Our HPECC Mission

The mission of the Hornet Park Early Childhood Center (HPECC) is to provide a safe and developmentally-appropriate environment in which children are nurtured in social, emotional, physical,  and cognitive growth, while developing a love for learning and establishing a strong foundation from which students will build success in kindergarten and beyond!

Our HPECC Philosophy

Our philosophy for teaching young children is built upon developmentally appropriate practices and knowledge.  We strive to create a loving and nurturing environment in which our students are successful and build a positive school relationship.  We will provide our students with predictable routines, enriching activities, and a strong classroom community.  We will build relationships with our students’ families and invite them to participate in our classroom community.  We will use our knowledge of early childhood development and ongoing training to provide a quality learning environment in which all students are successful!

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Erin Probus Principal

Erin Probus, HPECC Principal

Erin Probus, HPECC Principal



A Note from our Principal

I am thrilled to welcome you to the new Hornet Park Early Childhood Center, HPECC!

Construction is underway and is on track to open for the 22-23 school year as an extension of the Hornet Park Elementary School site. The completed HPECC will have incredible preschool classrooms, each with bathrooms, individual cubby lockers, moveable furniture to promote a range of learning experiences and imaginative/creative play, flexible table space for working and eating, cots for resting, and toys/supplies to delight and enrich our students. The HPECC will also have a designated age-appropriate outdoor playground, an indoor gross-motor play space, and access to all of the offerings of Hornet Park Elementary School such as the STEM lab, library, and community garden. The HPECC spaces are designed in a natural color pallet with beautiful themes and attributes. While the physical space will be fresh and fantastic, the best feature will be our STUDENTS and the learning that will take place within the HPECC!

Expanding our Hornet Park Elementary School building to include the HPECC is a wonderful opportunity to provide high-quality early childhood programming to our children as an integral addition of a long-trusted school with a reputation for loving students and teaching them what they need to be successful! We are eager to help HPECC students increase their kindergarten readiness and bridge the gap from early childhood to elementary school.

This building construction and renovation process is very exciting, but also challenging. We will work hard to communicate with you and provide updates along the way. We certainly appreciate your patience and understanding!

This is going to be so exciting! Together, we're going to experience something very special as Beech Grove City Schools joins in the efforts of our community partners to offer high-quality preschool programming at HPECC!

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About Our Program

Our New Facility