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Preschool | Nonsectarian | 169 students |
Based on 16 ratings
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Best choice I made for my children's early education! This is my third year at Desert Sun. I am so happy with this school and their philosophy! The teachers are amazing! Their training in "conscious discipline" and how they apply it in their teaching is exemplary! My children have benefited so much from this school, I cannot recommend it enough! They learned so much, from academics to life skills, and made great friends! The school provides high quality education to student and help parents become better educators for their children! The school does not have an all-day program, which some parents do want. But, they offer both morning and afternoon classes!! They love parent involvement, so if you are able and like being part of the community and helping out in the classroom, you will love this school! They are accredited through the NAEYC and have received 5 out of 5 stars in the Quality First rating AZ system for preschool providers. From Parent/Toddler classes to Kindergarten, Desert Sun provides a holistic education to help kids be their best! LOVE!
I absolutely love Desert Sun! My children have each attended the Parent-Tot classes through the Transitional Kindergarten Program. The teachers are knowledgeable, friendly, and focused on assisting children in developing the social and academic skills necessary for elementary school. In addition, staff members are well trained to monitor student interaction and to facilitate creative and effective learning opportunities. This school encourages and welcomes parental involvement. I love that fact that I can volunteer regularly in my child's classroom! There is a small student/teacher ratio, allowing teachers to truly get to know each of their students. I am extremely thankful for the friendships that my children have developed during their time at Desert Sun!
This school used to be 5 star. My first two years at this school were wonderful because of the teachers my children had. The third year was not so great. The Director is very unprofessional and has difficulty separating personal from professional. She is not open to positive conflict resolution. When she decided not to renew the contract of a masters degree transitional kindergarten teacher who had favorable reviews but wasn't well liked by the director because she spoke up about things in need of change that was the last straw for me! On top of that when I approached the Director about aggressive boys in my daughters class who were physical by hitting, pushing, throwing, etc she said they were active and in her opinion there was no issue to be addressed. I would no longer recommend this school to anyone.
My daughter loved her preschool year at Desert Sun. They have so many fun ways to learn and explore. It is a perfect environment for children to learn. My daughter was always covered in paint, mud or who-knows- what, but she loved it and so did I! The teachers really cared and treated each child with love and respect.
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