Strong Beginnings

Superintendent Galaviz Dear Canutillo Community,

As we reflect on the past academic year and look ahead to the future, it's crucial to underscore the profound impact of early childhood education on the trajectory of our students' lives. The formative years of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten serve as the bedrock upon which a lifetime of learning is built. It's during these critical stages that children develop their love for learning, laying the foundation for long-term success.

One need only look at the remarkable achievements of our students to witness the transformative power of early childhood education. Just this past week, KVIA featured a heartwarming story that showcased the incredible journey of Canutillo Elementary kindergarten teacher, Kaitlynn Escontrias, and her students. Together, they embarked on a captivating exploration of "Fantastic Animals," culminating in the creation and publication of their very own book.

This inspiring endeavor is a testament to the dedication and ingenuity of our educators, who continually go above and beyond to nurture the intellectual curiosity of our youngest learners. Through innovative teaching methods and a nurturing classroom environment, our teachers empower students to dream big and reach for the stars. The "Fantastic Animals" book exemplifies the limitless potential that lies within each and every child, waiting to be unleashed through the power of education.

Early childhood education isn't just about imparting academic knowledge; it's about instilling a lifelong passion for learning and fostering essential skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Research unequivocally demonstrates that children who have access to high-quality pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs are better equipped to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.

As we embark on the journey of a new school year, I urge our young families with children aged 3, 4, and 5 to consider enrolling them in one of the diverse kindergarten or pre-kindergarten programs offered within the district. Whether it's through our traditional classroom settings, specialized enrichment programs, or innovative early learning centers, we are committed to providing every child with a nurturing and stimulating educational experience.

Enrolling your child is quick and easy. Simply visit to begin the registration process. Our dedicated team of educators and support staff is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth transition into our vibrant learning community.

Together, let us embark on a journey of discovery and growth, where every child has the opportunity to flourish and thrive. By investing in early childhood education, we are not only laying the groundwork for academic success but also sowing the seeds of a brighter future for generations to come.

Thank you for your unwavering support and partnership in shaping the next generation of leaders, innovators, and changemakers. Together, we can unlock the boundless potential that resides within each and every child.

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools