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Hillsboro Parent Preschool

Po Box 304
Hillsboro, OR 97123-0304

(503) 648-4781


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"When children play they explore their own ideas and concepts, learning what no one else can teach them. At HPP, opportunities abound for each child to learn from hands-on experience in a carefully planned learning environment.
Healthy individual identities, positive self-esteem and a sense of community grow under the guidance of a qualified teacher. Encouraged to participate in the developmentally appropriate and anti-bias curriculum, children learn to respect and accept their own race, culture, gender, and physical as well as mental abilities.
At HPP, three-, four-, and five-year-old children attend classes together so each may benefit from this unique learning enviroment. In mixed age settings there is less competition and more collaboration. Less skilled children learn classroom routines, how to enter a group, and how to solve differences of opinion. They are introduced to the next level in learning by observing more experienced children. Later, they are able to be the role models and leaders for younger children.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Upon arrival, the children have one and a half hours of free time to choose among many learning activities. Play time absorbs children with these learning activities: blocks; sand or water play; small manipulative toys and games; dress up, house, and doll play; paint, dough, and creative art; climbing, balancing, and large muscle activity; puppets and play acting; snack preparation and science discovery projects.
The curriculum also incorporates field trip adventures. A group time follows where the teacher directs songs, fingerplays, movement, and language development activities activities with the class
Children participate in outdoor play to encourage interaction with the natural world, problem solving, cooperative and collaborative play, and gross motor development."
Excerpted from the preschool's website