, please check for additional Preschool Programs.


These new programs will be free for qualifying families. Families qualify for the program based on household size and annual income as compared to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). 

  • Incomes less than 165% of FPL can qualify for DES (Arizona’s Department of Economic Security). 
  • Incomes less than 300% of FPL can qualify for PEEPs (Pima Early Education Program Scholarships)

The following table shows the guidelines for 2023 based on family size. These amounts are based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines

If your income is equal or less than the value for your household, your child qualifies for free PEEPs preschool.
Family Size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
DES $32,538 $41,019 $52,500 $57,981 $66,462 $74,943 $83,424
PEEPS  $59,160 $74,580 $90,000  $105,420  $120,840  $136,260  $151,680
Steps to Enroll

Each site will have a maximum of 18 students, and will take students in the order they qualify for the program.  So please submit your interest form today! 

  • Submit a PEEPs Interest Form
  • Community schools will help you submit documents including:
    • household income
    • household size
    • child’s birthdate
  • Sign a statement of Attendance Expectations

Upon completion you will receive a Family Award Notification Letter, which verifies your qualification in this program for the school year.

How did PEEPS start?
Pima Early Education Program Scholarships

Thanks to the Pima County Board of Supervisors and our partners at Community and Workforce Development, we are excited to expand our preschool programs.

The PEEPs mission is built on research which shows that children who attend high quality preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten.  There are long term benefits, too: Children are more likely to graduate high school, have higher incomes, and have better health. High quality preschool benefits not only children, but also families, schools and our community as a whole.

The Tucson Unified School District is proud to be a partner with the county in this important investment in our future.

For more information, visit:
Pima Early Education Program Scholarships (PEEPS)

Pima County