Kelli Siegel & Deb Miller
Kellli Siegel, Head Teacher
My name is Kelli Siegel and I am the Head Preschool Teacher on the ECS Campus. I have been a CCUSD employee for 8 years, working in both Kindergarten and the Developmental Preschool program. I absolutely LOVE teaching preschool and look forward to having fun everyday with the children as well as exploring and learning too. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University and am continuing my passion for teaching by receiving my Graduate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am an AZ native and live with my husband Brian and two teenage boys in Scottsdale. I enjoy doing family activities, watching my boys play football, and working out to stay healthy. The goals I have for my class this year are for the children to enjoy learning and discovering new things, to help further develop their creativity, to reinforce social skills of how to be a good friend and how to properly interact with peers and adults, to expand the children’s knowledge through class experiences of reading, science, and math and, most importantly, to learn everyday through play. My philosophy is that I want the children to be motivated to learn when they have opportunities to play in an hands-on environment that is enriching, stimulating, and safe to explore, making their everyday school experiences positive ones. I believe it is important for children to believe in themselves and know that they are a part of the world community in order to help the children become caring and active members of society.
Deb Miller, Teacher Assistant
My name is Deb Miller and I am the Teacher Assistant at the ECS Campus site with the amazing Kelli Siegel. I have been a Teacher’s Assistant for ECS since 1997. I have had the privilege to have worked with many children over the years in CCUSD. I have raised my 3 children with my husband Tom in Cave Creek and plan on eventually retiring someday in this area. I LOVE helping the children grow each day and look forward to coming to work every day.
Snapshots of all the wonderful things we are learning in preschool
Core Preschool Sequence Guidelines.
World Language French and Spanish.
This program for 3-5 year olds is specifically designed to provide your child with the solid foundation he or she will need for later learning in kindergarten and beyond. The Core Preschool Sequence is a set of guidelines based on scientific research about how young children learn. This curriculum focuses on identifying specific goals in all areas of learning, setting high expectations for all children. www.coreknowledge.org World Spanish/French is offered to build a child’s knowledge of second-language learning. Full-time classes, part-time morning, afternoon classes and lunch bunch are offered. Other opportunities like: High School Peer Tutors from Cactus Shadows High School and Inclusive classroom opportunities with Developmental Preschool are also part of the curriculum.
Monthly Lesson Plans