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Our Learning 

Our children will find meaning in what they do both at and outside of school, with site visit work in our community. Leaving preschool each day with new vocabulary, a heightened sense of curiosity, persistence to problem solve, cooperative play skills, and excited to communicate their new learning. 

The role of the teacher in our preschools is to facilitate and pose questions designed to support the natural curiosity in each child, scaffolding their learning of new vocabulary and foundational academic skills in authentic ways using hands on project work in the natural science areas. Project work that includes the integration of traditional academic skills feeds children’s cognitive development. Developing the thinking, questioning, and investigation skills to be ready to enter kindergarten as independent and confident learners. 

Curriculum  

Each quarter, teachers will introduce broad topics, and children will initiate learning experiences integrated within the topics across all subject areas. Through interests and the Indiana Preschool Foundations, children and staff will engage in in-depth investigations that maximize each student’s potential and develop them into 21st century learners and leaders. 

While all students in the HSE Preschool of the Natural Sciences will be exposed to the overall content each quarter, the learning experiences may vary from classroom to classroom or student group to student group. For example, during the Quarter 1 Family experience, one class may talk about family members that live in their home while another may talk about different types of residences. They will investigate and study and learn from their interests. 

During each quarter, read a louds, study trips, and hands-on activities will be used to deepen children’s knowledge. 

Curriculum 18-19 pdf

On-Going Experiences 
Author studies, Community of Fishers, Weather, Seasons 

Quarter 1 Experiences 
Family  
All About Me 
Friends 
Pets 

Quarter 2 Experiences 
Animals: Zoo, Farm, Water 
Food/Nutrition 

Quarter 3 Experiences  
Transportation 
Community & Community Helpers 

Quarter 4 Experiences  
Seeds, Trees & Plants  
Insects 

Progress Reports 

Each quarter, progress reports will be available on Skyward. For students who receive services, a separate quarterly report will be sent home with information on IEP goal progress. The daily schedule for each class varies. 

Preschool of the Natural Sciences

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

12451 Brooks School Road
Fishers, IN 46037 

317-915-4256 (office)
317-915-4259 (fax)

Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.