Young children learn through play. At Hanna Perkins, a private preschool in Shaker Heights, Ohio, your child will have fun while developing internal controls and the ability to operate independently within a structured setting. These are the essentials of preschool and the foundation for a love of learning.
You’ll have an active role in your child’s first school experience.
You want your child to enjoy coming to school, and so do we. Together, our initial focus is on helping both you and your child get to know the classroom, supporting your child in having fun in school while managing the many feelings about being apart from you, and forming a relationship with the teacher – itself a new concept for preschool children. Through this relationship, your child will grow to take pleasure in learning and mastering the other challenges that are part of school.
Language and writing skills are embedded in 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 a wide variety of manipulatives. Social studies, science and art are taught using an emergent-curriculum approach.