School Readiness (Pre-K)

The School Readiness Department works to ensure that Pre-Kindergarten students have access to a high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment to prepare them for school success.  Each class' climate will assure individualized learning that supports diversity, curiosity and self-regulation.  The children in the Pre-K programs play, create, explore, learn and succeed.   The Pre-K programs are aligned to meet and exceed the ten Quality Indicator Benchmarks as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  The curriculum used is research-based and aligned with state and national standards.  The program requirements are built on the premise that to be successful, academically, in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the following developmental domains: 
  • Approach to play and learning
  • Emotional and social development
  • Health and physical development
  • Language development and communication
  • Cognitive development

Pre-K Outreach Informational Sessions (2019-2020):

Parents of upcoming Pre-K Students Attend to find out:

  1. How to apply for Pre-K.
  2. How to prepare your child for Pre-K.
  3. Answers to frequently asked questions.

*Parents are welcome to attend at any of the listed locations.

Dates, locations, and times:

Pre-K Application

  • The HCS Pre-K Application is now closed for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The HCS Pre-K Application will open for the 2019-2020 school year on April 1, 2019 (Applicants must be age 4, on or before September 1, 2019 to qualify.)

Pre-K "Meet the Teacher"

 "Meet the Teacher" will take place if your child is selected for the Pre-Kindergarten (Parents and selected Pre-K children should attend the session that best meets the parents'/teachers' schedules.)

Pre-K School Supplies List

(Please feel free to donate additional items to the classroom at your own will.)

  • Cloth mat with cover attached (please, no plastic mats)
  • Complete change of clothes (pants, shirt, socks, and underwear)
  • Backpack (large enough for a binder)
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • Container of Lysol wipes

Questions? Visit our FAQ page

Raise Smarter, Happier Babies

It’s never too early for education to begin! The LENA Start™ program uses the LENA System to help parents of infants and toddlers (0-30 months) close the "talk gap" to build their babies' brains, improve their social and emotional well-being, and help prepare them for school and for life. 

School Readiness Director:

Helen Scott

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