Mt. Hebron Nursery School views our children as unique people with individual strengths, interests and needs. It is our goal to help our children develop their full potential by providing a positive safe environment for exploring, problem solving, communicating and learning to become self-sufficient all the while recognizing that children learn in a variety of different ways.
Our school year is from September through late May, and we follow the Howard County Public School System’s calendar for holidays and breaks as well as inclement weather. Each classroom will have a credentialed and degreed Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher. If you’d like to learn more about our Teachers and Staff click here!
Our Program (2014-2015)
Mt. Hebron Nursery School is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit school for two, three, four, and five year old children. We offer a variety of class options for your child based on their age. Each of our class options are offered for both a morning and afternoon sessions. All of our class sessions are half day with morning session running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and the afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Enrichment classes are offered 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for four year olds.
Enrichment activities will be open ended, hands-on, experiential and/or movement oriented and will incorporate either math, language and literacy, science, the arts, social studies, physical health and personal and social development in a fun way. We will focus on creativity and problem solving during our time together.
NEW FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!
Classes are from 9:00 am-11:30 am and 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
Both our 9:00-11:30am and our 9:00-1:00pm programs offer theme based developmentally appropriate programs designed to nurture and educate the children in all areas of development.
Educational activities for both academic skills and social and emotional development are introduced at circle time and embedded throughout the day as children learn by doing. Children interact in large group, small group and individual class activities through out the day with a strong emphasis on language development, literacy, and math. Specialists in music, physical education, and art provide additional interactive programming for our students.
Extended Day Program:
Mount Hebron Nursery School Extended Day Program is designed to provide a warm, supportive and nurturing environment for students after their regular school day. The students will have opportunities to enjoy developmentally (or age) appropriate activities and explore a variety of classroom interest areas. The students will have a balance of quiet and active play including free play both inside and outside and time for snack. The Extended Day Program is a multi-aged setting for children who are three, four and five years old. The Extended Day is offered from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. For days offered and fees, please see our registration pages.
Mount Hebron Nursery School Enrichment Program is designed to provide additional learning opportunities for students after their regular school day. The students will engage in unique, challenging and fun activities exploring a variety of topics and themes. These enrichment classes will offer students opportunities to explore particular interests and extend their learning experiences. The classes are offered in ten-week sessions. Students may enroll in one or multiple sessions during the school year. The Enrichment Program is a multi-aged setting for children who are three, four or five years old. The Enrichment Program is offered from 1:00-3:00 pm. For days offered and fees, please see our registration pages.
Dear Parents, Friends and Guests,
Thank you for visiting the MHNS web site. We have provided a wealth of information about our programs, our staff, and our curriculum. Since 1963, our purpose has been to provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment that preserves the experience of childhood through a carefully planned, developmentally appropriate approach to learning. We provide a quality, developmental, curriculum that fosters the curiosity, social, emotional, motor, approaches to learning, academic and cognitive growth of each child. Our state-approved curriculum is emergent and meets the needs of the individual child. Through a play-centered approach to learning, children gain knowledge and discover their world through hands-on experiences.
We wish for children to experience and develop curiosity, imagination, self-esteem, to offer opportunities to expand their knowledge; and to be encouraged and supported as they face new developmental milestones. Our staff are among the very best in the state. They are highly skilled in the field of Early Childhood Education and are committed to their own ongoing professional development so they can better serve your children and our program. We believe our job is to partner with you as parents and support you as you face the early years of your child’s growth and development.
It would be a pleasure to get to know you. If you would like to learn more about Mt. Hebron Nursery School, please peruse the rest of this website and call our office for a tour. We know that when you visit, you will see, firsthand, the heart, passion and love we have for guiding young lives in their first school experience.
Amy C. Schroeder