• Pre-K

    Hutto ISD Mission Statement:
    Hippo Nation inspires excellence in academics, character, and community.

    Pre-K Mission Statement:
    Hutto ISD Pre-Kindergarten programs build a strong foundation to prepare all students academically, socially, and emotionally for a successful educational journey.

    Pre-K is for all children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current school year.
    For more information, you can download this document with full Pre-K details.

    Curriculum & Instruction

    Curriculum
    The district curriculum for Pre-K is tied to the guidelines issued by the State of Texas for all students. Pre-K students receive instruction in all of the areas of language and literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, technology, health, visual arts, music, and physical education to prepare them for success in kindergarten. Emphasis is placed on:

    • Language and concept development
    • Development of problem-solving skills
    • Promotion of interest and joy in learning
    • Provision of ample opportunities for self-expression and divergent thinking
    • Development of responsibility and self-control
    • Promotion of feelings of security and success.

    Pre-K teachers are provided a state-adopted curriculum that integrates subject areas and concepts throughout a strong literacy development program.

    Pre-K curriculum requirements are aligned with the State Pre-K Guidelines. Pre-K is the foundation level of curriculum matrices for language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

    The Pre-K program builds upon a safe and nurturing environment that promotes growth in all areas of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. Children learn best by being actively involved in learning experiences. The Pre-K environment is designed to provide instructional activities to meet the individual needs of students and stimulate learning in all developmental areas through play, and is planned to support the needs and interests of a wide range of learners. Teachers continuously monitor and assess student learning in order to provide sequential instruction to accommodate each child's growth. Students are provided opportunities to work individually as well as in large and small groups.

    Instruction
    Learning centers are an integral part of the Pre-K program. Learning centers provide growth experiences for Pre-K students in a manner that motivates learning. A learning center is an area within the room that contains manipulatives and/or equipment to enhance learning. Items are chosen to support teaching, reinforcing, and enriching skills and concepts related to the state's suggested guidelines for Pre-K. As the needs of children grow and change, centers are changed to meet the needs of students. Through centers, students learn about new academic concepts as well as self-responsibility, how to follow directions, complete tasks, share materials, and communicate their needs. Some examples of learning centers in the Pre-K classroom include:

    • home living
    • creative dramatics
    • blocks
    • manipulatives
    • science
    • listening
    • art
    • library
    • alphabet centers
    • writing
    • storytelling/puppets
    • pocket chart and poetry
    • mathematics

    For more detailed information on our learning centers, please click here for information in English and/or click here for information in Spanish.

    In Pre-K, students are observed as they are involved in daily activities. Assessment occurs as they interact with materials and other children. A report card is provided for parents during the school year to further communicate and document specific learning progress.

    Your teacher will provide you with more detailed information on the class schedule and other information you will need once school gets started.

    Times of Instruction:
    Full Day:  7:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.