Schedules & Curriculum

At Huggs Day School we offer a variety of schedules including 2, 3, 4 or 5 mornings, afternoons or full days within the framework of 9am to 4pm.  Each day when you and your child arrive at school you will be individually greeted at the front door by a director and at the classroom door by your child’s teachers.  Your child’s daily schedule will include a choice time, gym or backyard play, snack time, story time, meeting time, and music time.  Music time includes songs, finger plays, musical instruments, and creative movement activities.

Our curriculum was pioneered at Lesley College, a leading educational institution in the field of early childhood education.  It is based upon a thematic approach to education.  The themes chosen are topics that are familiar to young children and that reflect experiences in their environment.  We include themes such as ourselves, families, pets and animals, seasons, holidays, dinosaurs, and outer space.  Within each curriculum theme there are hands-on, open-ended activities in all the curriculum areas including art, science, story time, meeting time discussions, and music & movement. Prereading and mathematical concepts are approached in a similar manner.  The classroom is filled with educational toys and materials that reinforce these concepts.  The joy of reading is explored each day at story time introducing high quality children’s literature.  We use numbers and letters throughout the day in concrete, meaningful ways. Children love learning in this multi-disciplinary approach and are often heard happily discussing their day with their parent or caretaker as they leave school.

 

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