Programs

Green Hills offers pre-school and pre-kindergarten classes. School day choices are 2-5 days/week; Mornings Only 9-12noon or Extended Day until 2:30. We:
  • Provide age appropriate experiences for 3-5 ½ year olds, using a rich array of stimulating materials, activities and quality literature.
  • Promote Social/Emotional, Language, Cognitive, Motor & Perceptual Development as well as Literacy & Math Concepts.
  • Encourage children to actively explore their environment.
  • Guide each child in building self-confidence and self-control.
  • Foster meaningful partnerships with our families.
  • Perform developmental tracking and parent/teacher conferencing.

Our Environment

Our charming residential setting offers home-like surroundings in a safe, clean, spacious and well-ordered learning environment. Our large outdoor play yard lends itself well to active physical play and social interactions. Our school is fully equipped with high quality equipment and materials.

Daily Activities

The teachers offer planned activities, as well as provide opportunities for spontaneous learning and "teachable moments". We use thematic curriculum units selected to inspire a child's interest, wonder and curiosity.

A Typical Day...

Greeting Circle: 5-10min.
Children are to arrive by 9a.m. so that they can be a part of this important daily ritual. There is a greeting sung and events of the day are announced.

Open Playtime: 50-60 min.
Interest areas including Art/Cooking, Unit Blocks, Dramatic Play, Life Science Area, Sensory, Math & Manipulatives, and the Book/Story Corner are open to be explored.

Snack Time: 15-20 min.
Beginning with proper hand-washing techniques, a family-style snack is provided by the school. Children learn to wait for a turn, learn how to pour, count one-to-one, practice basic table manners while enjoy meaningful conversations.

Small Group Time: 15-30 min.
This is a teacher-directed time that includes story time, theme related activities, developmental skill tracking, pre-literacy and writing activities, language arts activities, and crafts.

Outdoor Playtime: 50-60 min.
Children explore climbers, playhouses, bikes, balls, building, grass games, sand & water play, easels, gardening, etc.

Large Group (music & movement): 15-20 min.
The children participate in singing, dancing, rhythm activities, movement explorations, circle games, finger plays, playing musical instruments, and skits.

Daily Review Time: 5-10min.
At the end of the school day the children talk about what they did and record it on the class "white board". Children are expected to stay until the class ends at noon to participate in this daily ritual.

Extended Day Program: noon-2:30 p.m.
Children who enroll for the Extended Day Program, bring their own lunch to school, have an afternoon Open Playtime, as well as Outdoor Playtime and Storytime. No naptime is offered.

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