HCS School Readiness

Pre-K Application

NIEER

Meet and exceed the ten Quality Indicator Benchmarks as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research.

Smarter Happier Baby™

Helps parents of infants and toddlers (0-30 months) close the "talk gap" to build their babies' brains, improve their social and emotional wellbeing, and make them more prepared for school and for life.

LENA Start™

Learn to use the LENA System to monitor the home language environment, and how to use techniques to improve the quantity and quality of adult-child talk.

About School Readiness (Pre-K)

HCS Pre-kindergarten Program

Students

The School Readiness Department works to ensure that Pre-kindergarten students have access to a high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment to prepare them for school success. Each class climate will assure individualized learning that supports diversity, curiosity and self-regulation. The children in the Pre-K programs play, create, explore, learn and succeed.

NIEER

The Pre-K programs are aligned to meet and exceed the ten Quality Indicator Benchmarks as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The curriculum used is research-based and aligned with state and national standards.

Prepared

The program requirements are built on the premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the following developmental domains:

  • Approach to play and learning
  • Emotional and social development
  • Health and physical development
  • Language development and communication
  • Cognitive development

Babies of Huntsville

Raise a Smarter, Happier Baby!

Free classes for parents of babies 0-30 months

Spring sessions begin April 25, 2017

Tuesdays (Spanish) or Thursdays (English), 9:00am

Fall sessions begin September 2017

Both day and night classes offered in the fall

Your baby's brain is doing 80% of its growing right now!

How you talk with your baby now makes a big difference. Smarter Happier Baby™ classes give you:

  • Thirteen FREE 1-hour group sessions
  • Technology to help you measure talk
  • Childcare during classes
  • Classes in Spanish or English
  • All materials, including free books
  • Family meals provided
  • Guaranteed slot in HCS Pre-K upon completion

Smarter Happier Baby™

Helps parents of infants and toddlers (0-30 months) close the "talk gap" to build their babies' brains, improve their social and emotional wellbeing, and make them more prepared for school and for life.

LENA Start™

Get involved in a short series of instructional meetings where parents learn to use the LENA System to monitor the home language environment, and how to use techniques to improve the quantity and quality of adult-child talk.

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Huntsville City Schools
200 White Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
HCS Primary Telephone: (256) 428-6800

Helen Scott
School Readiness Director: (256) 428-6995

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