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From Interstate 80 take Highway 113 North. Exit at Hutchison Drive. Stay to the right, merging east onto Hutchison Drive. Move into the left lane. Proceed straight across Health Sciences Drive, passing green houses on the left, begin looking for a center turn lane. Proceed into center turn lane, turn left onto Extension Center Circle. Proceed west on Extension Center Circle, turn right at first entrance to the Lot C parking lot. Proceeding straight ahead toward the yellow building will take you into the drop off/pick up lane in front of Hutchison Child Development Center. Should you miss the left turn from Hutchison onto Extension Center Circle, continue thru the La Rue and Hutchison intersection. Make a U turn using the parking lot on the right. Proceed west on Hutchison, crossing La Rue, passing the REC Pool on the right. Turn right onto Extension Center Circle, turn right at first entrance to parking lot and proceed to yellow building at the rear of the parking lot.

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Kindergarten Prep children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Our READY for SCHOOL program helps your child reach his or her greatest potential in all areas including beginning reading and writing skills, math and science concepts, large and small muscle skills, and social and emotional development.

Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

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  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
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Learning at Home

Mashed Potatoes

You Will Need:

Milk, potatoes, a peeler, a pot, water, and stove top.

Directions:

Show your child how to wash and peel the potatoes. Help her carefully peel them, and then cut the potatoes in half and boil them until soft. Drain the water.  Then, have her measure and pour in a small amount of milk and butter and mash them together. Adjust your expectations based on the age and skills of your child.

Tip:

Read and review the recipe with your child before starting. Preparing dinner together is a meaningful way to reconnect after a day apart.


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