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Mrs. Donna Petrone-Carter
Preschool Teacher 
Office hours: M-F 1:00PM-2:00PM


Mrs. Helen Laureano 
Head Start Teacher Assistant


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Mrs. Petrone-Carter - I have been a teacher of young students for over 27 years, teaching Kindergarten for 13 years, First grade 4 years, Special education 3-5 LD,K-2 Autism, 6th grade gifted, and I owned and was Head Teacher for my own Academic Preschool for 10 years. Our school won academic excellence for the ten years of operation. I am originally from Massachusetts-Go Pats! Celtics! and Sox's! I am married to a wonderful man who served our military and presently a deputy sheriff/ US Marshall division in Alexandria. I have 5 beautiful daughters, all grown living their dreams from Miami, San Diego and Mass. I have two gorgeous grand children ages 3 and 8! I love working with young children- I get excited each year to help the children paint the canvas of learning. Everyday is adventure and a new day of discovery in my class.

Mrs. Laureano - In 2010 I went back into the work force as a substitute for PWCS. I subbed for Head Start and loved it. I started working for Head Start in late 2010. I received an Early Education certificate from NOVA and earned my highly qualified certificate for PWCS. I am excited about all the new things our Head Start family will be learning and all of the life lessons they will take with them into their future.

Daily Schedule:

8:30 Arrival

8:40 Greeting/Opening Circle/Morning Message

9;00 Breakfast/Brush Teeth

9:20 Large Group/Literacy/Music and Movement

10:00 L/A - calendar- instructional learning - all subject areas

10:30 Small Group Time

11:00 Outside play- water break-count
1:25 Worktime Centers

12:00 Clean up/Transition to Large Rug

12:30- clean up
12:45 transition music- put out cots
1:00- Nap
2:00 worktime
2:30- Recall Clean Up/Goodbye Ritual/Closing Song
2:45 Dismissal-


Welcome!! Children and Parents to our class! Hylton Little Bulldogs! This is going to be a different year for us all. Distance Learning won't be easy but we are in this together!
We will be in our computer office on Mondays so any questions you can email us and we will get back to you that day.
Zoom classes will meet Tuesday- Friday once in the Am- and again in the Pm . It is very important the children be ready to learn sitting close to the computer with the necessary materials they will need for each day. You will be able to receive what is needed from Mrs. Laureano's email through the Canvas page Parent information section- we will do this each Monday so you are prepared for the following week 😊
Since we are starting out not with the children ourselves they will need your assistance with correctly holding a pencil, cutting and directions.
They will need your assistance on the Canvas as well- For now begin to practice on recognizing their letters, numbers and practice their writing skills. We want you to know we are happy to be your teacher's and cant wait until we can finally meet all of you! Until then please stay healthy and well. Please take this time to bond with your children and do some fun activities together. Also remember to read to them daily. Nature walks are wonderful-this time of year! I have also posted some preschool online learning resources on the useful links which the children will really enjoy.
www.A- Z learning
The Learning

-Science Games:

-Science worksheets and ideas:

-National Geographic Kids:

-Mystery Doug (click student link):

-Mystery Science (click student link):

I also encourage you to go to to get latest information.

As always, please do not hesitate to email should you have any question- HUGS

Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Laureano