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Our Preschool Program

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Each of our incredible teachers hold space for similar learning experiences and routines. These routines are flexible as they strive to meet students’ changing emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs. Below is a peek into what your child will experience in our preschool classes. 


Arrival: Good mornings for everyone! Students arrive, put away belongings, and greet one another. 


Morning Meeting/Circle Time: Students and teacher gather to share in activities such as songs, poems, counting and patterns, games, calendar, question of the day, and show and tell.  


Exploratory Centers/Imaginative Free Play: Students have the opportunity to choose from activities that interest them: art, sensory play, imaginative play, building. 


Bathroom/Snack Time: The class uses the bathroom, washes hands, and gathers together for snack time. Daily snack will consist of kid-friendly food and conversation. 


Outdoor Time: Students play outside on the playground and enjoy nature in our green space. They practice independence and grow in social and gross motor skills. 


Story Time and Literacy Learning: Students build their listening and comprehension skills through read alouds and movement. Literacy skills such as letter and sound recognition and fine motor skills such as writing are explored. 

 

Curriculum

 

During the school year the children will play, imagine, create, and move. They will explore different themes that excite them, while also engaging in literacy and math learning (ABCs, counting, shapes, patterns, etc).

Some of these areas of discovery are:

 

  • All about me and my family

  • Friendship

  • Space and the sun, moon, and stars

  • Rainbows

  • Winter weather, animals, and holidays

  • The body and how we move and play

  • Pumpkins and changing leaves

  • Community helpers

  • How plants grow

  • Dinosaurs

  • Birds and Nests

  • Baking

  • Butterflies and ladybugs

 

Music

 

Each week, students will enjoy music class and explore instruments, rhythms, song, and movement. 

 

Behavior + Social and Emotional Development

 

Our teachers strive to create a classroom family where students feel valued and safe. Each day is full of teachable moments at the Preschool. When behavioral issues arise, teachers use emotional mirroring, redirection, and modeling of appropriate behavior. We intentionally teach social and emotional skills such as caring for others, following directions, active listening, recognizing and naming emotions, and expressing feelings verbally. We value collaboration and open communication with our preschool families as the home is the foundational learning environment for each child. 

Nondiscrimination Policy

Hamblen Park Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations including the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, children and families we serve.

Classes for 3 & Turning 4 Year Olds

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Our goal is to not exceed 8 students per class. Your child must be 3 years old on or before

August 31, 2023 and fully POTTY TRAINED (independently using the bathroom, pulling clothing up

and down) to be eligible.

 

Classes for 4 & 5 Year Olds

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our goal is to not exceed 10 students per class.  Your child must be 4 years old on or

before August 31, 2023 to be eligible.

Rhythms and Routines

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