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Diane Hurst, Preschool Director

California State Licensed Early Childhood Instructor with over 30 years experience and Director of Kimber Hills Preschool in Fremont, CA.

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Lessons from a 3-Year-Old By Trina Pockett About eight years ago, my husband and I completed a church internship in Juneau, Alaska. I could tell you a thousand wonderful things that we learned that summer, but there is one profound story that will stick to my soul until I die. The lesson I learned didn’t come from reading a book on theology or words
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Providing a Successful Educational Experience for Your Child

Each year we assess our preschool students for kindergarten readiness. As we assess we are looking for overall developmental readiness as well as the ability to speak and understand sufficient English to successfully master the curriculum in our kindergarten classrooms. Occasionally a student will assess well developmentally but will exhibit significant difficulty with the English language skills required to be successful in our kindergarten
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Parenting styles play an important role in a child’s development. This article explains the four different styles of parenting and the effect they have on a child’s development outcome. To read more CLICK HERE

Just Playing

Just Playing By Anita Wadley from Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul When I’m building in the block room, please don’t think I’m “just playing.” For, you see, I’m learning as I play about balance and shapes. When I’m getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don’t get the idea I’m “just playing.” For, you see, I’m learning as I
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Now, for a Lifetime…

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 – the words that inspired us over thirty years ago to begin a preschool of seven children in 1980 to what has grown into our present Kimber Hills Preschool ministry to children from age one and a half through eighth grade. Looking
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