Sprouts - 18mo - 30mo - In our Sprout room, our ratio is starting at 1:5 children. Children in this room will learn through some organized lessons throughout the day, but mostly through free-play.
Shoots - Preschool - 2.5- 4yrs - In our Shoots room, our ratio is starting at 1:5 children. Once your child is potty trained and developmentally ready, they will be transition to this room that focuses more on having times throughout the day to sit and learn than in our Sprouts room.
Sunbeams - Pre-K - 4yrs + older - In our Sunbeams room, our ratio is starting at 1:10 children. This room is structured more as a preschool room with more challenging educational objectives. Our hope is to prepare them for Kindergarten and get used to a larger classroom setting. Your child will be moved to the next classroom at the discretion of our staff AND parents. We aim to have smooth transitions that encourage growth and comfort simultaneously.
Hannah’s World provides developmentally and age-appropriate daily plans for each classroom. We want your child to learn to sit when it is appropriate, but feel that many fundamental lessons are learned through play (problem solving, sharing, cleaning up, organizing, etc.). Time is made each day for both independent play and group work. We also like to enhance our learning through centers (blocks, dramatic play, cars, puzzles, games, and sensory activities), music, crafts, literacy, exercise and outdoor play. Each week, we center around a particular theme around which our teachers plan activities.
“As a parent, one of the many questions you may ask when starting a new child care center, PreSchool, or PreK program is, “What curriculum do you follow?”
Having a cohesive curriculum throughout a program not only benefits children, but also helps the teachers as they develop their lesson plans. God has blessed us tremendously here at Hannah’s World with experienced teachers, so while we have a few set curriculum in place to connect all of our rooms, our teachers will tend to incorporate what works well for them and for the specific needs of the children in their care.
Our first curriculum highlight is TouchMath. This is a curriculum that stuck out to us because of its incorporation of senses. It has been proven to reach different types of learners and set a strong foundation in math skills. Some highlights of TouchMath are its…
- Research-driven, multisensory approach that works for students of all ability levels and learning styles
- TouchPoints that help develop math literacy and bridge the gap to memorization
- Step-by-step methodology that guides students through the concrete and pictorial stages to abstract learning
- Periodic assessments that prepare students for future testings
- Teacher training opportunities
Our second curriculum highlight is Handwriting Without Tears. Just like TouchMath, this curriculum appealed to us because of its incorporation of senses. It has been proven to reach different types of learners and set a strong foundation in handwriting skills. Some highlights of Handwriting Without Tears are its…
- Proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for students
- Hands-on, educational instruction methods
- Teaching of the easiest skills first, then building on prior knowledge
- Letters being taught in a sequence that makes sense developmentally
- Aligning with the Common Core Standards