Hummingbirds Class

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Welcome To The

Hummingbirds Class

3 Year old class

Often times, the Hummingbirds class is the first experience children have with school, and so we primarily focus on social and emotional learning while gently introducing academics through sensory experiences, playtime, music and stories.

Our days are spent adjusting to a scholastic environment and all the fun and new experiences that it has to offer. Twice a day we gather the children together and work on our ABC’s, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, weather, sounds, and recognizing and spelling our names. Four days a week, our Spanish teacher visits and the children sing songs, play games and engage in fun activities where we work on counting, colors, days of the week, foods, family members and other terms/phrases in Spanish.

Our Quails are also exposed to music, dance and instruments with our music director, Ms. Patti.  We also incorporate learning centers into our daily work that focus on letters/sounds, shapes, numbers/counting, writing, and a craft. In addition, we introduce our children to the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for letters and handwriting, that we continue through our other classes, building on this early foundation.

Lastly, and very important…Playtime!  Our Quails get plenty of playtime in their day! We start each morning with inside play time and have two outside recesses throughout our day. The kids also get to play in the classroom when we are doing centers.

Our goal is to ensure that our Quails are safe, having fun, becoming socially aware and developing a love for learning and a positive relationship with school.

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meet Our Teachers

Scottsdale Preschool | New Covenant Teacher Ms. Tracey

Ms. Tracy

Hummingbirds Teacher (middle 3's)

Ms. Tracy was born and raised in North East Michigan. She is the second oldest of eight children, so the job of helping little ones grow was basically assigned at birth. Tracy and family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1998 and immediately got connected with a local Christian church. Upon completing her education and study programs, Tracy began teaching preschool in 2008 and worked with various age groups. After meeting her husband, Josh and being blessed with two boys (Max and Jake,) Tracy returned to work and acquired the position of Children’s Ministry Director, specializing in writing preschool-aged curriculum. She used that same unique learning style she grew up with to implement fun and intricate ways to teach children, highlighting and blending both academic and behavioral skills. In her free time, Tracy loves to have fun with her boys, sing [...]

Scottsdale Preschool | New Covenant Teacher Ms. Megan

Ms. Megan

Hummingbirds Teacher (middle 3's)

Ms Megan was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN before she moved to the valley in May of 2018. She joined the New Covenant family last March as an aid for the Ducks. She recently graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Human Development & Family Science. Megan enjoys swimming, hiking and spending time with her husband, Nate. She also enjoys traveling and exploring Arizona with her family.  Megan has wanted to be a teacher since she was in 1st grade and is so excited to start her first year of teaching with Ms Tracy! Megan has spent the last few years working in after school-programs and at preschools as an aid. She is excited to take on the role of teacher and cannot wait to see what this new school year brings!   

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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