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Hawlemont Preschool

10 School Street.
Charlemont, MA 01339

(413) 339-8316


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Hawlemont Regional School is a community of learners. We believe in the innate goodness of every child, and we recognize the right of each individual to grow in an atmosphere of caring, to love life and learning, to develop a sense of discipline and responsibility, and to interact creatively with their world. Within our small community, we practice justice and promote an allegiance to the democratic values on which our nation was founded. We affirm the right of our students to the knowledge and skills which will enable them to take their place as productive members in the larger society of which we are a part. The Mohawk Trail Regional School District is committed to educate every student in its care by providing the skills, knowledge and values necessary for individuals to be capable and concerned participants in society.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:30 - 8:45 AM Arrival Time
Children go to tables where hands-on materials are available (greetings and conversation; writing and drawing; small manipulatives for constructing such as Legos and playdough.)
8:45 - 9:00 AM Morning Meeting
Children join in movement games, songs, and finger plays, then listen to discussions and stories before planning for the day.
9:00 - 10:15 AM Work Time
Children choose among a variety of learning areas and may be asked to join in a small group activities led by a teacher during part of this time.
10:15 - 10:30 AM Clean-up
Children put away toys and materials, use the bathroom and help set tables for snack.
10:30 - 10:45 AM Snack
Children eat snack, review the day's activities and make plans for tomorrow.
10:45 - 11:30 AM Outdoor Play
Children engage in a variety of large-muscle activities, outdoors if weather permits.
11:15 - 11:30 AM Departure "
Excerpted from the preschool's website