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.
Missy Austreng, Director of Programming
Missy's passion for BHP began on the initial Bethel and BHP steering and planning committees. At that time, it was clear that she felt called to share the love of Jesus through spiritual connections, engaging relationships, and dedicated leadership. She is enthusiastic about nurturing children's individual strengths and supporting parents. Missy's career experience includes the roles of teacher, leader, planner, speaker, presenter, creator, and relationship builder in the preschool and at Bethel. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and communicates with love and grace.
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Allie Sulflow, Director of Business Operations
Allie is a graduate from St. Catherine University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. She has been working as a Business Operations Specialist at a large financial company in St. Paul for the past several years and prior to that she was a lead teacher at a childcare center in Prior Lake, MN. She's a valuable asset that will keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. She will be planning and preparing our well-rounded and interesting snack menus, keeping our financial records, and managing our facility.
Miss Angie's 3 & 4 Year Old Classes,
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 Emily's 3 Year Half Day Classes
M,W,F Half Days
T,TH Half Days
Miss Emily H. has been at BHP in a variety of roles. Emily began her career in 2019 as one of our amazing after-care teachers and substitute teachers. She is very excited to begin her new journey teaching in room 4 and in before-school care! Emily always knew teaching was her calling. She graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in 2020 with her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and she is currently at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls working on her four-year teaching degree.
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 Classes
M,W,F Full Days
T.TH Full Days
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.
Miss Sally's Full Day 4K+ Class,
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!
Miss Emily's Full Day 4K+ Class
Miss Emily has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development, and has earned 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. She is an animal lover, dinosaur enthusiast, and encourager of discoveries.
Miss Teri's 4KAM and 4KPM Classes
This is Miss Teri's first year at Bethel Highlands Preschool! She comes to BHP from the South Washington County School District in Minnesota where she taught preschool for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Miss Teri is excited to join our team!