Welcome to Mrs. Siegel's Preschool Class!
Hello DSA Preschool Coyotes! My name is Mrs. Kelli Siegel and I am so excited to be teaching Preschool at Desert Sun Academy for the 2022-23 school year! I am looking forward to another great year ahead by providing all of my students with wonderful opportunities every day to LEARN through PLAY-based activities, including classroom center time, circle time, outdoor recess time, just to name a few.
I am dedicated to teaching my Preschool students the importance of becoming kind, responsible, compassionate, and independent individuals. As young children engage, discover, and explore our developmentally appropriate classroom & outdoor environment, my goal is for them to naturally develop a lifetime love for learning. My philosophy as an early childhood educator is for children to be motivated to learn because of the many child-directed, engaging, hands-on play opportunities available to them throughout their Preschool day. These child-led play opportunities help students to learn / practice necessary social skills for school success and to follow their true interests for a more engaging learning experience. To support the children's overall growth & development, I am committed to making sure my young learners, at all levels, have many opportunities to further develop their social & emotional competency, their language & communication skills, their creative development, their cognitive skills, and their fine and gross motor development. It is my passion to help children learn how to become caring and helpful members of society. By mentoring my students through their social interactions or conflicts with peers, I observe young children learning the importance of using positive social skills that will help them to build strong friendships as well as develop important people skills that they will use throughout their lifetime.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. We are going to have a FANTASTIC year!!
**Morning drop-off: 9:05-9:10 am -- park & walk your child up to the Main parking lot gate to drop-off your child to their teachers
**Afternoon pick-up: 3:05-3:10 pm -- park & walk up to the North (uncovered) parking lot gate to pick-up your child from their teachers
Please be sure to send your child with the following items to school every day (put child's name on all items):
- Full-size backpack
- Reusable water bottle
- Lunch (w/ice packs to keep food cold)