You arrived here because you care. You have a youngster who is precious, and you are not willing to surrender this precious gift to just any preschool. Well, we are not just any preschool - We are a classical preschool! Welcome!
CLASSICAL PRESCHOOL AT HIGHLANDS LATIN
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
3-Day and 5-Day Options available | 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Enrichment Afternoons| 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
After School Play and Learn (PAL) | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
In a happy, healthy, safe, and nurturing Christian environment, our enthusiastic and committed staff, led by a qualified teacher, will help your child develop the habits, attitudes, and skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten and on into first grade.
Preschool children learn primarily through play and exploration. They're learning about numbers, shapes, colors, and letters of the alphabet. They’re also learning social skills and how to interact, play, and share with others.
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Highlands Latin Cottage School
363 Route 3
South China, ME 04358
*COVID Concerns - See Below
Here at Highlands Latin Cottage School, our preschool students are taking their first steps in building a strong foundation on which all future learning will rest.
Students are engaged in a variety of activities to advance their fine and gross motor skills,
social-emotional strength, handwriting, number sense, word recognition, and memory work.
EXAMPLE PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM
Learn alphabet: upper and lower case
Recognize single sounds and whole words
Narrate classic children's stories
Memorize nursery rhymes
Boost listening skills
Print legible letters and numbers
Learn proper pencil grip
Recognize, spell, and write first name
Identify numerals 1 to 10
Sort items by shape, size, and pattern
Distinguish between Same/Different and More/Less
Study time-related concepts such as Day/Night
HLS Preschool - An Extraordinarily Joyful Education
Literature is at the heart of our program. Extraordinary books have been hand-selected by our curriculum provider, Memoria Press, and used in conjunction with themed lessons. These classics inspire students to engage, create, and learn while igniting in them a love of reading. Weekly themes cover a variety of topics from science and geography to culture and character building. Parallel themes will be used throughout the week to provide a backdrop for other enrichment classes like art and music.
Daily opportunities to participate in developmentally-appropriate activities that help children learn new skills or practice existing skills in a fun, imaginative, engaging, and supportive learning environment.
Preschoolers will increase their observation skills as they discover and imitate famous artists and their works of art.
Interactive Read Aloud
Purposeful and planned story time encourages preschoolers to actively participate by asking and answering questions and making predictions.
Paired with a favorite book, singing, chanting, playing, and moving with rhythm instruments and vocal exploration enhance story-telling activities. Students will learn and memorize patriotic songs and Christian hymns.
Encourages healthy habits and a positive attitude toward physical
exercise through fun and active play.
COVID SHUTDOWN CONCERNS
If COVID 19 spikes during the upcoming school year, we will do our best to continue educating students at school.
follow all guidelines established by the CDC to keep staff and students safe
keep the class size for each teacher below 9, as groups of 10 are allowed to meet during the shutdown
keep students spread out over three floors to allow proper physical distancing