Welcome to Preschool! We are happy you have found us.
We are a public preschool program, serving children in the disctrict from age three until they are age eligible for kindergarten. We are an inclusive program, serving special education students in our district alongside typically-developing students, who pay tuition. Our preschool classrooms are located at Brooks School, Sand Creek, and Hoosier Road Elementary.
Our program is 5 days a week, for 3 hours each day. Our teachers are licensed early childhood and special education teachers. Our team includes speech, occupational and physical therapists and school psychologists to support students in need of services. We teach skills based on Indiana's Early Learning Foundations, which are academic and functional standards for preschoolers. Learn more about the foundations of our curriculum
here: Indiana Early Learning Foundations
We believe that children need an environment that fosters the natural acquisition of foundational school skills through play, intentional teaching of social and self-care skills, and instruction based on the developmental needs of each child. Our staff is highly skilled in reaching young learners to help them prepare for school and life in the 21st century.
Please call or email us with any questions you have. We are proud of our program and our community!
Jeanne R. Baldwin
Coordinator, Hamilton Southeastern Preschool
• Designed for children ages 3-5 years, who are not kindergarten age
• Days filled with the hands-on study of the natural sciences
The Preschool of the Natural Sciences for HSE Schools is based on the belief that children are naturally curious and eager to learn. This is a critical period of time for our youngest learners and an opportunity for our schools to support and push the growth of their overall development. This is accomplished by marrying authentic and thoughtful project work in the natural science areas with foundational academic skills. Our learners deserve a quality preschool experience in a school learning community that values, enhances, promotes and respects the intellectual and social-emotional growth of young children.
We believe all children are capable, creative, unique social learners eager to explore and communicate.
We offer half day preschool. Morning class hours are held Monday-Friday 8:15 - 11:15. Afternoon classes are held Monday-Friday 12:15 - 3:15. In our program, children who are 3-years-old and early 4-years-old typically attend in the morning, and children who are older 4-years-old and 5-years-old attend in the afternoon. Children must reside within HSE Schools to attend.
Our Preschool classes are located at Brooks School Elementary, Sand Creek Elementary, and Hoosier Road Elementary. Preschool placement is based upon home elementary for kindergarten.