Hello families! My name is Donna Hatt.
Some of you may already know me. My last 8 years have been spent teaching preschool. I have been involved in the field of education for over 27 years. I have worked with students ranging in ages from early childhood to community college levels.
Three years ago, in 2016, Cotton Tale Café & Play and I collaborated and launched my School Readiness Program.
This is a structured program held in “The Burrow”, a classroom-like setting in Cotton Tale. It focuses on academic and social skills presented in a fun atmosphere. My program includes yoga, educational games, story time, songs, and free play. It includes a healthy, mostly organic and locally grown snack made right at the café.
The pre-school age group is my passion and I look forward to helping them transition into their first year of elementary school.
The 10 month school-readiness program that closely follows the AVRCE calendar running from September to June.
There are three separate classes:
Monday & Wednesday from 9 - 12
Tuesday & Thursday from 9 - 12
Tuesday & Thursday from 1-4.
Each class has a maximum of 6 preschoolers.
Applicants must be 4 years of age or turning 4 by December 31stin order to apply.
At this time, all classes are full for September 2018.
Please e-mail Donna at any questions or to reserve your child’s spot for Sept 2019.
Tuition is $200 per month.
What does School Readiness mean?
There are 3 key elements of the term ‘School Readiness’
Children’s readiness for school – What children should know and be able to do in order to enter school ready and eager to learn, thereby enabling a successful transition to a primary school environment.
Schools’ readiness for children – School environments and practices that foster and support a smooth transition for children into primary school and later years. These practices also promote the learning of all children.
Ready Families – Family, community supports and services that contribute to children’s readiness for school success: parental and caregiver attitudes towards the involvement in their children’s early learning and development and transition to school.