Our Curriculum

Classrooms of the Hamm Center join children who are deaf or hard of hearing with children who have typical hearing, in a rich environment of listening and spoken language.  Developing relationships, learning to communicate, and practicing conversational partnership are integrated into all aspects of each child's school day.

In addition to academics, all of our children participate in enrichment activities that include music, PE/occupational therapy, physical education, art, and media.  Classroom teachers collaborate with enrichment teachers to integrate and bolster language development.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULES

Toddler Class 

  • Age: 14 months (by September 1 of the current school year) – 2yrs 
  • 2 days/week, 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (M/W or T/TH) 
  • Classroom environment 
  • 3:1 student teacher ratio 
  • Child and family offered weekly 1:1 sessions 

Twos Class 

  • Age: 2 years (before September 1st of the current school year) 
  • 4 days/week or 5 days/week (7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 
  • Children integrated with hearing peers 
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio 
  • Child and family offered weekly 1:1 sessions 

Threes Class 

  • Age: 3 years (before September 1st of current school year) 
  • 5 days/week (8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. M-Th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. F) 
  • Children integrated with hearing peers 
  • Recess spent with students of all three Atlanta Speech School Preschools 
  • Enrichment spent with students in Kenan Preschool 
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio 
  • Children eligible for extended day programming (7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) 

Fours Class 

  • Age: 4 years (before September 1st of the current school year) 
  • 5 days/week (8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. M-Th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. F) 
  • Children integrated with hearing peers 
  • Enrichment, lunch and recess are spent with all 3 Atlanta Speech School PreK Students 
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio 
  • Children eligible for extended day programming (7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)