Programs

Havenwood offers programs for children ages 2 to 6 years of age:

        Havenwood students function in a routine setting within the guidelines of a structured yet flexible environment. Each child is exposed to all phases of readiness through many diversified activities in a social setting. Activities include arts and crafts, stories, fingerplays, science projects, cooking experiences, music, movement, games, outdoor play, and age-appropriate language arts/mathematics experiences. These activities contribute to a full and rewarding day. Throughout the year, outside groups are scheduled to provide special events and enrichment programs.

PREREQUISITE
Children must be completely toilet-trained prior to entering in September (except Toddler Two students). Special testing, evaluations, and IEPs completed prior to or in the process of being completed are to be submitted by August 1.

Statement of Purpose

        Havenwood Preschool Center prepares children for transition from parental supervision to a structured school environment and for easy progression from one age-appropriate academic and developmental level to the next.

Philosophy

        Havenwood Preschool Center is a licensed non-profit and non-sectarian facility which offers toddler, pre-nursery, nursery, and kindergarten programs. The kindergarten program is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. Havenwood also provides full time, early bird, half day, and late afternoon child care. The various programs are designed to meet the needs of children between the ages of two and six years old. Havenwood classes are not in session during summer months.  We do offer a summer camp for the month of June.

        The philosophy of Havenwood emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual and the development of each child by providing an atmosphere in which mutual respect, support, a gentleness of the spirit, and genuine nurturing can flourish. Exposure to a multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary teaching approach allows children to develop a solid foundation upon which further learning can be built.

        Our goal is to create a child- centered program geared to increasing awareness, encouraging a positive self-concept, and instilling a love of learning through the child’s own creations, imagination, and thoughts. Equal importance is given to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. This is accomplished in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where each member of the staff has a true love for children and the desire to open the world of knowledge to them.

Bullying, Harassment & Intimidation

        On May 19, 2011, Governor O’Malley signed House Bill 38 which requires nonpublic school that participates in State-funded education programs to adopt by March 31, 2012, a policy prohibiting bullying, harassment and Intimidation. HB 38 has been codified in education Article, 7-424.3, Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation policy.

        Bullying is defined as being exposed to intentional negative actions on the part of one or more students, and whose ability to participate in or benefit from the schools educational programs or activities is affected.  Bullying often occurs repeatedly and over time.

         Harassment is definied as perceiving or actually experiencing discomfort with identity issues in regard to race, color, national origin, gender disability, sexual orientation, religion or other identifying characteristics, and whose ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s education programs or activities is adversely affected.

        Students/parents/tea chers may report bullying or harassment to their teachers/director.

        The following actions will be taken when a student has been found to have bullied, harassed or intimidated.

1)      Teacher – student discussion

2)      Director – student discussion

3)      Parent Conference

4)      Removal from school