Hampstead Preschool of the Arts

An art and play based 

classical preschool 

that focuses on 

small class sizes and cultivating 

an environment that fosters 

self-esteem and 

confidence in each child.

Our Philosophy

By providing a setting which fosters self-esteem, builds confidence and is based on respect, it is our goal that the children will be empowered to take risks in their learning. Developing a profound respect for each child and understanding the important role played by his/her parent or guardian is central to our philosophy. We seek to establish a positive personal interaction with our children and we regard each child as an important, capable individual. We believe that young children are concrete learners who learn by doing. Children use all of their senses to explore and learn about their environment. They feel a sense of security from pattern, rhythm, and predictability within their days. Young children are looking to the adults in their lives to provide a safe and nurturing environment where they have lots of time for uninterrupted play, to participate in real-life activities, and to simply enjoy being a child.

Why Choose HPA?

Small Class Sizes

HPA operates on Voluntary Enhanced Ratios meaning our student to teacher ratios are lower than that mandated by the state. We believe that these lower ratios give much more one on one and small group time between teacher and student. This time is crucial in building relationships and trust! 

Creative Curriculum/Play Based Curriculum

The Creative CurriculumĀ® for Preschool is an early childhood curriculum that focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills and addresses four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.

Daily Specials

Each morning of the week at HPA a different special takes place, including; ballet, art, music, storytelling and big body play. 

Qualified Teachers

The HPA teachers and staff are educated and trained early childhood professionals. However, and most importantly, they are also individuals with a true passion for helping children establish a life long love of learning.