Class Size Matters
For ideal instruction and interaction with each child, we keep our class size for our private kindergarten program to a maximum of 20 students.
Core Knowledge Curriculum
Our curriculum includes a variety of subjects so children are well-prepared for the next step in their education… first grade! These subjects include language arts, visual arts, science, math and history.
Our Core Knowledge Curriculum offers at-home activities and additional learning for parents and children. These guides include stories – both well-known and of diverse traditions, history, math, science, visual arts, music, opportunities for exploring nature and more (including sections on how children learn to read)!
At Kids Harbor, it’s important that our staff be equipped with technology that allows them to focus on our students instead of paperwork. It’s also important your child is equipped with the tools that best prepares him for the real world.
Touch screen computers
Our students work with the latest in technology. We not only learn how to use computers, but also how to treat them. Daily interaction with tools and technology help students learn the value of equipment and the difference between toys and computers.
“Private Kindergarten at Kid’s Harbor of Hamilton Mill far exceeded my expectations. We have a son that has a late summer birthday and we decided to add an extra year of early learning prior to sending to mainstream school. What a great decision this was! He is reading, doing math, writing sentences and has a basic understanding of multiple science topics such as the weather, eco-systems, and the human body but, most of all, he developed a love for learning and excitement for school! We feel that the amazing teachers at Kids Harbor of Hamilton Mill provided our son with an educational base to propel him to success upon entering elementary school. Thank you Kids Harbor!”
iPads and Tadpoles
We have iPads in every classroom, complete with the Tadpoles interactive communication tool. This not only keeps parents informed and engaged throughout the day, but also helps teachers stay on track with class lesson plans and learning objectives.
A replacement for what parents may remember as ‘overhead projectors’, we equip our private kindergarten classrooms with interactive “smart” boards.
These boards help make learning fun, allowing a hands-on approach for students and the flexibility for teachers to support multiple learning styles (visual, audio and tactile learning).
Students interact with the board and classmates. This offers students to fully participate in class, contributing to presentations by touching, hearing, drawing and writing on the board. Students also learn to feel comfortable standing in front of their peers, strengthening their self-confidence and preparing them for future public or group interaction.
Our students come from a multitude of backgrounds, and we want our students to appreciate each other for who they are and not what they wear. Not only do our students carry pride in their school there is less stress over choosing what to wear each day, there are many additional benefits of having uniforms for school.
Parents actually save money (and time) shopping for school clothing. Did you know that a national survey of school leaders reported 86% believed “one of the main benefits to parents is that school uniforms are more cost-effective than regular apparel.”
Our uniforms are very cost effective, washable and durable (and your mornings are a little easier!
We travel in our safe school buses to many educational sites throughout the area that include lessons on history like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historical site, hands-on learning like science museums, and just plain fun, friendship building trips.
The most exciting part of the school year (and bittersweet for our staff), is seeing your children graduate from kindergarten! Our parents are confident their children are ready for first grade – armed with the knowledge and confidence as they enter the big world of “first grade”!
At their graduation ceremony, children receive cap and gowns, diplomas, pomp and circumstance and their own reception after the ceremony.
Most daycares schedule a tour but Kids Harbor allows you to come and see their establishment at anytime which proves they are always 100% at their best. I called several times a day in the beginning (yes I was that mom) and I was able to speak directly with the teachers for an update.
I really enjoy the staff at Kids Harbor. The prices are affordable and their hours fit perfect with my schedule. The center is very child friendly & clean. The teachers are very engaged in the teaching & learning of our children. When I drop my son off in the morning I am NOT worried about his safety. I know he’s in GOOD hands!!
Kid’s Harbor is fantastic!!!! The teachers and staff are so professional. My daughter just finished pre-k and we loved it so much she is going to attend private Kindergarten! The teachers create a structured environment. I teach elementary school and can’t say enough great things about Kid’s Harbor!
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