The Delaware Stars for Early Success Program was established in 2007 in an effort to provide a set of standards by which early education programs could be evaluated and scored. Through this program, organizations are able to apply for a rating of 1-5 stars based on a number of criteria that must be met. The program is funded by the Delaware Department of Education, and managed by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood at the University of Delaware.
Hockessin Athletic Club is pleased to announce that not only did it make its Delaware Stars debut at a rating of 5 stars, but it scored record highs in some of the evaluation criteria!
Hockessin Athletic Club Preschool
Hockessin Athletic Club has a private preschool and two-year-olds program licensed by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and rated by the Delaware Stars Program. The preschool is open to both members and non-members. The HAC Preschool mission is to provide a positive learning atmosphere where children can develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. The environment incorporates hands-on experiences and activities that are appropriate for each child’s needs.
The HAC Preschool program offers a school curriculum from the hours of 9:00 am-Noon and includes one healthy snack during those hours as well as weekly gym and music classes. Children are segmented into classes by age. Currently, HAC offers classes for ages 2, 3, and 4.
Two Day, (Tuesday/Thursday), Three Day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), and Five Day options are available for each age group.
HAC also offers two extended day options for Preschoolers in the 3’s and 4’s classes. Add two hours to your child’s preschool day through Lunch Bunch. Your child will stay through 2:00 pm instead of 12:00, have lunch and hang out with friends, and be escorted to any designated HAC activity you have selected from the YES Program.
You can also opt for full day care for your preschooler. Morning care begins at 7:00 am and after care ends at 5:30 pm. In addition to afternoon fun and games with friends, your child will also be escorted to any YES Program activities you have chosen.
HAC’s unique facility boasts a maze, mini-arcade, full court gymnasium, outdoor covered sandboxes, and an outdoor playground.
HAC’s Before & After School Care Program
The Before and After School Care program is designed for children with working parents. In addition to providing your child time to do homework, he or she will get to enjoy the many benefits of HAC’s facility, including recreational swimming (swim lessons available), gymnasium games, activity rooms, and use of other club facilities. Our trained staff will care for your child during before-school and after-school hours. We welcome children in Kindergarten through the age of 12. Additionally, HAC Staff will escort your child to any designated HAC activity you have selected from the YES Program.
Before care begins at 7:00 am, and after care ends at 6:00 pm. We also offer full-day drop in care for in-service or school cancellation days.