18 MONTHS THROUGH 4 YEAR OLDS/vpkPRESCHOOL
EXPLORING THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD! Our early childhood/preschool staff is committed to making your child’s transition from home to school a fun, welcoming and loving experience. We will work closely with you to ensure your child’s first learning experiences are positive and enjoyable. We offer a creative curriculum that addresses each child’s individual needs and learning styles. Our teachers deliver fun, hands-on activities that will make your child’s classrooms come alive. We provide a developmentally appropriate academic program that will build a solid foundation for a lifelong love of learning while fostering their spiritual development.
This option is available at Lake Mary Campus only Working with your family, our early childhood staff helps ease your little one into scheduled living and learning. Our teachers promote exploration by providing new experiences that stimulate your child’s senses such as painting, exploring textures with sensory tables (sand, water, shaving cream and play dough), planting seeds and tumble time. Colors, shapes, numbers and alphabet are introduced.
2 YEAR OLDS
Our nurturing teachers know how to ease the fear of separation for both parent and child. Your child will develop their independence while still feeling safe and secure. Our program provides ample opportunities for your child to make new friends, explore their creativity and experience learning in a social environment. Potty training skills learned at home are reinforced by our staff.
3 YEAR OLDS
Our three year old program is designed to promote learning through purposeful play and exploration. Our focus on pre-reading, math and problem solving equips your child with a solid foundation for future learning. Through art, music, outdoor activities and play we enhance your child’s creativity and motor skills. Sharing, helping and listening are reinforced in order to aid in social development.
4 YEAR OLDS/vpk
Our Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) 4 year old program provides an opportunity for your child to develop school readiness skills in an environment that encourages him or her to have fun while learning. VPK at HCLA is an exciting opportunity for four-year-olds to gain skills, self-confidence, and a love of learning. Classes focus on literacy and number sense in order to provide a solid foundation for future school success. Our four year old/VPK program is taught by VPK-certified teachers and offer fifteen hours of VPK instruction per week.
In order to be eligible for Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program your child must turn 4 by September 1st.
WHY HCLA PRESCHOOL?
What would we want to say here to summarize our program. What makes us different?
Our teachers use Creative Curriculum in the classroom. This play-based curriculum allows teachers to assess how their students learn best and modify their teaching according to those needs.
We believe it is very important to instill a love for Jesus at an early age. Through songs, bible stories, and activities they hear about Jesus daily! Students attend Chapel or get visits from our pastors on a weekly basis.
We have a variety of extracurricular activities to include gymnastics, soccer, languages, and technology activities. These activities vary by campus and may rotate on a daily basis.
Art and Music
There are many studies about the importance of learning with art and music. Plus it is just plain enjoyable so we include this throughout the week including worship music in Chapel.
Our Sanford Preschool: 5450 Holy Cross Ct. located at our Lower School off SR46 just west of I4. Your child can start in preschool and go through 4th at the same location.
Elaine Gonzalez, Early Childhood Director
Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Options: full-time, part-time
Ages: 2 – 4 years old/VPK
Open year round. With breaks for major holidays similar to a school calendar.
Our Lake Mary Preschool: 780 N. Sun Drive is located off Lake Mary Blvd. just east of I4. Your child can start here in preschool and continue into Elementary at our Lower School.
Kim Sanders, Preschool Director
Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Options: full-time, part-time
Ages: 18 months – 4 years old/VPK
Open school year only with major holiday breaks similar to a school calendar.
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780 N. Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746
18 months - 4 years old
5450 Holy Cross Ct., Sanford, FL 32771
Preschool - 5th Grade
100 Aero Ln., Sanford, FL 32771
6th - 12th Grade
Telephone: (407) 936-3636
HCLA admits children of any sex, race, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, which are made available to all children at the school. We do not discriminate in administration of our programs and policies.