Happy Trails Tucson Preschools

Encouraging The Faith of A Child 

Since 1965

M-F 7AM-6PM  | DES Approved | State Certified

Before & After School Programs

ACSI Preschool Accredited | Christian Atmosphere | Homemade Lunches


As working parents Happy Trails School has become more than a daycare but a home away from home for our children. We couldn’t put our trust in just anyone to watch our children. Happy Trails is so much more than a daycare with loving teachers who reinforce our christian values and teachings. It is a wonderful preschool that has helped us prepare our children with the skills they need to excel in private school. We will miss you when our little one moves on but can’t wait to see you all in the summer for the school age program!
— Barbara Vugteveen


Tucson Christian Preschool & Pre Kindergarten.  Also offering an excelling before School & after School Program

Our Goals and Philosophy

Happy Trails Christian Preschool is a non-profit preschool dedicated to the well-being and total development of children.  Our goal is to provide a loving Christian atmosphere where each child is accepted as a unique individual with a special purpose in life.  To help each child grow intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially.  To assure parents a safe, secure environment within a church-related setting.  To encourage curiosity, exploration, discovery, sensitivity to others, verbal interaction, desirable social attitudes and feelings of success through a wide variety of daily activities.

We encourage open communication between school and parents. Parents are invited to participate in a wide variety of daily activities and special events. Please see what your child will experience in our various Programs.

A First Step In The Right Direction

  • Structured year-round programs in a Christian Setting
  • Full and part time programs for children ages 1 to 5
  • Pre Kindergarten readiness programs
  • Before and after school programs with transportation to and from Holoway, Prince, Cragin and Presidio Elementary Schools
  • Certified teachers and aides
  • Excellent child to staff ratios
  • Academically oriented programs including phonics, whole language, reading readiness, social studies, arts and crafts

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(520) 325–7556



3255 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson AZ, 85719




While Working and Playing Your Child Will Learn How

  • To get along with others and to be fair, polite, and cheerful

  • To share toys, games, and experiences with others

  • To explore new things and ideas

  • To be expressive with words, art, music, and more

  • To listen to stories and follow directions

  • To love books and to handle and care for them properly

  • To think of others through gifts, kindness, caring and sharing

  • To count and print numbers and write letters of the alphabet

  • To read using phonics and whole language concepts that are foundations for future success in school

Tucson Preschool Programs

In our preschool program your child will be given the opportunity to discover and explore in a rich child-centered environment. Your child will delight in a wide variety of activities that will strengthen social, cognitive, and motor skills. Creative music, books, arts and crafts, games and dramatic play will enhance future school experiences.

Tucson Pre Kindergarten Programs

Since 1965 our pre kindergarten offers well balanced learning and play opportunities that help children grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically. Certified Teachers will guide your child through activities focusing on pre-reading, pre-math, phonics, and motor skills. Pre K children will also enjoy arts and crafts, music, books, dramatic play and much more!

Before and After School Programs

School age children participate in structured activities including arts and crafts, sports, field trips, and drama. Our program places special emphasis on homework help.

We offer before and after school programs to nearby public schools. Additionally offering before and after school transportation.

  • Cragin TUSD

  • Holaway AMPHI

  • Rio Vista AMPHI

When public school is closed, children enrolled in our school age program will be charged an additional $15.00 per day.

Children attending schools with intersession programs will be charged the daily/weekly rate for full time.

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Did We Mention There's Lunch and Snacks?



Parents must provide us with the required emergency and

immunization information prior to their child attending Happy Trails School.

All students must pay a non-refundable registration fee of

$75.00 for the first child and $100.00 for a family annually.

Billing Policy

Tuition is billed every Monday

Refunds are not given

Daily rates will be used for all pro-rated weeks

A week is defined as 4 or more days

All weeks are based on a calendar week

A 10% late fee is charged at the close of business on Wednesday unless arrangements have been made

A two week vacation credit will be given one time each year. This must be used in 5 day intervals

Part-Time Attendees: Families enrolled for a two or three day

program are required to enroll for the same days each week

  • 3 days/per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays only

  • 2 days per week: tuesdays, Thursdays only

You are responsible for payment for those days. Additional days attended during the week will be billed at the daily rate. weekly rates do not apply unless you are enrolled for the weekly program.

Half day children staying after 12:00 pm: Charged an additional $12.00 per day.

Half day children staying after 1:00 pm: Charged an additional $10.00 per day.

Children arriving between 6:45 — 7:00am: Charged an additional $1.50 per day. Maximum $20.00 per month. Late fee: Children picked up after 6:00pm are charged $15.00 for the first 15 minutes and then $5.00 for each additional minute after 6:15pm.

A $25 nsf fee will be billed to your account if a check is returned unpaid by your bank.


Summer Swim Fees



I enrolled my son after waiting 3 months on their waiting list. This school came highly recommended to me by a few fellow parents. I was very particular and involved when choosing child care for my son. (We’d previously been to 4 other child care providers and had some not so great experiences including the YMCA, which was the worst experience!). This place has by far surpassed every other school. I cannot express how impressed I am with Terri and her school. Every staff I’ve met has been pleasant, courteous and competent. It’s a huge relief and peace of mind to have confidence in the care my son is receiving while we’re away at work. Not to mention, they’re one of the most affordable care centers in town. Needless to say, it was well worth the wait and I couldn’t be more honored to have our son attending Happy Trails.
— Leah Mein

Our Wonderful Long Time Teachers & Staff Members

This institution is an equal

opportunity provider and employer.

Excellent Tucson Preschool Teachers
Best Preschool Teachers
Happy Trails Preschool Mrs. Jackie

And There's a Fantastic Summer Swimming Program?

Can't Swim Yet?  No Problem Our Certified

Teachers Will Help!

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After going from daycare to daycare in Tucson not finding anything in my opinion worth while, we were blessed to find Happy Trails Preschool. My son and daughter have been attending Happy Trails for almost a year, and the growth and learning development has been remarkable. As a single father I have struggled with finding the right care for my children, and fortunately for me I have found Happy Trails School. My kids love the teachers and thrive in the different environments provided daily and year round. They absolutely love the Summer program and the different programs and carnivals throughout the year.
— Sean

Time For Chapel, Daily Prayer, and The American Flag Ceremony

Morning Flag and Prayer Assembly is at 9:15 - Monday through Friday. Parents are invited to join us for Children's Chapel and Morning Prayer Assembly


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