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Here we grow

Pre-K Ladybug Room

(Community partner with the Verona School District)

Classroom Overview

Social interactions with peers, self-help skills, letter and sound recognition, rhyming, writing of names as well as other letters and numerals, numeral recognition and adding and subtracting with manipulatives are some of the many things that the children in the Ladybug Room are working on.

The Ladybug Room was designed to provide exceptional care for children aged four to five years. Enrolled families can expect a safe, secure, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment. Experienced, well-qualified teachers are staffed at a 1:12 ratio. Teachers are dedicated to responding promptly to every child’s daily needs.

The Ladybug Room has a generous parent area which displays weekly lesson plans, upcoming events, classroom volunteer sign up, as well as a glance at each particular day’s activities. In addition to communication at drop off and pick up, families are encouraged to call or visit as desired.

Classroom Schedule

Ladybugs continue to practice consistency by following a daily routine. Teachers foster growth by introducing new experiences through creative play and exploration while encouraging children to learn.

6:30-7:50 Drop Off
7:50-8:50 Morning Circle Time
8:50-10:30 Optional Morning Snack
10:30-11:00 Work Time (free play in the classroom)    

~Pre-K Ends~

11:00-12:00  Large/Small Group Activity / Songs
12:00-1:00 Outside Play
1:00-2:30 Story & Lunch
2:30-4:00 Nap and Quiet Table Activities
4:00-6:00 Story Time & Snack

Classroom Teachers

Kim Boyd

Kim Boyd, co-lead in the Ladybug Room, has been working at HWGLC since November of 2015. She is thrilled to be able to bring her knowledge, motivation, enthusiasm and creativity to the children she teaches.

Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Spanish at Monmouth College. After college Kim was a nanny for four children under the age of five and absolutely fell in love with it. She has experience with all ages, babies to middle school.

Kim is originally from the Chicago land area, but is really enjoying Madison and what it has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting/sewing, and watching movies.

Sam Knisley

Sam Knisley, co-lead in the Ladybug Room, has been working at HWGLC since May of 2016. Sam is excited to bring his energy, laughter, and creativity to the children and families at Here We Grow.

Sam earned his Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy at the University of Toledo, Ohio. After graduating, he moved to the Madison area where he completed his internship at Gio’s Garden in Middleton. Sam has also worked as a nanny and a sports camp counselor, furthering his experience with different age groups.

In his free time, Sam enjoys going to karaoke and attending music concerts.


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