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Throughout the month of August, Ahwatukee Preschool will conduct tours around its campus for parents interested in enrolling their child for the fall semester.

Parties who sign up for the tour will get a chance to meet teachers and learn about the school’s programs and education philosophy. Each tour runs about 10 to 15 minutes.

Director Diane Fitzsimons said the tours give parents a glimpse of what to expect when signing their child up at Ahwatukee Preschool.

“We’re opening it up to be a tour at any time at anybody’s convenience, so if they need to come in the evening or during the day, that’s fine,” she said.

According to the school’s website, Ahwatukee Preschool, located at Mountain View Lutheran Church, was founded in 1980 and over the years, teachers have provided a warm Christian environment where children learn through hands-on play and discovery.

Families are able to sign up to tour the school prior to the school year, and once the school year has begun.

Fitzsimons said the tours decreases parents’ anxiety when shopping around for a preschool.

“I think they feel so much comfortable when they actually get to see the facility,” she said. “It gives them a better idea on what they might find in the preschool.”

This year, Ahwatukee Preschool is starting a program called “Noah’s Ark” that is open for 18-month-olds to 3-year-olds. The program will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and parents can sign up for as many days that they like.

Children do not have to be potty-trained prior to entering the program.

Registration for classes will continue until all available slots are filled.

The first day of classes is Thursday, Aug. 14.

For more information about Ahwatukee Preschool’s tours and programs, visit www.mvlutheran.org.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dochoa@ahwatukee.com.

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