Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School

Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School

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Hi HiHo family!

We recently lost our nanny (due to her needing to focus on her health) and are looking to fill her position in our home full time (45 hours/ week). We have two girls (Evelyn, 2) and Isla (11 months). Our 2 year old Lightning Bug loves her time at HiHo on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We live very close to Highland Pres. If anyone knows someone that would be interested, please reach out to me! 859.421.2756 or DM.

Many thanks,
Jaclyn
Nature finds 💕
Hello all! We are so excited for the start of school in a couple of weeks. I am currently looking for a sitter/nanny to pick our kids up from school in the afternoons and stay with them until 5 when I finish work. I am striking out on Care.com. Does anyone have suggestions for other ways to connect with a sitter? I'm open to a college student or even a responsible high school student. Thanks!
Congratulations to the Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School for another great Derby Parade!
Proceeds from this raffle support the Douglass Community Center.
Music Teacher Martha McClellan Makela knows how important it is for children to feel seen by adults and their peers, and for children to learn to see one another. Martha has taken her years of professional experience and a rich music classroom setting, and adapted it to our school's commitment to class pods, restricted transitions, and being outdoors during the COVID pandemic. Meeting up with class pods during their long outdoor play periods, she draws children in by engaging children on their own playing turf with curiosity, adding music, words or song to their play, and gradually invites them to participate in a more formal group opportunity. Children don't need instructions. They tune right in, listening, and waiting to see one another and to have a turn to stand and be seen.
True it's just chalk, but this documentation is from one month of chalk explorations with no sign of stopping. We keep offering chalk to the children, and they keep coming up with ideas. They started with sidewalk chalk: simple but beautiful pattern drawing on bricks, tracing friends and shadows, drawing roads, arrows and parking lots for plasma cars, and then evolved into rich dramatic play with cardboard boxes. Kindergarten, which has been interested deconstructing materials used rocks to grind and pound chalk and added water to make paint. We added chalks with richer pigments (which stain -yes they do) and the children created paint invitations for other children to discover. The 3's and 4's used the watery paint they discovered for splatter painting. One class went right for the sensory experience of using the chalk on their own faces, hands, arms and legs. "My face is going to look so cool." "Look at my hand." "You should look at me when I'm done." This class repeats this activity over and over, and has begun using smooth rocks to rub the chalk lines on their legs and arms. Before going back inside, Cora covered her fully blued legs, offering, "I pulled my pants legs back down so no one can see my legs are blue underneath! Discovery, thinking, reasoning, cooperating, designing, engineering, and sharing is all part of play.
All-weather play at Highland Pres. Our Littles were busy outside this morning capturing rain in buckets from off the porch roof, listening to the "ka-plink", "ka-plunk" of raindrops hitting the bottoms of metal pails. They dumped and poured and funneled water from one container to another, and creek walked in the water, following the flow of rushing water. Some of our Two's watched Teacher Suzie Ziegenfuss clear a leaf clog from the gutter drain where the water was ponding, and waiting patiently for the "swirl", like a "big flusher". We watched the tall copper downspout on the side of the school overflowing and the water rushing down, so of course we had to sing "The Itsy Bitsty Spider!"That was a bit of a revelation for a number of us!

Three cheers for Toddler Teachers Linda McKinney, Melanie Robinson, Lee Ann Westfall and Karen Evanow, as well as Two's Teachers Dee Sheeran, April Farmer and Suzie Ziegenfuss, and Music Teacher Suzanne Bowman for donning their ponchos, slickers and bogs to get our littlest HiHo friends out for some good old singing and playing in the rain. Just think of all those brain neurons that were firing off new pathways and connections during this important play! Also, most important is great BIG thanks to our new friend and custodian Zack Smith for running all those shoes and clothes through the dryer!!
All-weather play at Highland Pres. Our Littles were busy outside this morning capturing rain in buckets from off the porch roof, listening to the "ka-plink", "ka-plunk" of raindrops hitting the bottoms of metal pails. They dumped and poured and funneled water from one container to another, and creek walked in the water, following the flow of rushing water. Some of our Two's watched Teacher Suzie Ziegenfuss clear a leaf clog from the gutter drain where the water was ponding, and waiting patiently for the "swirl", like a "big flusher". We watched the tall copper downspout on the side of the school overflowing and the water rushing down, so of course we had to sing "The Itsy Bitsty Spider!"That was a bit of a revelation for a number of us!

