What’s the Same:
- Our teaching staff
- Emphasis on play
- Hands-on exploration
- Rotating weekly themes
- Healthy, organic snacks
- Small neighborhood school
- Daily photo updates for parents
- Building devoted entirely to the school
- Open for a full 10 week Summer Session
- .45 acre lot for more outdoor learning
- Conveniently located on London Road
- Garden for growing our own produce
- Kitchen for students to help prepare snack
- Katie Rosenthal, Head Teacher since 2010, taking over as Owner and Director
When Missy Winkler’s children were in preschool, she saw fellow parents struggling to transport their kids between daycare and preschool while working full time. She saw that parents wanted the benefits of a preschool with the intimate setting of a daycare. In response, she founded Hidden Valley Preschool in 2010. Since that day we have welcomed over 50 local families to our “Hidden Valley Family”.
Missy’s children are now teenagers, and she has made the bittersweet decision to pass the torch. Katie Rosenthal will take over as the new Owner and Director in June 2018. She has been the Head Teacher at HVP since it opened. She is so grateful to Missy for this opportunity and for her continuing support and guidance during this transition. Katie is overjoyed and inspired to begin this new chapter for our cherished little school. She will continue HVP’s mission of preparing students for Kindergarten, both socially and academically, with hands-on activities, games, music, and ever-changing topics of study.
She is not beginning this adventure alone, though! Tara Jeanetta, who has been the Afternoon Teacher since 2012, will also be moving to the new location. The two make a great team and cannot imagine making this move without each other. They both have a passion for supporting children’s development through play, and cannot wait to start building all of the play spaces at the new school.
Check out the “before” pictures below!