Pet Pals (2-3 years)
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MORGAN C., LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Morgan worked with children for ten years, including working at another Christian center for two years, before joining our center in 2021. She has completed an Associates in Arts degree and is CPR and First Aid Certified.  Morgan works full time from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.​

KATE F., ASSISTANT TEACHER

​Ms. Kate worked as a school aide and substitute teacher at a Christian Academy before joining Hillcrest in 2022.  She has completed college coursework in Elementary Education and is CPR and First Aid certified.  Kate works full time from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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ENVIRONMENT
  • An invigorating classroom where children begin to discover their independence and capabilities

  • A print rich environment promotes letter recognition

  • Teachers promote independence by allowing children to repeat skills until they are mastered

  • Children have daily opportunities for exploratory play

  • Materials are plentiful and kept on low, open shelves for the children to have easy access to them

  • This classroom is licensed for up to fourteen children

CURRICULUM
  • Lesson plans consist of activities in social emotional growth, motor skill development, acquisition of language, cognitive development and Christianity

  • Activities are planned using individual time, small groups, large groups, and music and movement

  • Hands on activities promote the development of fine motor skills necessary for writing

  • Children develop social emotional skills of entering play, taking turns and playing with other children

  • Teachers read to children in group and individual settings

  • Teachers use patience and understanding while working with children and families on potty training. They support parents’ efforts by collaborating with them on each child’s needs.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
  • Teachers encourage and welcome parent participation and involvement

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2020 “TWINKLE, TWINKLE” By The Pet Pals
2020 “TWINKLE, TWINKLE” By The Pet Pals

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2019 “LET IT SHINE” By The Pet Pals
2019 “LET IT SHINE” By The Pet Pals

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2020 “ADVENTURE AWAITS” By The Cyclones
2020 “ADVENTURE AWAITS” By The Cyclones

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2020 “TWINKLE, TWINKLE” By The Pet Pals
2020 “TWINKLE, TWINKLE” By The Pet Pals

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