All of our programming is planned within the framework of a flexible and responsive curriculum, based on the Creative Curriculum. Our interest-based curriculum encompasses all the developmental areas, with an emphasis on learning through play in a structured and intentional environment. Each week contains academic skill builders, social and emotional skill builders, STEM and sensory, and specials (such as music, art, and fitness), in addition to the basic lesson plans. The teachers enrich the environment and expand on the learning to best suit the goals and needs of each individual student. Formal assessments are conducted twice yearly, along with parent/teacher conferences.
Miss Kari Jo
Kari Jo Fore, our school Director, has been working with children for over 25 years in corporate, private, and faith-based settings. Kari Jo has her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as her Early Childhood Administrator's Credential. She is committed to knowing each and every one of our students and families, and believes that building relationships provides the foundation for success at BHP. Kari Jo has been the Director at BHP since we opened our preschool in the fall of 2007. Her door is always open!
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Miss Angie's 3 & 4 Year Old Classes, Room 1
M,W,F Full Day 4's
T,TH Full Day 3's
Miss Angie comes to us with years of experience doing in-home childcare, teaching religion at Bethel Lutheran Church, and parenting her own 4 children (all BHP graduates!). Angie has a natural way of making children feel comfortable in school. When the children feel comfortable in their classroom, they feel comfortable exploring. When they feel comfortable exploring their classroom environment, they are learning all the time! Angie works with her students on social skills and being a part of the group setting, which are crucial skills for school readiness.
Miss Amy's 3 Year Old Full Day Classes, Room 2
M,W,F Full Days
T,TH Full Days
Working with some of our youngest students, Miss Amy understands the importance of warmth and trust in the relationship between student and teacher. In a field that is constantly evolving, Amy stays abreast of the latest educational tools and research, and eagerly applies it in her classroom. Students love coming to school, and never feel bored. Her classroom is alive with the sounds of learning.
Miss Cindy's Half Day Classes
M,W,F Morning 4's
T,TH Morning 3's
Miss Cindy has over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings and communities. Her love of preschool children is evident in her warm ways and fun attitude. She loves to incorporate music into every part of the day. There is never a shortage of arts and crafts, stories, and finger plays in Miss Cindy's classroom. Miss Cindy also teaches the Before School Care time, as well as co-teaching the 4K Lunch Bunch program.
Miss Alyssa's 3 Year Old Class
Miss Alyssa has grown up in the community of Hudson, and has worked with children in a variety of settings locally for the last several years. She has earned her Associates Degree specifically in Early Childhood Education. Alyssa creates a warm, loving, and trusting environment for children and parents. She believes that learning happens best with hands-on experiences and interactions with other children. Alyssa will also be working in Before and After School Care.
Miss Michelle's Full Day 4K+ Class, Room 5
Miss Michelle taught Kindergarten in another district for several years, and has a great understanding of the expectations of incoming Kindergarteners. Michelle believes that students need to be encouraged, praised, and challenged to become confident learners. Students are given a variety of hands-on situations to explore. Michelle utilizes many Responsive Classroom techniques in order to make the classroom feel like a family of learners and always nurtures and models caring relationships throughout the classroom.
Miss Emily's Full Day 4K+ Class, Room 6
Miss Emily has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development, and is in the process of earning her WI teaching license through DPI. She has been a preschool teacher, a preschool director, a substitute in the district, and most importantly a mom of two young children. Emily believes children learn best through play and experience, and incorporates that philosophy into all of her lessons. She loves to conduct science experiments with her students, and is an animal lover (with hedgehogs in the classroom!).
Miss Sally's 4KAM and 4KPM Classes, Room 7
Miss Sally is well-known for her volunteer involvement in the Hudson community. Her commitment to the children and youth of Hudson speaks volumes, and we are thrilled to have such a caring teacher join our team at BHP. She has her Master's Degree in Elementary Education, and has taught many grades with many specialties. She brings a warm and calm presence to the classroom, where children feel comfortable and curious. Curious students ask questions, try new things, and love to learn!
Cheri Monette, Office Manager
Miss Cheri is full time in her position, wearing many hats. Believe it or not, she has degrees in both finance and restaurant management. She is a familiar face in the office and the kitchen, and is pretty much willing to do anything and do it well. She's a valuable asset that keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes. She plans and prepares our well-rounded and interesting snack menus, keeps our financial records, manages our software, and substitute teaches as needed.