Harker Preschool teachers play many roles in your child’s early learning experience. Our teachers hold bachelor’s degrees in areas such as early childhood education, child development and psychology. Many have advanced degrees and all engage in ongoing professional development.
Favorite Classroom Technique
Asking the children, "What would you like to tell me about this?" and, "What will your next steps be?"
Favorite Time of the Day
"Reflection time," when our little artists share their inspirations with their peers.
Designed and painted utility boxes for an anti-graffiti initiative in San Jose.
Among their many roles, our preschool teachers serve as:
- facilitators for creating opportunities for intentional play
- instructors leading structured lessons and activities
- bridges between your child’s experience and your understanding of his or her growth and development, and
- caretakers to support your young child in any of his or her needs.
Through progress reports, photos, classroom webpages, email and conferences, we strive for excellent communication with your family so that you feel connected to your child’s preschool experience.
Harker’s preschool librarian collaborates with all our preschool teachers across early learning subjects to enrich lessons with library resources. A librarian visits the 4-year-old classrooms and transitional kindergarten once per week to lead a story time and dive deep in literacy activities.
Teacher development is an essential component of our preschool program. Our teachers enjoy internal and external professional development opportunities. With the support of our librarians, technology staff and other resources schoolwide, our preschool teachers have the in-house support they need to devote their energy to creative and caring teaching.