We are excited and pleased to introduce you to the wonderful, passionate and committed educators who are working at Hana International Kindergarten. Please take a moment to meet “Our Family!” We invited each of them to describe why they love working with children.
Pre-School 1&2, K-1, K-2, K-3
Use of thematic (hands-on) weekly lessons designed to help students explore and learn together while exposing children to rich language, fine motor skills, sensory learning, and a variety of basic concepts such as colors, shapes, animals, nursery rhymes, and seasonal units! Mobile toddlers are shifting from feeling secure to exploring their environment and eventually to developing an identity. We understand the natural developmental of children and develop our curriculum according to their needs.
1-2 years 8:00 am - 3:30 pmapply now
Ready-made sequence of activities to expose students to a wealth of variety and learning lessons to stimulate his/her growing brain. Students learn through Montessori-inspired "practical life" activities. Learning through play and having an adult acknowledge the child’s success are the basis for a child to flourish socially and emotionally. Play enables a child to feel good about him or herself and supports a child’s willingness to persist at a task. With the emphasis on “play and autonomy,” each child will express his or her feelings safely and honestly and will be given opportunities to take more responsibility for self. A child’s social development will be enhanced by play experiences that include opportunities to take turns, cooperate together, and work out problems without adult interference.
2-3 years 8:00 am - 3:30 pmapply now
Three year olds are full of wonder and spend a lot of time watching, observing, and imitating. Their imagination is working at all times. They are particularly interested in perfecting their fine motor skills that they once found it challenging when they were two years old. A three-year-old loves to pour, mix, mash and squeeze. All of our classrooms are designed with learning centers, which give children the opportunity to play by themselves or in groups. Traditional subjects such as math, language skills and social studies are integrated into the learning centers and introduced in the context of play. Most importantly, learning centers offers opportunities for intellectual and social development, which is the key to a successful transition to our pre-kindergarten program.
3-4 years 8:00 am - 3:30 pmapply now
Students will begin to get ready for K-3! They will begin to recognize both uppercase and lower-case letters, be phonologically aware (repeating sounds/sentences, rhyme, syllables, blending, beginning), letter writing, music, math, science, and social studies. All of this is achieved through hands-on and engaging activities that require critical thinking! Through our thematic based curriculum, modified Montessori methods that provide for the exploration of individual interests as they develop, high academic standards, and a strong focus on social development, HCIK students will aspire to become lifelong learners.
4-5 years 8:00 am - 3:30 pmapply now
Your child should feel confident in her ability to meet the complex challenges. In K3 students will focus on achieving high academic standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Comprehension, Language grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. At age 5, your child’s sense of independence will skyrocket. Accompanying that growing independence is a sponge-like eagerness for facts about the world around him/her. Meanwhile, your child’s internal landscape is still ripe with imagination. This combination yields a powerful time for exploration and creativity. Prepare to be delighted and surprised by your child's growth on a daily basis!
5-6 years 8:00 am - 3:30 pmapply now