Preschool

About our Preschool Room

Hamburg Preschool ClassroomIn our Preschool Room, there is a strong focus on strengthening a child's independence skills. This is the unique age where children are toilet training, want to do everything themselves, and are becoming more group focused during play. They are learning to communicate their wants and needs to others in words versus tantrums and fits. Teachers encourage a child's self help skills by teaching them manners, how to dress themselves, how to brush their teeth, and how to communicate, along with many other things.

As well as teaching independence, Preschool is also very educationally focused. Their daily schedule is consistent each day, and includes activities such as free choice play, circle time, and teacher led centers. The curriculum in this room is theme based, and includes such skills as the alphabet, sounds that correlate, recognizing words and names, numbers, shapes, colors, counting, simple patterns, and sorting. Assessments are given by teachers to track growth and areas of focus, while portfolios are kept for each child's work. Teachers encourage children in all areas, and the growth is very apparent as they prepare for our Pre-Kindergarten Program.

Hamburg Preschooler PlayingPreschool Daily Schedule

7-9:25 Breakfast (until 8:30) /Open Centers
9:30 Circle Time (jobs, calendar, welcome, weather, daily curriculum)
10:00 Morning Snack
10:15 Story
10:30 Outside/Gross Motor Activity
11:30 Story & Curriculum Introduction
11:45 Teacher Led Centers (includes weekly themed curriculum)
12:30 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Nap
3:15 Snack
3:30 Afternoon Circle Time
4:00 Outside/Gross Motor Activity
5:00 Open Centers