Hatboro-Horsham Four-Year-Old Preschool and Childcare Program
Thanking you for supporting our preschool program and for your patience in this time of uncertainty. The unpredictable nature of this pandemic, which has seen case counts rise in our district and in the county, has underscored the need to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff over all else. Therefore, the preschool program will remain closed in alignment with our District’s decision to provide remote learning through the first quarter of the school year (November 11, 2020). As we explore transitioning students to return to the building in a hybrid model, we will continually monitor relevant health data, consult with the Montgomery County Department of Health and local experts, and refine health and safety procedures. We are hopeful to be able to reopen our preschool within the guidelines of the CDC, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), as soon as possible.
Our top priority is keeping everyone safe. We understand that this decision will result in some difficulty for our families, but please know that is neither our hope, nor our intention. Each situation is uniquely different, and we respect and understand your circumstances. Again, we are very grateful for your commitment and it is our fervent desire to reinstate our preschool program as quickly and as safely as warranted.
Jacqueline Barnhart Katherine Fairman
Director of Child Care Assistant to the Director of Child CareThe program was developed using the Pre-Kindergarten Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood. These standards are issued jointly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Office of Child Development and Early Learning. If you would like to review the Pre-Kindergarten Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood, please click on the following link: PDE Pre-K Standards.
The Hatboro-Horsham School District is a Department of Human Services licensed childcare provider. Certified teachers will be employed in the program. Adult to child ratio will be 1:10.
The location of the program is at Simmons Elementary School, 411 Babylon Rd, Horsham, PA, 19044.
A team of experts designed the program. It is our goal to offer a four-year-old preschool program that provides a wide array of experiences that will integrate developmental knowledge with concepts, skills, and attitudes that children need for physical, social-emotional, and cognitive learning. Our staff will work to build on the knowledge and experiences of each child. Opportunities to develop new skills through active exploration of hands-on projects and materials will be a part of the daily routine.
The four-year-old program is parent fee funded. Operational costs, as well as all other associated costs, will be paid for from the revenues generated from the monthly fees.
Listed below are fees for the program for 2020-2021:
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
6:30 am – 8:30 am
3:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Before and After Preschool
6:30 am – 8:30 pm
3:15 pm – 6:30 pm
5 day Preschool
3 day Preschool
(M, W, F)
2 day Preschool
$165.00Additional Program Information:
§ A snack will be provided in the morning and afternoon
§ No naptime will be provided. Instead, there will be a daily "quiet time".
§ The program will follow the Hatboro-Horsham School District calendar for school holidays.§ Transportation will not be provided - parent pick-up and drop-offWe are sponsoring an Informational Open House on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m at Simmons Elementary. Families can learn more about our preschool program, summer camp program as well as meet our staff. If you plan to attend the Open House, please let me know via email at JBarnhar@Hatboro-Horsham.org or via telephone at (215) 420-5470.Admissions, the provisions of services and referral of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age or sex. Program services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available.