About the HHS Preschool Program

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  • In the preschool program, we strive to help each child attain a positive self concept. Socialization, sharing, and the value of friendship are also stressed. Throughout the semester, high school students work with the preschool children in a student-teacher capacity. Each week has a designated theme in which the high school students are responsible for creating a lesson and planning activities, games, and songs to carry out the learning experience. Guests and other appropriate activities are often included to enhance the learning experiences for children.

    Class Size

    Each class is limited to 20 children: 10 girls and 10 boys.

    If you would like to visit the preschool classroom, please contact Lauren Stauffer, Family and Consumer Sciences Department Chairperson, to schedule a time to observe. She can be reached by phone 717-898-5553 or e-mail.

    2020-21 Group Tours

    Preschool tours of our Hempfield High School Preschool Lab, which were scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 and Friday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. are now cancelled due to the mandated closing of schools. New tour dates will be determined and communicated at a later time. 

    Preschool Requirements

    • Parents must provide transportation to and from school for their child.
    • 2-Day Preschool: Your son/daughter must be at least 3 years old and toilet trained as of September 1, 2020. To secure your son/daughter’s place in our preschool program for the 2020-21 school year, please complete the online application starting February 10, 2020.
    • 3-Day Preschool: Your son/daughter must be at least 4 years old and toilet trained as of September 1, 2020. The focus of the 3-day program is kindergarten readiness. To secure your son/daughter’s place in our preschool program for the 2019-20 school year, please complete the online application starting February 10, 2020.