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Pre-K at HMS

Children are born ready to learn about themselves and the world around them.
Pre-Kindergarten at HMS nurtures that natural curiosity by providing experiences that include dramatic play, creative expression, literary experiences, math/science exploration and physical activity in developmentally appropriate ways. Students explore and manipulate their environment with guidance from teachers.

Pre-kindergarten provides social interaction with valuable experiences in problem solving, collaboration with peers, and other opportunities for emotional and social development. Warm, nurturing relationship with responsive adults help develop empathy and cooperation, language and communication, and peer relationship. The child’s spiritual development is nurtured through Bible stories and by fostering a sense of wonder and awe in God’s creation.

The pre-kindergarten year lays the foundation for an ongoing love of learning as students continue through school.

Enrollment Options
The core program consists 2 mornings each week, from 9 am-noon.

The following options offer flexibility to families:  

 --Two options for the 2-day core program:    Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

 --Add a third morning (Friday) to either core program

 --Extended days - Tues./Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
      include the morning activities as well as lunch, rest time, and more discovery, learning, & play time

 --Before school care offered from 8:15-9:00 a.m.

Student must be 4 years of age by September 1 and potty-trained to be enrolled in Pre-K at HMS. Click here for tuition schedules and registration forms or call 717-354-7100.  For a printable Early Childhood Education at HMS brochure, click here.


  • Bible instruction and scripture memorization.
  • Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids plants the seeds of peace through fun activities, games and songs.  Children learn I-Care Rules and important, practical skills like listening, cooperating, and sharing.
  • Everyday Mathematics focuses on understanding the meaning, uses and representation of numbers, recognition of geometric shapes and understanding patterns and functions.
  • Comprehensive literacy instruction is built into thematic units. Skill development includes speaking/listening, vocabulary development, and phonemic awareness using literature.
  • Aligned to PA Early Learning Standards.