INSPIRE Preschool

Our Preschool

AT INSPIRE PRESCHOOL our goal is to help your child use creativity, music, and movement as they explore and learn. Our program will be centered around music, movement, and the arts, while giving your child a strong educational foundation. We strive to prepare each student to be ready for Kindergarten through our Pre-School and Pre-K classes.

WE OFFER a structured learning environment where your child will discover their world through music, engaging centers (letter recognition, math, gross/fine motor skills, reading, art, etc.), small and large manipulatives, snack preparation, crafts and group circle time.

MULTIPLE STUDIES link music study to academic achievement. More and more studies are also showing that music is important for brain development. With schools removing the arts from daily curriculum, INSPIRE’s goal is to bring music, movement, and the arts back into education.

“We have been very pleased with INSPIRE’s preschool. It is a very positive, loving and nurturing environment. Our daughter has not only grown academically but socially as well. We love that she is able partake in the arts during preschool as well as afterwards. It is a really love of hers. She is able to participate and express herself in a dance class right after preschool which I feel is a very well-rounded experience.” – Maia Rudolph, Parent

Preschool Tuition

Morning (9-11 AM)/Afternoon (1:30-3:30 PM) Classes & Pre-Pay Discounts Available

  • Ages 3-4 | Preschool
  • Ages 4-5 | *Pre-K
  • Full Week/A-la-carte Classes
  • Tues/Thurs
  • M/W/F
  • M-F or any combination
  • $165/month
  • $225/month
  • $$ Varies

BONUS OFFER! Add music theatre, dance, or music class for an additional $35/month, per class.

4 and 5-day options available. Please contact our office for details (480) 830-5955,

*Must be going into kindergarten the following school year. +Pre-pay through Dec gets a 5% discount, through May gets a 10% discount. Pre-payment must occur before Aug. 1 to receive a full discount.

“We love INSPIRE Preschool. First of all, I am a clean freak and it’s hard to find a place for children that is clean to my standards. I never question the cleanliness of the school when I drop my daughter off. Second, my daughter is a very active kid, like most. INSPIRE Preschool keeps her engaged with music and dance. My daughter loves telling me about her day or singing me a song that she learned. The preschool dance teacher is great with all the girls too! (A plus for the dance portion, the costumes are on the modest side which is something my husband and I were hoping for when we signed her up for her recital). We highly recommend INSPIRE Entertainment Preschool and dance classes.” – Tracey Romero, Parent

*Registration open online or in studio!
INSPIRE Entertainment
4469 E Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85234

Meet the Teachers

Julie Buckley

Julie Buckley

Preschool Teacher

Julie has 18 years of experience as an elementary instructional interventionist and teacher assistant in the Mesa Public Schools.

Julie Buckley is happily married for 38 years with four boys and 3 grandchildren.  Julie has 18 years of experience as an elementary instructional interventionist and teacher assistant in the Mesa Public Schools.  She has worked in the Title 1 reading Lab with the most up to date researched techniques for reading development. She has also taught in a Montessori preschool.  She has certifications in Dibels Next State Testing; Phonemic Awareness; Group Comprehension and Fluency Strategies; and Diagnostic Intervention for Struggling Readers. She knows the importance of vocabulary and oral language in developing reading comprehension and math skills. 

Julie has always had a love of music, gymnastics, and art.  As a youth, she was in Honor Choir, a State Gymnast, and Cheerleader. She grew up in Mesa and graduated top 20 in her class from Westwood High School.  Julie has loved spending the majority of her life serving as a church primary music leader, teacher, and choir director.  She also was a Cub Scout den leader for 5 years.  She performed for 16 years in a Community choir.  Julie loves to sew, golf, sing, and play with her grandchildren.  

She is a friendly and energetic teacher who enjoys helping children learn through music and movement.  She loves to encourage her students with hands-on manipulatives while learning reading and math skills. As an educator and Grandmother, Julie is eager to use playful activities to engage her young students’ desire to learn about the world around them.