School Life

Take a peek at what it is like to be a part of the HPPDS school family.

From our engaging, whole-child curriculum, to our beautiful, child-friendly chapel services, you'll find there is always something exciting happening on our campus.

School News and Events

Spring in Music!

Springtime in music has been bustling with animal activity! Read more to learn why your child may have come home hopping and what they have been learning in the wonderful world of music with Mrs. Manders!

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Why We Love Play

Sometimes preschools that are considered "play-based" are assumed to be non-academic, as though it can only be one or the other. On the contrary, neuroscience research consistently points to play as the best way for a child to develop academic skills. Play in the early childhood years is essential for building healthy brain architecture; it creates the foundation upon which all later learning happens.

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Promoting Early Literacy

Next week we celebrate books! The book fair will be going on all week, plus PreK3-Kindergarten students will dress up as their favorite book character on Wednesday. Becoming interested in and excited about reading is one of the best indicators a child is ready to begin emergent reading, but do you know the necessary foundational components? It’s so much more than letters and letter sounds! Here is a summary of the four literacy objectives necessary for developing successful readers and how you can support your child's development in each area. (You see these on your progress reports in Toddler 3 and up).

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A Love of Reading

I love to read!  I love reading a good novel at the beach, flipping through magazines for home decorating ideas, reading educational material to become a better teacher. The world comes alive through the gift of books! Although children develop at their own pace, there are some things you can do at home to encourage your child to become a strong reader.

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Best Preschool 2018!

Thank you for voting HPPDS best preschool in Park Cities People for the second year in a row! It is an honor and a pleasure to serve this community. There are many things that make HPPDS special, and the fellowship and community of our families is certainly one of them...

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