Our philosophy is firmly based on child-led discovery.
There are no formal worksheets or assigned desks. Our open classroom allows children to move between learning centers, where they may develop and practice different skills. Play is done with intention, and parent-teachers are there to scaffold the child.
Children represent their perception of their world through play.
S.T.E.A.M. is integrated throughout our day. Building with blocks is the physical application of physics and mathematics. Painting is conceptualizing the imagination and bringing form in art. Sculpting clay and exploring mud are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics at their core.
HPP children learn to express their needs, emotions, and insights with the acquisition and use of language in all forms. These skills become the cornerstone allowing even our youngest members to confidently relate to their peers, environment, and ideas. Our preschoolers are encouraged to engage their environment and peers at their pace. We strive to create a safe and respectful space for all children. In doing so, they build confidence and a love of learning. This confidence becomes the foundation for a successful academic career in the future.
At Hillsboro Parent Preschool, we see the whole child.
We understand our society places great emphasis on developing the academic child. We have found this has left a void in the social growth of many young children. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in supporting a child’s social and emotional education and expanding a parent’s many skills and strengths. Our members learn to navigate conflict healthily and lovingly – with empathy and compassion.