Thank you for entrusting your most valued treasure with us at HSES. We work very hard to ensure that each child and family feels welcome, loved, and safe. Every moment matters! We couldn't be more pleased with the first two days of school. We hope you are too! Walking through the classrooms you can see everything from process art, puppets and stories, songs and finger plays, read-alouds, conversations, and so much more. Evidence of best practices in early childhood are abundant and woven into each day here at HSES. We know this creates meaningful learning for all.
As we settle into the new year, we also know that each child has different needs and temperaments in the beginning. Some children are flexible and jump right into a new environment and some children are slow to warm up and take time to adapt. As educators, we know these ranges of temperament are completely normal and are expected at the beginning of a new year. Please know that your children are in wonderful hands. Our teachers are doing everything they can to connect and create relationships with each student in their class. Thank you for doing your part in talking positively, having confidence, and not lingering at drop-off. If you would like to check on your child during the day, please don't hesitate to call! We'll be happy to provide a progress report on how they're doing.
These are wonderful books to read with your child as they transition back to school:
- Oh my Baby, Little One by K. Appelt
- Goodbye, Hello by S. Rodde
- Owl Babies by M. Waddell
- The Kissing Hand and a Pocketful of Kisses by A. Penn
- Shawn Goes to School by P.Breinburg
- The Runaway Bunny by MW Brown
- Don't Forget to Come Back by R. Harris
- Willy Bear by M. Kantrowitz