Hanna Perkins preschool classroomHanna Perkins Preschool is a 5-day preschool for children ages 3-6. Preschool classes run 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. and include lunch prepared each day in our on-site kitchen with organic and locally-grown foods.

Educational model:

  • Small classes with a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, providing ample time for teachers to work with and understand children individually
  • Teachers with extensive training based on emergent practices, ongoing research and a 60-year record of success
  • Use of child development specialists as part of the educational team – providing more resources dedicated to each child
  • Respect for each child as an individual with unique strengths and weaknesses, and a curriculum tailored to his or her specific needs
  • Language and writing skills are built into all aspects of the curriculum, frequently using teacher- and children-made books
  • Numbers and math are taught using concrete materials, allowing the children to discover math concepts as they explore the wide variety of manipulatives provided
  • Social studies, science and art are taught using an emergent-curriculum approach
  • Focus on helping children identify their feelings and put them into words
  • Emphasis on teacher and peer relationships as a foundation to learning
  • Encouragement for each child to explore and master a variety of skill sets, while making limits and boundaries explicit so children develop their own inner controls
  • Practices that empower children to resolve differences with others in cooperative and constructive ways

The best way to experience our programs is by visiting. To schedule a tour, please click here to contact our Educational Director.

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