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Early Childhood Program Highlights

  • Joy in discovery and a zest for learning come naturally to young children. Our faculty are skilled and caring educators who encourage these innate qualities.

  • very low student/teacher ratio helps teachers know each child well as they carefully monitor the child's participation and progress in all areas.

  • Two-thirds of Hathaway Brown School faculty have master's degrees. All teachers engage in ongoing professional development

  • The Early Childhood Program uses a co-teaching model so that each classroom is led by two qualified teachers. 

  • Teachers welcome close, continuing communication with parents.

  • Specialty teachers in the areas of music, dance, computer, Spanish and physical education extend the classroom programming
  • Music and Movement teachers use the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education.

  • Student portfolios consisting of photographs, projects and work samples are compiled over the course of the year to document student achievement, as well as to create meaningful "memory books" for families. An end-of-the-year Portfolio Sharing Day is an opportunity for each family to meet with the teachers and review the completed portfolio before taking it home.
  • Our HB Library has more than 27,000 books, providing unparalleled resources for students, teachers and parents. Our librarian teaches Early Childhood library classes in addition to reviewing books as The Plain Dealer's children's literature critic.
  • Our EC teachers have presented at national and international conferences, have been published in professional journals, and have received multiple Catalyst grants to extend curricular programming.
  • Our Early Childhood Global Scholars program is a partnership between Early Childhood students and the Upper School Global Scholars whereby older students will teach the younger students about cultures using interactive storytelling, incorporating music and traditional costumes. With this partnership, students in both divisions will learn more about others and themselves. Click here to learn more.
  • Our project based learning approach to instruction allows our teachers to take a teachable moment into real life learning.
  • The HB Early Childhood Program is the first in the region to adopt the innovative Storyline curricular model, using narrative as a framework for extending theme-based learning.

Shaker Heights, Ohio Girls K-12 Coed Early Childhood

19600 North Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 P: 216.932.4214
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