We help children to see themselves as
uniquely created and loved by God.
Highlands was founded in 1988 by Teena Ingram. She served as our
director, a community speaker, teacher and Biblical counselor.
Teena retired in 2016 to focus on her Kid Shapers company. Our staff continues to follow
the incredible program she created over the last 28 years.
Fostering citizenship and leadership qualities
in our youth through education and character development.
Highlands is a "green house" for positive development of manners,
problem solving, sharing, respect, obedience, self control, patience and decision making.
At Highlands our months, in addition to our daily curriculum are filled with special activities, community visitors, birthday celebrations, and field trips. Each month ends with the “color of the month day” where we participate in games and wear clothing that reflects that color. In December we celebrate the birth of Jesus with our Christmas performance. On February 14th we have our annual God Is Love Day and for Easter we share the good news of the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ!
We recognize and support children with sensory needs and the importance of early intervention!
Our director Ms. Vilma Moreno Dodds has extensive knowledge and resources to partner with students and their families. Parents and teachers are given the tools needed to ensure your little one is successful in school and at home. Communication and teamwork are a priority as we become one to meet your child’s needs and prepare them for kindergarten.
Parent & Guardian Teacher Communication
ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. With Dojo we can share photos, videos and announcements in groups or private messages. Families can easily join using any device. It is a simple, free mobile app for iOS and Android, and can also be used from a computer at www.classdojo.com. We love sharing all the excitement, announcements and milestones through ClassDojo!
Handwriting Without Tears
Highlands implements this Pre-K program to work side by side with our curriculum. HWT uses the multi sensory approach to address different learning styles and invites active participation and purposeful discovery and play. The lessons are taught in a sequence that makes sense developmentally. Activities break complex concepts into simple lessons that require minimal preparation time. Writing, math, and language domains are broken down into simple units to ensure success. There is no assumption of prior knowledge. Innovative letter order and pre-writing strategies are developmentally appropriate and promotes easy learning for every letter and every student.