Three cheers for Toddler Teachers Linda McKinney, Melanie Robinson, Lee Ann Westfall and Karen Evanow, as well as Two's Teachers Dee Sheeran, April Farmer and Suzie Ziegenfuss, and Music Teacher Suzanne Bowman for donning their ponchos, slickers and bogs to get our littlest HiHo friends out for some good old singing and playing in the rain. Just think of all those brain neurons that were firing off new pathways and connections during this important play! Also, most important is great BIG thanks to our new friend and custodian Zack Smith for running all those shoes and clothes through the dryer!!
Hi HiHo Families!

Over the past couple of weeks, a few of our parents have come together in search of a way to uplift the Louisville community during this uncertain time. After speaking with the Norton Foundation, they came up with the plan to raise money in order to provide pastries and coffee to the doctors, nurses and support staff in the ER & ICU departments of the Norton Children's Hospital. With local businesses in mind, pastries and donuts will be provided by Plehn's and Coffee, by Heine Brothers.

Our goal is to raise $650 so we can serve both the day and night-time staff; fundraising will close on the evening of Sunday, May 10.

Follow the below link to donate!

https://p2p.onecause.com/norton/hpnws

HPCNWS is a nurturing environment where children thrive as creative thinkers and problem solvers and

Operating as usual

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 09/28/2022

We are looking for a few more creative and loving adults to join our team for afternoon Extended Play. If a few hours learning and playing alongside wonderful young children sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon, reach out for more details!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 09/26/2022

A sculpture and design project in our Owls class is developing hand strength, fine motor skills, story telling, and aesthetics. Where will it go next?

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 09/21/2022

Faculty started Professional Development this year by diving into a school wide values study with Lisa Branstetter from 4-C.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 09/16/2022

The Art of Play

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Kindergarten enjoyed planting fall crop seeds, seedlings, and pollinator flowers with Highland Presbyterian Church Associate Pastor and HiHo mom,Megan McCarty, in the raised beds at Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Frances the school dog helped dig.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 09/01/2022

Wonder, joy and friendship.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 08/29/2022

HiHo and away we go! First day of school for our preschool and nursey children (and their families)!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 08/29/2022

Company’s Comin’!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 08/28/2022

We were so happy to welcome our families in for drop-visits last week!

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Some behind the scenes peeks of our hard working Early Childhood Educators preparing their environments and materials.

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Our families fully embraced all-weather fun when the skies opened on our Watermelon Social. Lightning, on the other hand, did end the party early.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 08/18/2022

HiHo welcomed its Kindergarten class today!

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Wow!!! Thank you for the many helping hands that accomplished a lot of work today! In three hours we knocked out most of our chores! What a fantastic community HiHo is.

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Family Fix-It Day! Grab your coffee and come on over!!

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Frances and Leo were very excited about the big delivery of mulch for Family Fix-It Day tomorrow! Join us tomorrow from 9-noon for a fun work day!

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We’re back! Saturday is Family Fix-It Day at HiHo! We’ve already started power washing, weeding, and getting our paint supplies ready. Come join us for a fun work day for all ages! This Saturday August 13th from 9-12pm.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 05/26/2022

We said goodbye and wished our Kindergartners well as they move on from Highland Pres!

05/24/2022

Childhood.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 05/24/2022

Fun in the sun at the best place to learn and play! School! HiHo is where play is the work of children and how they learn best. Children come up with the plans, the rules, negotiate, cooperate, investigate, take risks, make decisions and learn from the consequences of their actions, and yes, they can change their clothes put wet clothes in their bags all by themselves.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 05/18/2022

The children have successfully dammed the creek. This is one of those problems where teachers pause: “Hmmm. How do we celebrate the ingenuity and save the playground from a big flood?” Happy problems.

05/16/2022
05/13/2022

Ya’ll wore Frances OUT today!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 05/12/2022

We may be nearing the end of school, but the classrooms are full of beautiful, thoughtful provocations to inspire and support children’s learning and curiosity.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 05/04/2022

Our wonderful kindergartners led our 47th annual Derby Parade this morning! It was a paint-covered newspaper hat and stick horse kind of festival and still the sweetest Derby event of them all! Happy Derby everyone! 🐎🎉💕

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Using the techniques of Jackson Pollack’s splatter painting, Eric Carole’s tissue collage, and various watercolor techniques that we studied and explored throughout year we, are refreshing our vintage floats and unofficially dubbing this year’s Derby Parade “A Horse 🐎 of Another Color”

05/03/2022

Look who dropped by to visit his old pals at HiHo! Professional Paw Paw and retired church staff Mr. Nardie was in the house!

