Learning approach and features
Hively Avenue Preschool is an active, hands-on learning environment. We participate in "Minds in Motion," a program of physical activities that prepares a child to be focused and ready to learn.
We introduce preschool children to a letter of the alphabet each week. Many of our activities, songs, crafts and stories reinforce the letter of the week.
We have separate spaces for learning and play. Our "Play Center Rooms" are filled with age-appropriate toys and activities geared for creative dramatic play. Our classrooms are cozy and allow for less distractions and a more focused learning environment.
We introduce children to colors, numbers and shapes and we work on pre-reading, pre-writing and writing skills.
We have a weekly Bible time when we introduce the children to Bible stories and character-building "virtues of the month."
Our class sizes are small, which allows each child to receive individual attention from a trained, experienced teacher.
The preschool provides a daily snack.
To provide a safe, supportive and nurturing atmosphere where each child feels he/she is special, unique and a loved child of God.
To introduce each child to basic learning concepts (letters, numbers, colors, and shapes) as well as social skills to help lay the foundation for future learning.
To use active, hands-on learning to encourage growth socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
To teach each child how to cooperate with others, resolve conflicts, and develop healthy relationships.
To encourage and support parents as they launch their children into the school years.
We take the children on at least two field trips each school year; one in the fall, and the other in spring. Other special events are scheduled throughout the year to encourage families to be involved in the child’s education.
Parent/Teacher night is held in the fall. Parent/Teacher conferences are held in the spring.
We work with the PACE program (Preschool Assisting Children’s Education) offering speech therapy to preschool-aged children in the community who demonstrate a need and qualify for such services.