Every caring adult has an impact on the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of young children. However, family members also provide children with their cultural identity, family values, as well as, their moral and ethical perspective. Families teach children their first language and help mold their personality. Talking with, reading to, and engaging children at home help them develop the important skills they need to succeed in preschool and transition to Kindergarten.
Teachers at HMH build on family strengths in the classroom by welcoming families and children each day through special celebrations, recognition of birthdays, births of siblings, and other activities that connect family to school.