Lil’ Champs (Early Ed Program)

Tucson Country Day School’s Early Childhood Program welcomes 100 students and their families each school year.  We serve students ages 3-5 years old. 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.

  • Tucson Country Day School Early Education Program

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What are the operating hours of the Early Childhood Program?

Our school is open 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday -Friday. 

2. What do you teach your youngest learners? 

We value each moment your child is with us as an opportunity to connect and learn.

3. How do you teach your youngest learners?   

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

For additional information, please visit our Parent Information page.


Registration for New and Continuing Lil’ Champs

Families who would like to enroll their child(ren) into the Lil’ Champs program must complete the registration form 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 Early Ed 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. You’ll be prompted to enter your name and email address.
  2. Once you have completed the registration packet, use the tool below to upload supplemental documents (you can also take copies to the TCDS admin office):
    • Official birth certificate (or an alternate document allowed pursuant to ARS 15-828)
    • Proof of AZ residency
    • Immunization Records
  3. Upon confirmation of enrollment from our Early Ed director, please submit the non-refundable registration fee of $95 here.

Step 1: Complete the Registration Packet

Step 2: Upload Documents

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 6 files.
You can upload up to 6 documents at one time

Step 3: Pay the Registration Fee

Upon confirmation of your child’s enrollment into the Lil’ Champs program, please follow the link below to submit the non-refundable $95 registration fee.

Students Continuing Within Lil’ Champs

Students within Lil’ Champs that wish to continue in the program must complete a new registration form for their second year. Please follow the steps listed above, within the “new Lil’ Champs” section.

Lil’ Champs Transitioning to Kindergarten

For Lil’ Champs entering Kindergarten for the 2021-22 academic year, enrollment begins January 11th, 2021. As students transitioning into Kindergarten are considered new to the TCDS charter school, please follow the open enrollment process shared within the link below.

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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