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A Great Big Thank You to our wonderful families, Room Parents, and Volunteer Parent Committees for showering our teachers and staff with such warmth, fun, and so many yummy surprises!!!

04/28/2022

Best school in town is hiring.

Spread the word…we’re hiring! Looking for a creative preschool teacher to join our team in August!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 04/28/2022

We’re getting ready for the 47th annual HiHo Derby Parade-always the best Derby event in town.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 04/27/2022

Our Cuckoobirds class had an incredible afternoon. Again. (It’s all in the play.)

04/26/2022

Kinetic Kinderg Art Eners

04/25/2022

Spread the word…we’re hiring! Looking for a creative preschool teacher to join our team in August!

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Care of Magical Creatures Class. Our friends are slowly being introduced to our new friend Frances who likewise met children for the first time today. It was mutual gentleness, hesitation, excitement, and love.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 04/14/2022

Sensory walks, mud pies, and drainage engineering. All weather play.

04/12/2022

Don’t forget to order your HiHo 2022 Derby T-Shirt featuring our Kindergarten robots! Orders Due TOMORROW, Wednesday, 4/13/22!

04/01/2022

The Kindergarten Bakery. Their dramatic play of life skill inspired the adults to consider some creative baking of our own over spring break.

03/31/2022

“I got it.” Our littlest friends may be small, but they already are compassionate, capable people.

03/30/2022

Your order’s ready! Sorry, no anacondas in the cafe. The chef has created a new recipe for strawberry cake.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 03/29/2022

The Art of Play.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 03/25/2022

It’s our favorite time of year: mud season!

03/23/2022

The Owls class favorite game! Think of all the good stuff happening here!

03/15/2022

Oh, to be a child with unabashed curiosity, and have every experience be wondrous and new.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 03/14/2022

Lady Dana strikes again with her good cheer and creativity. Teachers have been preparing portfolios and documentation, and readying the school for family conferences this week.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 03/11/2022

Our Owls class shared a special birthday dish for Liam’s birthday delivered to the patio- Filipino Pancit, made by his mother Kim Ding. The children loved it. Last year we learned how to make it from his grandmother and mother over Zoom. We’ll share the recipe and where you can find the ingredients soon!

03/10/2022

Scientists at work. It’s all in the play.

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 03/05/2022

It was a “dramatic” day in Kindergarten. Eye exams were given, glasses made, broken bones fixed, babies were born, medical school classes taught, rockets, robots, and tiny houses designed and built, love letters to friends written, and a story written and acted out by the whole class!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 03/04/2022

An invitation to write and draw turns into engineering and design. In case you’re wondering, it’s a future campsite.

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Our twos are studying detail and representation. Then onto apple tasting and making applesauce! Lots of mental, motor, and sensory work!

Photos from Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery and Weekday School's post 02/24/2022

We practice and prepare for the unexpected, and yesterday we had both a morning of rainy outdoor play followed by a fire alarm right before noon carpool. All is well. The children and teachers are champions of calm and flexibility. Many clothes were laundered.

Enrolling for fall 2019!

Classes for fall are filling up. Most are full, but we do have room for toddlers and Kindergartners (half or full day). If you or someone you know are interested, have them send an application via our website! If you’re interested in another age group, send in an application as we often have changes over the summer.

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Childhood.
Kinetic Kinderg Art Eners
“I got it.” Our littlest friends may be small, but they already are compassionate, capable people.
Your order’s ready! Sorry, no anacondas in the cafe. The chef has created a new recipe for strawberry cake.
The Owls class favorite game! Think of all the good stuff happening here!
Oh, to be a child with unabashed curiosity, and have every experience be wondrous and new.
Scientists at work. It’s all in the play.
Lots of neurons firing with sensory play.
Wherever you are, whatever your traditions and celebration may be, we hope you have a merry, restful, festive, healthy, ...
Kitchen Band!
As our friend Deb Curtis reminds us, “Pause and Marvel”.
Schema. It’s all in the play.

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1011 Cherokee Road
Louisville, KY
40204

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3pm
Tuesday 8am - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 3pm
Friday 8am - 3pm

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