Harwood Hills Country School is dedicated to the belief that your child deserves a program which maximizes personal growth and development.
We believe effective Early Childhood Education continually strives to meet individual development needs and also offers a wide variety of enrichment opportunities.
Children's cognitive, social and physical needs are best met in a setting where their interests and abilities are carefully nurtured by a mature and caring staff. At Harwood Hills Country School we are committed to providing experiences and curriculum which encourage your child to develop to his or her fullest potential.
- To provide a sound educational foundation which will foster success in later school experiences.
- To foster and encourage your child's innate ability to learn.
- To provide a comprehensive and balanced sequence of learning experiences.
- To provide an opportunity for your child to gain social and learning skills at a rate consistent with individual development.
- To help your child develop confidence and self esteem in a supportive learning environment.
The children in each instructional group participate in a variety of hands-on activities which provide challenge and encourage creativity and curiosity. Each day your child will grow developmentally in all skill areas through exposure to:
Art - creative expression is encouraged through the use of varied media such as paint, crayons, chalk, and clay.
Music - Rhythm, song, and dance activities foster musical appreciation, increase comprehension and retention, and are sure to put a smile on your child's face.
Movement - A combination of creative movement games and gross motor activities help develop your child's body awareness.
Dramatic and Creative Play - Formal and informal play activities expand your child's understanding of families, community, and self.
Circle Time - Story time, finger plays, puppetry, story telling, group games, and songs introduce your child to the joys of learning.
Language - Your child is introduced to letters and letter sounds through a variety of motivating literature-based activities.
Numbers - Your child is introduced to beginning number concepts, logic, and problem solving as well as counting, classifying, matching, and measurement.
Science - Cooking projects, experiments, nature walks, and discovery activities help your child explore the world through the five senses.