Hilmon School
Early Childhood
Learning Center
2127 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

TEL: 513-681-5439

Monday through Friday
6:30 am to 6:30 pm


4 – 5 Years

Hilmon School would like to welcome you to our PreKindergarten Program ages are 4 years – 5 years. Our PreKindergarten classroom is a stepping stone for the children moving into Kindergarten in the fall. We have created a curriculum that will fit the individual needs of each child. We look forward to working with you and your child to further develop their education.

The PreKindergarten classroom will focus on areas that the children will need to be familiar with when entering Kindergarten. Some of the many areas the class will be concentrating on are: beginning reading skills, mastering letter recognition, phonics, and the introduction of sight words.

They will also begin focusing on mathematical skills such as patterning, graphing, mastering number recognition and understanding numbers 0-30. The classroom uses the Early Learning Content Standards created by the State of Ohio as a curriculum guide to introduce subjects such as language arts, science, social studies, math, and writing.

We will begin exploring the world of technology by introducing computers into the classroom which will engage children through interactive games and software with an educational purpose.

The children will be exploring the outside world with outside play time, both in the morning and afternoon (weather permitting). The children will enjoy a wonderful playground where they can climb, run, and ride bikes.

Areas of Development

Language Arts

We will be focusing on phonetic awareness, word recognition and fluency. We will increase the knowledge of these areas by implementing activities to hear sounds in words by isolating the syllables of a word using snapping, clapping, or rhythmic movement. They will begin to recognize and read familiar words. We will increase their vocabulary by introducing new words and working on understanding their meaning.


We will continue to work on number sense and number operations. We will address several concepts such as quantity, comparisons and number symbols through a variety of both teacher facilitated activities and the math center. We have strategically set up this center to enhance the classroom learning environment.

Social Studies

Social Studies is the study of how people live, work, get along with others, solve problems, shape and are shaped by surroundings. We will delve into each of these areas through our curriculum and themes like community helpers and the study of maps.


Our Science curriculum will explore Earth and Space, Life Science, and Physical Science. We will be implementing a wide variety of experiments and have arranged a science center that will continue their learning even during free play.


We will demonstrate and engage each child in the process of writing by creating situations for group discussions. We will show the relationship between the written and spoken word as well as the purpose and function of writing.


6:30-8:30: Greeting of Parents and children, Breakfast, Work in Centers
8:30-9:00: Exercise & Stretching
9:00-9:30: Circle Time
9:30-10:00: Art Activity
10:00-10:30: Gross Motor/Outdoor play
10:30-11:00: Math/Science Activity
11:00-11:30: Fine Motor Activities
11:30-12:00: Story Time/Library
12:00-12:30: Lunch
12:30-1:00: Work in Centers
1:00-3:00: Nap/Rest Time
3:00-3:30: Snack Time
3:30-4:00: Circle Time (Review of the Day)
4:00-4:30: Gross Motor/Outdoor play
4:30-5:00: Individual Learning Activities
5:00-5:30: Small Group Activity
5:30-6:30: Manipulative/Prepare for Departure

Ratio 1:8 or 2:16