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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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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed. .

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"Thank you for all the love and care that Willem has received in the last 2.5 years from you. We think of you as the Willem whisperer. You understand our intelligent but very stubborn son and give him so much patience and love. You will be missed. We could not have chosen a better teacher for Willem."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Beach in a Bottle

You Will Need:

A trip to the beach, lake or creek, and supplies: plastic bottle, super glue, permanent marker, and a label


Have your child fill the bottle with sand and water from the beach, along with his favorite sea shells or small pieces of driftwood. Seal the top using super glue (keep the glue out of your child’s reach and let the bottle dry before using it with him). Label with the date and location of your outing.


At the beach, enjoy searching for “just the right” seashells. Ask your child, “Will a large one fit in your bottle?”; “How many do we need?”;  “Could a fish live in your bottle?”; “How much sand do we need?”; “Where does the sand come from?”; “Is the sand the same at all beaches?”

Try to stay away from seaweed and other living plants, since they are perishable and will rot after a while. Or, set the expectation that you’ll have a “throw-away” bottle that can only be used for a set amount of time.

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