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pray. Learn. Grow

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(512) 259-0544

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About Our Program

Heritage Tree Preschool at Leander United Methodist Church is a place where children and families can learn and grow in a loving environment where God is at the center of everything we do. We pray together, grow together, and learn together.

We provide a great educational experience for preschool children and work to prepare them for Kindergarten with a play-based approach. We also provide support opportunities for the families we serve. We understand the important and difficult role you play at this stage in your child’s life and we work hard to provide you with the support you need to be the best parent possible for your child.

To learn more about our program or to schedule a tour, call us! 512-259-0544

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Meet the Director

Brooke Hunger

Our Director, Brooke Hunger, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Concordia University Texas as well as Director Credentials from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Over the last 15 years, her calling to early childhood education has taken many forms, the most fulfilling being her licensed home preschool. It was building this business that led Brooke to discover a passion for early childhood education administration. She fell in love with business management, hiring teachers, recruiting new students, aligning schedules, and general recordkeeping. Those years taught her that there is more to a calling in early childhood education than teaching. She learned she could minister to families and teachers through one job. What a joy!

Brooke and her family live in Leander, are members of ACTS Church Leander, and love to go off-roading and camping together. She and her husband Josh have three children Joel (7), Liliana (5), and Kaetlyn (3). Joel is in second grade, Lili is in kindergarten, and Kaet is a student at Heritage Tree!

what we incorporate into our program:

Mothers Day Out Leander Chapel

spiritual development

At HTP, we believe “Children are a heritage from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). We pray with our students throughout the day, we have weekly chapel with Pastor Laura, and we incorporate Bible stories in our daily activities.

Mothers Day Out Leander Sign Language

Social-Emotional Development

Research shows that what students need in order to be successful in kindergarten is not just ABCs and 123s. In fact, kindergarten teachers often request that students be able to interact with adults and peers with kindness and have self-help skills like putting on their own coat and washing their own hands. HTP prioritizes these foundational skills for students by incorporating them into our everyday activities and conversations.

Mothers Day Out Leander Play

Physical Development

The early childhood years are full of physical growth. Humans experience the majority of their lifelong physical development before age 5! At HTP, we focus on both gross motor skills like running, jumping, and dancing as well as fine motor skills like drawing, pre-writing, and use of tools like scissors.

Mothers Day Out Leander Read

Cognitive Development

The amazing thing about young children is they learn through play! Adults don’t have to create elaborate lessons or drill them with flashcards. These students will learn about letters by hearing an alphabet book, or numbers while counting trucks on their road made of blocks, or colors and shapes by working a puzzle (not to mention that great hand-eye coordination!). Our teachers are highly trained in early childhood development and can seamlessly weave these learning concepts into the play and toys and books that young students crave. By linking each play activity to a central learning goal or theme, we give the students’ brains the opportunity to create strong connections about the world around them.

developmental domains

As part of our curriculum, we address the following developmental domains:

spiritual development

At HTP, we believe “Children are a heritage from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). We pray with our students throughout the day, we have weekly chapel with Pastor Laura, and we incorporate Bible stories in our daily activities.

Social-Emotional Development

Research shows that what students need in order to be successful in kindergarten is not just ABCs and 123s. In fact, kindergarten teachers often request that students be able to interact with adults and peers with kindness and have self-help skills like putting on their own coat and washing their own hands. HTP prioritizes these foundational skills for students by incorporating them into our everyday activities and conversations.

Physical Development

The early childhood years are full of physical growth. Humans experience the majority of their lifelong physical development before age 5! At HTP, we focus on both gross motor skills like running, jumping, and dancing as well as fine motor skills like drawing, pre-writing, and use of tools like scissors.

Cognitive Development

The amazing thing about young children is they learn through play! Adults don’t have to create elaborate lessons or drill them with flashcards. These students will learn about letters by hearing an alphabet book, or numbers while counting trucks on their road made of blocks, or colors and shapes by working a puzzle (not to mention that great hand-eye coordination!). Our teachers are highly trained in early childhood development and can seamlessly weave these learning concepts into the play and toys and books that young students crave. By linking each play activity to a central learning goal or theme, we give the students’ brains the opportunity to create strong connections about the world around them.

OUR CURRICULUM

TOPICS

EARLY LEARNING SPOTLIGHT

BIBLE VERSE

September

  • Welcome to School: Friendship
  • Apples: Parts of a Plant
  • The Big Idea: We Can Share
  • Think Big: Recognizing Letters

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

October

  • Pumpkins: Five Senses
  • Fire Safety: Personal Safety
  • The Big Word: Science Vocabulary
  • Move and Learn: Gross Motor

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

November

  • Turkeys: Characteristics of Animals
  • Harvest: Community Workers
  • Sing-Along: Listening for Rhymes
  • The Big Word: Vocabulary

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good…”    Psalm 107:1

December

  • Holiday Cheer: Giving
  • Hibernation: Animals in Winter
  • The Big Idea: We Can Give
  • Think Big: Recognizing Numbers

“For a child has been born for us.” Isaiah 9:6            

January

  • Snow and Ice: Freezing and Melting
  • Polar Animals: Habitats
  • Think Big: Categorizing
  • The Big Word: Science Vocabulary

“For everything there is a season.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 

February

  • Dental Health: Healthy Habits
  • Friendships: Peer Relationships
  • The Big Idea: Healthy Choices
  • Think Big: Patterning

“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17  

March

  • Life Cycle: Change and Growth
  • Weather: Wind Moves Things
  • The Big Word: Descriptive Words
  • Sing-Along: Phonological Awareness

“He is not here; He has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6          

April

  • Rabbits: Characteristics of Animals
  • Plants: Needs of Plants
  • Move and Learn: Fingerplay
  • Think Big: Plant Diagram

“Do not hurt the land; it is full of God’s Love.” Isaiah 11:9 

May

  • Insects: Metamorphosis
  • Summer Safety: Personal Safety
  • The Big Word: Science Vocabulary
  • The Big Idea: Safe Choices

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

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