Preschool is a time for children to expand their natural curiosity about the world around them as they work to construct knowledge, get along with others and utilize their interests and growing skills to reach out to the rest of the world. Our preschool program at Happy Hollow will activate, encourage and challenge the growth of each child's knowledge base, self-identity, independence, communication, creative problem solving, conflict resolution and self regulation skill sets while celebrating and respecting their unique character. Students within our program are mentored to reach their full potential as learners and individuals as we delve and immerse ourselves within an integrated curriculum based on social responsibility within a respectful community. We accept students who are 30 months to 5 years in our preschool and offer 2-5 days of half day or full day enrollment.
We are open from 7 :30am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday on a year round basis except for closures on holidays and teacher-in-service days.
Pre K Program
PreK at Happy Hollow, we use an integrated approach to teach academic subject areas where students are encouraged to explore, experiment and expand on ideas within a connected loop--art, music, literacy, language arts, science, social science, environmental science, geography, math, mindfulness and kindness. We combine many creative areas with the analytical and the academic in an effort to spark individual interest and the motivation to tackle challenges. We offer guided free play with materials that encourage imaginative thinking and creativity. We offer organized direct instruction time using different group sizes and objectives that focus on analytical and critical thinking skills, self regulation, listening, collaboration and cooperation. We provide guided learning through integrative stations and centers which are set up to present and expand on old and new ideas. Our focus and commitment is to the whole child, which spans the creative, independent, self-confident, capable, unique child.
Summer is a rich and wonderful experience for our entire learning community! As a year round school, we enjoy the promise of sunny days as we delve into our summer camp curriculum. We offer the same enrollment options for our students as our regular school year.