SNOW DAY: February 7, Hearts and Hands Preschool will be closed.
Located at Parsippany Presbyterian Church. 1675 Rt. 46, Parsippany, NJ.
Preschool children are developing skills in physical, social, emotional and intellectual areas. As they spend time immersed within each age group those skills are continuing to build. In our youngest classes children are exploring and building the basic skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning. They are learning about separation and sharing but more important they should be allowed to explore their environment and soak in everything around them through hands on activities and freedom.
Once children enter the 3 year old class their physical development and coordination has really made progress doing such things as catching a ball and jumping. Their social and emotional development is enabling them to learn to share and follow rules, and their intellectual development has begun to show in their expression of feelings, communicating needs and asking questions along with a growing attention span.
As 4 year olds, children have not only grown taller but their physical development shows in areas such as dressing themselves, cutting with scissors and writing. They have feelings of being “big”. This is shown in their social and emotional development where dramatic play can be pretending to be moms, dads and even doctors. They are mastering games and learning to take turns. Their intellectual development has burst into questions about why and how things happen and they are beginning to reason and develop classification skills.
To offer a professional, high quality preschool program to families living in the greater Parsippany area. The intellectual, social, and spiritual development* of the child is the focus of Hearts and Hands. Friendly, qualified teachers and safe, well maintained classrooms and play areas will be what set this program apart from others. Like the church itself, Hearts and Hands is not for profit. Our vision is to prepare children for a lifetime of learning and wholeness.
*Hearts and Hands is not primarily for religious instruction. Judeo-Christian values, however, such as honesty, caring, loving, helping others and respect for our Creator form the foundation of who we are as a faith community and are reflected in the program.