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In Hopkins, we call ourselves an E-12+ system because we know and believe that early childhood learning is an essential component of the school experience. In this discussion, we explore why those early years are so crucial for child development. According to our guests, it is in early childhood and through preschool programs that students develop a love of learning and begin to develop skills like curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Early childhood provides community and connection to our families. In Hopkins, preschool programs are offered in all of our in-person elementary schools, creating a sense of belonging for little ones and setting the stage for positive school experiences. In this episode, we also discuss early childhood special education. Across the country, we are seeing an increase in students under the age of five who qualify for services. We discuss the reasons for this and also the ways in which Hopkins is meeting the needs of all scholars.

Guests:
Sara Chovan, Early Learning Assistant Director
Kathy Willett, Preschool Supervisor
Jennifer Muller, Early Childhood Special Education Lead and Teacher

Resource Links
Hopkins Preschool Enrollment for 2024-25
(Opens in late February through March)

Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education

Hopkins Early Childhood Special Education

Hopkins Early Childhood Screening

Spanish Immersion Preschool in Hopkins
In Hopkins, we call ourselves an E-12+ system because we know and believe that early childhood learning is an essential component of the school experience. In this discussion, we explore why those early years are so crucial for child development. According to our guests, it is in early childhood and through preschool programs that students develop a love of learning and begin to develop skills like curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Early childhood provides community and connection to our families. In Hopkins, preschool programs are offered in all of our in-person elementary schools, creating a sense of belonging for little ones and setting the stage for positive school experiences. In this episode, we also discuss early childhood special education. Across the country, we are seeing an increase in students under the age of five who qualify for services. We discuss the reasons for this and also the ways in which Hopkins is meeting the needs of all scholars. Guests: Sara Chovan, Early Learning Assistant Director Kathy Willett, Preschool Supervisor Jennifer Muller, Early Childhood Special Education Lead and Teacher Resource Links Hopkins Preschool Enrollment for 2024-25 (Opens in late February through March) Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education Hopkins Early Childhood Special Education Hopkins Early Childhood Screening Spanish Immersion Preschool in Hopkins leggi di più leggi meno

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