Lil’ Champs (Preschool and Pre-K)

Tucson Country Day School’s Early Childhood Program, Lil’ Champs, welcomes 100 students and their families each school year.  We serve students ages 3-5 years old. With a variety of schedule options, including half days and half weeks, our program is available Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

We provide diverse learning environments, materials, and experiences that are designed to deepen children’s investigations into the world around them.

On a daily basis our students are engaged in varied learning experiences which include art studio time, Spanish language learning as well as exploring music with instruments.

Meet our Staff!

Our Environment

A child’s environment plays an important role in their early development. Our Lil Champs program offers a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces that are welcoming, interesting, and encourages play and investigation. Our learning environments have plenty of open spaces to encourage collaborative activities and social interaction. These various areas are responsive, containing features that involve all five senses and provoke thinking, open-ended outcomes, and creativity. 


Lil’ Champs Transitioning to Kindergarten

As students transitioning into Kindergarten are considered new to the TCDS charter school, please follow the open enrollment process shared within the link below (available starting November 27th, 2023).

New and Continuing Lil’ Champs

Registration for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available starting November 27th, 2023!

Registration for the current academic year is available now!

Please follow the steps below.

Registration is dependent upon the document being completed in its entirety, in addition to Lil’ Champs receiving all necessary supplemental documentation (see below).

Please be aware that the registration packets contain fields that are labeled as “required” and “not required”. This is in order to make the forms available to all families and their individual circumstances, as some portions of the documents may not pertain to all students in the same context. Although a field may be labeled “not required,” please read through the details carefully and complete the forms thoroughly.

Once the registration form and additional documents have been submitted, our Lil’ Champs director, Ms. Wanda McDonnell, will contact you within one week regarding availability.

If you have any additional questions regarding registration, please email Ms. Wanda McDonnell ( or call our office 520-296-0883.

  1. To start the registration document, click the button below for the desired academic year.
  2. Upload documents (upload tool is available within the packet):
    • Official birth certificate (or an alternate document allowed pursuant to ARS 15-828)
    • Immunization Records
  3. After you have finalized the packet and uploaded documents, the file is sent to our registrar.
  4. Upon confirmation of enrollment from our Early Ed director, please submit the non-refundable registration fee of $100.

Step 1: Complete the Registration Packet

Step 2: Pay the Registration Fee

Upon confirmation of your child’s enrollment into the Lil’ Champs program, please visit our payment page and submit the non-refundable $100 registration fee.


Click below to view or print the supply list:

Supply List

Contact Us

If you and your family would like to schedule a tour of Lil’ Champs or have any questions, please submit the form below:

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