Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that:
- Every student, every day is finding a way to feel CONNECTED (Embrace).
- Every student, everyday is being CHALLENGED (Educate) by new learnings and experiences.
- Every student, every day knows they have a HERO (Empower) they can turn to.
I am happy your child will be attending our preschool and am confident you have made the right choice for your child’s education. HUSD Preschool is dedicated to providing high quality, developmentally appropriate learning experience for every child. Our students are our first priority. Preschool is an exciting time, filled with wonder and exploration.
Currently, we serve families with children ages three to five years with funding from Head Start and California State Preschool Programs. Our programs are part -day (3 or 3.5 hrs.); full day (6.5 hrs.) located at most elementary schools campuses throughout the district.
Our preschool programs include a rich developmentally appropriate curriculum known as High Scope. We also utilize a valid and reliable assessment tool known as Desired Results Developmental Profile 2015. We conduct parent-teacher conferences for both Head Start and State programs, as well as home visits for our Head Start families.
We are thrilled to be a member of the No Excuses University Network of Schools. To be accepted into this prestigious network of schools, our staff, students, and parents focused on the “Six Exceptional Systems” based on the No Excuses University model. This endeavor helps to build a bridge for all students to attend college as it begins promoting a comprehensive college readiness model starting in pre-kindergarten. Hemet Preschool (the FIRST preschool in California) is now part of a growing No Excuses Network of Schools across the country.
We promote a culture of college and career readiness in our preschool. We believe that children deserve the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they choose to attend. Statistics show that children from many households have low expectations for attending higher education. Hemet Preschool is taking the challenge to change that belief.
We also educate our preschool students on the importance of social-emotional and building strong character traits. Even though we understand students need strong academic skills as they prepare for college and future career, they must also possess strong interpersonal skills in order to reach their full potential.
We believe that parental involvement in school life is KEY to student success. Children need to know that there is a strong connection between school and home. There are many opportunities for families and the community to work alongside us in partnership as we prepare our students for kindergarten and prepare our classrooms for incoming students. Your early involvement with your child’s education will promote future success in your child’s growth and development. We truly pride ourselves on the fact that parent involvement (at any level) is an integral part of our culture it is a meaningful part of who we are, and not only do the children take notice, but also it strengthens our community in a truly meaningful way.
HUSD preschool staff work together as a team toward a common vision and goals. Our preschool goals are aligned with HUSD goals of Teaching and Learning; Systems of Support; and Culture & Climate. We strive for continuous improvement.
On behalf of the preschool staff, I would like to thank you for entrusting your children and being part of the HUSD Preschool family.
We welcome your application for preschool services throughout the year.
Dr. Alice Chung