Preschool Teacher/Special Education Kerilyn O'Hare » Welcome


Welcome to Mrs. O'Hare's Homepage!
We are a program of active learning, providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities designed to develop cognitive, language, social and motor skills in preparation for kindergarten.  We structure our class around the High/Scope Preschool Curriculum as well as New Jersey’s Early Childhood Expectations. Children learn by doing, so we support our preschoolers through active learning experiences using concrete materials.  We establish a positive social climate and a consistent daily routine which help the children feel secure and confident.   Socialization, independence, and the development of problem solving skills are encouraged. We learn, grow, work together, and have fun!
I dreamed I stood in a studio,
and watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child's mind,
and they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher-the tools he used,
were books and music and art.
One a parent with a guiding hand,
and a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled,
with touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored by his side,
and polished and smoothed it o'er.
And when at last their task was done,
they stood proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child,
could neither be sold or bought.
And each agreed they would have failed,
if he had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school,
and behind the teacher, the home.
by Anonymous