Academics: Little Chiefs Preschool
The Little Chiefs Preschool is an integral part of the child development curriculum at Hopatcong High School.
The preschool program is a preparation program for Kindergarten and will take place 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) at the Hopatcong High School. For the 2017-18 school year, the program will run from October 12, 2017 through June 7, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm.
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The Little Chiefs Preschool Program is available to Hopatcong residents with toilet trained children who are 4 years of age. The program will run three days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Hopatcong High School from 9:00am - 1:00pm. It will begin on October 12, 2017 and end on June 7, 2018. The program is free; however the parent/guardian is responsible for providing transportation. For additional information please contact Mr. Todd Jensen, the Preschool Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for Little Chiefs Preschool will be open from May 4 – 24, 2017. Enrollment will be limited to 15 students. Children who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2017 and are fully toilet trained are eligible as applicants for the program.
Applications are available online, as well as in the High School Main Office. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, applications will be received on a first come, first served basis. Parents will then be notified of their child’s acceptance by May 31st.
Because the preschool program is primarily a High School course, consistent attendance by the preschoolers is necessary for its success. In order for high school students to complete their assignments, please do not enroll your child if you do not intend to send them all 3 days each week. If your child comes sporadically or is absent for more than two weeks for any reason other than medical, we reserve the right to enroll another child in your child’s place.
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The Little Chiefs Preschool is a free preparation program for Kindergarten that includes a New Jersey Department of Education and Board Approved early literacy curricula. Activities include Math, Pre- Writing Skills, Technology, Library, Physical Education, Music and Movement and lots of fun in our learning centers.
The program adheres to Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards set forth by the State of New Jersey. The Teaching Lab is part of the Future Teachers Academy program, which is an elective for high school students who are interested in a career in education or child development. This course provides High School students with an understanding of the various strategies used in a preschool setting to encourage development and learning. Under the direction of a certified preschool teacher, high school students will be both teachers and observers in order to gain confidence, knowledge, and skills in careers relating to children and teaching.