Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten is a warm and caring place where children observe and inquire, in order to make sense of their world.  Our school uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum to promote intellectual and emotional growth. The staff provides a team approach which ensures that children finish our school ready for first grade.

Desert foothills Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the  basis  of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and any other school administered programs.


Pay your tuition or registration fees online.


Read more about the Core Knowledge Curriculum that we use here at DFLC Preschool.


If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact us to schedule a meeting.

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​The Core Knowledge Curriculum has an explicit set of skills that provide the stepping stones children need to achieve developmental goals. This curriculum allows our teachers to identify the abilities of individual children and develop experiences and activities that will meet each child’s needs in the following areas:​

Movement and Coordination

Autonomy and Social Skills

Work Habits

Language and Literacy Development


Orientation in Time and Space



Visual Arts 


Each child will receive an individualized assessment of the core knowledge skills developed throughout the year. We recognize the need to provide classes tailored to the age of the students.  

In addition to the normal class time of 9 am to Noon, we also make available options for lunch, extended days.

Sign-ups are available in the Preschool Office during normal class periods



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Parent Orientation & Meet the Teachers


Parent Orientation is Tuesday August 9, at 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. We will meet in the Worship Center, first for an introduction of our Staff and Pastor followed by a question and answer period with your child's teacher in their classroom. This is an orientation for parents only, there will not be childcare available. We will be distributing our 2022-2023 Parent Handbook at orientation.

August 9 at 6:00 pm:        3s & 4s Monday/Wednesday/Friday class


August 9 at 7:00 pm:        2s Tuesday/Thursday classes

                                     3s Tuesday/Thursday classes

                                     4s Monday - Thursday or Monday - Friday classes

Meet the Teacher is a day for you and your child to come visit with their teacher in the classroom.

                               Wednesday, August 10         or         Thursday, August 11

                                    9:00am - Noon                             9:00am - Noon

The first day of school will be Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16.

Before your child can attend preschool, The Arizona Department of Health requires that we have proof of shot records and a completed emergency card on file before attending school. Please bring updated records to orientation or email them to


We are currently registering for the 2022-2023 school year

Next year all classes, except 2's, will be 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with lunch eaten at school during the day. 2's will be 9:00 am - noon with extended day offered from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for an additional charge.

Kindergarten is Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. DFLP families will get priority to register before we open to the public.

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends to our preschool program.

The trust and confidence that you place in us each and every day means a great deal. In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we are excited to share our Parent Referral Program. You will receive a $500 tuition credit for every new family that enrolls as a result of your referral. Contact the Preschool Office for more details.


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Tax Credit Scholarships

You can help our families realize the dream of a Christian education.  By making a tax credit donation, you can create scholarship for Kindergarten students  at Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool.

Here's how it works:

  1. Make a donation

  2. Recommend your donation go to a fund specifically for Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool Families, or you can recommend a specific student in our  DFLP Kindergarten.

Maximum Donations:

$2,435 for married filing jointly

$1,219 for filing single

To learn more and apply for scholarships, click on the link below:


If you are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, please contact us to schedule a meeting.