Parks and Recreation

Preschool/Pre-K programs

The Parks and Recreation Department offers an established, fully licensed, creative, hands-on curriculum that is differentiated to meet children where they are and allows for long periods of time to play and explore the environment. Children self-select activities that encompass all areas of physical and cognitive development including math and science exploration, literacy and communication, dramatic play, creative arts, small motor, sensory play, and construction. Time is spent each day with individual children, small groups, and the entire group. The programs meet in the Gillham Recreation Center and utilize all resources, including the gym, library and playgrounds.

This program utilizes a play, theme and inquiry based approach that is communicated to parents through a monthly calendar.  Each day will follow a routine that includes Small Motor Activity; Large Group; Free Choice Time; and Outside Play. 

Our Mission
Children come to school as competent, naturally motivated learners. The mission of the Huntington Woods 3 Year Old and Pre-Kindergarten Programs is to ensure that these characteristics are maintained and strengthened, and to set the stage for learning by preparing a rich and varied environment and encouraging children to engage in activities which carry their development forward in an active learning classroom.

3 Year Old Program (children must be 3 years old by September 1) registration full for 2020/2021
The program is designed to prepare each child for a smooth transition to the 4 year old Pre-K Program.

Monday – Friday                

Children:  3 day minimum
                Lunch option available
                Must be potty-trained 
                Bring their own snack

For More Information Contact Vicki Rickard, 3 Year Old Lead Teacher,Pre3rec@hwmi.org     

Pre-K Program (children entering kindergarten in the Fall)  Program is full for 2020/21
This program is designed to prepare each child for a smooth transition to kindergarten. 

Half and full day sessions are offered.  The program schedule times are as follows:
              Monday - Friday, 8:15a- 11:15a            Half Day Program (lunch option available)
              Monday - Friday, 8:15a- 3:00p              Full Day Program

Flexible scheduling allows you to choose the number of days per week your child participates (3 half-day minimum).  Days may be added as needed. 

For more information contact:  Terri Nielsen, Pre-K Lead TeacherTnielsen@hwmi.org 

Both programs follow the Berkley School calendar - the programs are closed when Burton Elementary School is not in session. Our school year is September – May.

Registration information for the current school year can be found in the Winter edition of the Hometown Herald.

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