Childcare For Essential Workers

  • IMAGE: LEAP Frog Mascot on lily pad. The Marana Unified School District is committed to providing a childcare program to ensure minimal disruption to First Responders and Essential Healthcare Workers. 


    If you are a First Responder or Essential Healthcare Worker and are in need of care for your child until in-person classroom instruction begins, please complete this Childcare Request Form. An MUSD staff member will contact you directly regarding your request.


    MUSD’s Learning, Enrichment and Play (LEAP) childcare program for essential workers operates from 6am-6pm, Monday – Friday, beginning Wednesday August 5. The program will follow the school year calendar and be closed on weekends and holidays. 


    The program is open to First Responders and Essential Healthcare Workers in need of care for children 3 years to 12 years of age. (3-4 ages must be at a site with a preschool and be fully toilet trained).


    All Learning, Enrichment and Play (LEAP) sites are licensed facilities that provide secure, supervised learning and play experiences.






    6:00am - 6:00pm



    One child: $4.55 per hour. Registration fee: $55.00. (currently waived)


    Each additional child - $3.87 per hour. Registration fee: $45.00 each child (currently waived)


    Each LEAP room will operate at no more than a 1:9 ratio, with one adult assigned to a group of nine children. There will be no more than nine children per room. Space may be limited and prescribed CDC and state guidelines followed.


    LEAP is offered at the following locations:

    • Butterfield Elementary School

    • Coyote Trail Elementary School – Has a preschool

    • DeGrazia Elementary School

    • Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School – Has a preschool

    • Estes Elementary School – Has a preschool

    • Gladden Farms Elementary School – Has a preschool

    • Ironwood Elementary School

    • Picture Rocks Elementary School

    • Quail Run Elementary School  - Has a preschool

    • Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School – Has a preschool

    • Roadrunner Elementary School – Has a preschool

    • Twin Peaks K-8 School


    Aligned with prescribed CDC and the Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines, each location will:

    • monitor for symptoms associated with respiratory infections,
    • children with symptoms of respiratory infection and/or a fever will not attend the program,
    • encourage social distancing through strategies to minimize student touch/interactions,
    • follow recommended cleaning of surfaces including disinfecting main touchpoints such as detailing doorknobs, light switches, handles, tables, etc.,
    • practice preventative measures including reminding students to wash hands frequently, avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth, and to cover coughs and sneezes.