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


3 – 4  Years

Hilmon School would like to welcome you to our Preschool Classroom in which the ages are 3 years to 4 years. Our Preschool Program is designed to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of your child. We have created a curriculum where the teachers use monthly thematic units to introduce learning concepts to the children. Our curriculum is sure to fit the individual needs of each child.

The Preschool classroom uses the Early Learning Content Standards developed by the State of Ohio as the curriculum guide. By using these standards the teachers will introduce subjects such as language arts, science, social studies, math, and writing.

Our wonderful staff will assist your child in letter recognition, number recognition, one to one correspondence, patterning, early writing skills, and more. The children will participate in teacher facilitated lessons such as circle time, reading, writing, and math activities. The children will also be encouraged to explore the classroom centers which are strategically placed with learning toys that will allow them to learn on an individual level through play.

We will keep close track of the great progress your child is making by performing progress reports at least 3 times throughout the school year. We will begin exploring the world of technology by introducing computers into the classroom. Through the use of computers we will help the children learn engaging kids 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 with age appropriate equipment where they can climb, run, and ride bikes.

Areas of Development

Language Arts

The staff will work with the children on letter recognition of all lower and upper case letters and children will begin to develop the concepts of print. The children will recognize that words are made up of letters and how to distinguish words from pictures. They will begin to recognize their own name in print as well as recognizing environmental print.


We will focus on one to one correspondence and begin identifying similarities and differences. The children will learn to identify and name numerals 0-20. These are just a few of the many concepts we will be developing with the curriculum our staff has created. The children will also engage in math related activities that are displayed in the math center.

Social Studies

There will be a large focus on social interactions with peers and adults. They will gain knowledge about the wants and needs of others. They will learn about empathy, taking turns, and appropriate interactions with adults and peers. The children will also learn about citizenship, geography and history through daily routines and activities.


Our little scientists will ask questions, predict and draw conclusions about the world around them. The children will also engage in activities and experiments provided in the science center. Through active engagement in these experiments the children will begin to appreciate their surroundings.


The children will begin to print their names and other meaningful words with the assistance of the teachers. The children will also use print as a form of communication. The children will be able to explore and develop their writing skills at the writing center.


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: Gross Motor/Outdoor Activity
10:00-10:30: Math/Science Activities, Spanish on Wednesdays
10:30-11:00: Work in Centers/Small Group Activity
11:00-11:30: Art Project
11:30-12:00: Theme Based Activity
12:00-12:30: Lunch
12:30-1:00: Library/Story Time
1:00-3:00: Nap/Rest Time
3:00-3:30: Snack Time
3:30-4:00: Circle Time/Special Project
4:00-4:30: Large Group Activity
4:30-5:00: Gross Motor/Outdoor Play
5:00-5:30: Individual Learning Activity
5:30-6:30: Computer Skills/Prepare for Departure

Ratio 1:12 or 2:24