The goal of Hampton Cove Preschool is to provide the highest quality early childhood education
The infant room has been a great place for our daughter to grow and develop. The staff are all very loving and attentive to each baby. They also have a curriculum that includes story time, music time and much more. I recommend Hampton Cove Preschool to all of my friends! It's hard to leave your little ones while you work, but at Hampton Cove Preschool I know she is well taken care of and I never have to worry. We couldn't be happier with our decision to move to Hampton Cove Preschool! Nina L.

Infant Classroom

The goal of the Hampton Cove Preschool Infant classroom is to provide a warm and nurturing environment where infants and young toddlers can grow and develop. The classroom is child-centered and designed to stimulate creative exploration and support discovery through meaningful, real-life experiences. Adult–child interactions are essential to early brain development. Infant and young toddler teachers encourage the building of complex neural circuits that govern motor development, language, math, music, logic, emotional, and social skills by engaging in interactions with children throughout the day.

(6 weeks - 12 months)

  • Our infant room is equipped with a private nursing room for parents that plan to nurse during the day.
  • The infant room allows for each child to follow his/her individual schedule.
  • Infant teachers plan weekly activities that help young children meet developmental milestones.
  • Infants are ready to move up to the next classroom when they are walking and eating table foods.
  • Daily reports will be sent home to parents containing information about daily activities, feedings, and diapering as well as any other relevant information.

(12 months - 18 months)

  • Toddlers participate in large group activities and learning labs.
  • Teachers plan daily lessons that are engaging and allow children to develop various skills in all domain areas.
  • Daily reports will be sent home to parents containing information about daily activities, feedings, and diapering as well as any other relevant information.

Toddler Classroom
(18 months - 2 1/2 years of age)

The Toddler Classroom is designed for older toddlers. In this program children will enjoy large group and small group lessons. Learning labs will also be used in this classroom. Teachers encourage the development of self-help skills by teaching children about cleanliness and safety as well as how to take care of their own personal hygiene needs. Potty training is an essential part of this classroom.
  • Early Preschool activities include large group, small groups, and learning labs.
  • Potty training begins in our Early Preschool classroom.
  • Students take part in weekly music classes.
  • Daily reports will be sent home to parents containing information about daily activities, feedings, diapering, and toileting.
  • Communication is especially important as parents and teachers begin to work together on potty training.

Preschool (3 - 4 years of age)

The Preschool 3 program offers each child a balance of individual, small and large group activities. The teacher incorporates a variety of activities including stories, songs, games, and other learning experiences, to encourage social, emotional and cognitive growth. The children in this classroom use the plan-do-review process for choosing their learning labs and participate in journaling activities to promote linguistic and writing skills.
  • Daily lesson plans include activities that are academically engaging and individualized to each child.
  • Preschool 3 participate in large group, small group, and learning labs daily.
  • Students also participate in weekly music, foreign language, and art classes.
  • Daily reports will be sent home to parents containing information about daily activities, eating, toileting, and skill development.

Pre-kindergarten (4 - 5 years of age)

The Pre-kindergarten program offers each child a balance of individual, small, and large group activities designed to foster school readiness. The class comes together every morning for large group time and then divides into small groups for additional instruction. Children use the plan-do-review process to choose learning labs in this classroom. The teacher incorporates a variety of activities including stories, songs, games, and other learning experiences, to encourage social, emotional and cognitive growth. The primary purpose of the Pre-K classroom is to prepare students to be successful in any kindergarten classroom.
  • The Pre-K teachers plan daily activities with a focus on Kindergarten readiness.
  • Children in this class participate in large group, small group, learning labs, and journaling daily.
  • Students also participate in weekly music, foreign language, art, and physical education classes.
  • Daily reports will be sent home to parents containing information about daily activities, eating, toileting, and skill development.

After School & Holiday Care

The after school program operates from school pick-up time until 5:45pm. Students are picked up at their elementary school by a licensed and insured employee. The school van brings the children back to Hampton Cove Preschool and they are served an afternoon snack. The teacher will assist students with any homework they might need help with. Upon completing their homework assignments students may have access to age appropriate learning labs and the outdoor classrooms. Educational board games, gross motor activities and other educational activities are available in the learning labs.

Holiday care is available for parents any day that Madison County Schools are closed unless Hampton Cove Preschool is closed for business. During Holiday Care teachers will implement planned lessons and activities that will enhance the children’s educational experience. Children will also have access to learning labs and the outdoor classrooms during Holiday Care. Occasionally, field trips will be part of the Holiday Care experience.

Summer Camp

The Summer Camp program is designed to build students’ self-esteem, friendships, and continue their educational exploration. During Summer Camp, teachers will implement planned lessons and activities that will enhance the children’s educational experience. Children will also have access to learning labs and the outdoor classroom during Summer Camp. Field trips will be a part of the Summer Camp experience.

Enrichment Classes

Hampton Cove Preschool provides enrichment classes as part of our daily curriculum. Music, Art, Foreign Language and Physical Education are taught in various classrooms to enhance the educational experience of children enrolled in the school.

Early Preschoolers enjoy music and Spanish class. Preschool2 students enjoy music and Spanish classes. Preschool3 students enjoy music, Spanish, and art classes. Pre-Kindergarten students enjoy music, Spanish, art, and physical education classes. The classes are designed to be age appropriate and to enhance the academic curriculum at Hampton Cove Preschool.

Pre-Kindergarteners also take field trips as part of their educational experience. Additionally, guest speakers are occasionally brought to the school to present on a variety of topics that interest children and enhance the school experience.