Enrichment Programs

Swimming Lessons

Once a week the children in our oldest preschool classrooms enjoy swimming lessons from SJCC Aquatics instructors at the Marriott Residence Inn, located across the street from Hutch Kids.

The children work with instructors in groups of five or less (instructor to child ratio ranges from 1:2 to 1:5) according to each child’s skill and comfort level. Our classroom teachers remain on deck, supervising the children and instructors at all times.

Garden to Table

Once a week the classrooms in our preschool program participate in Garden to Table enrichment classes with Teacher Kate.

During the Spring & Summer months the children focus on learning about plants in a hands-on learning environment, including planting, growing, and maintaining their own garden beds full of edibles.

In the Fall the children focus on harvesting their crops and learning about harvesting and family/local farming.

Winter is a time for putting all their edible plant knowledge to use in studying nutrition through healthy cooking projects!

Our Garden to Table classes teach our children healthy, happy living and a great respect for nature, wildlife, and their community.

Creative Movement/Dance

Our older Toddlers and youngest Preschoolers go to creative movement with Teacher Kechelle. Teacher Kechelle, trained at The Creative Dance Center, leads the children in Brain-Compatible Dance Education, a holistic approach that takes into account each child’s development, integrating the mind and body

Spanish

The Spanish Introduction Program at Hutch is a unique program developed especially to meet and enhance the vision and goals of Hutch Kids to immerse children and families in a rich multicultural/multilingual environment. The Spanish Program’s goals are to provide all children, teachers and parents at Hutch Kids the opportunity to learn and practice basic Spanish and Latin-American culture through the use of effective and fun strategies such as storytelling , singing, dancing, playing, performing, and more. Each classroom or small group of classrooms will participate in “Spanish Time” at least twice a week with the use of age appropriate activities. This will allow children and staff to learn basic vocabulary and cultural traditions with enough opportunity to practice and continue using what is learned throughout the week.