Sophie Simonsen

Early Childhood  ·  Family Educator




Sophie Simonsen

Early Childhood  ·  Family Educator

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  • Welcome

Welcome to the Lincoln Public Schools Preschool Program! Lincoln Public Schools Preschool Program offers many different learning opportunities. In inclusive classroom settings, each class provides active learning, adult-child interactions, a safe and engaging learning environment, and daily routines, and child assessment. Each child learns through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in the classroom and during home visits. 

  • Curriculum Information

Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on five fundamental principles:

1.     Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.

2.     Social emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.

3.     Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.

4.     The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.

5.     Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning. 

Second Step is the Social Emotional Learning Curriculum. This curriculum helps preschoolers:

  • Learn social skills
  • Build friendships
  • Develop problem solving abilities
  • Foster independence and self-control 

The Early Childhood Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B) provides a framework of evidence-based practices that promote young children's social emotional competence and prevents and addresses challenging behaviors. The supports include: High quality learning environments that have positive behavior expectations and predictable routines; the intentional teaching of social emotional strategies; and individualized interventions for children who need a positive behavior support plan. 


Preschool PM- 12:00-3:30

Arrival- 12:00-12:05

Lunch- 12:05-12:30

Opening- 12:30-12:40

Second Step- 12:40-12:45

Choice Time- 12:45-1:55

Large Group- 1:55-2:10

Outside/Gross Motor- 2:10-2:40

Small Group- 2:40-2:50

Read Aloud- 2:50-3:00

Snack- 3:00-3:20

Round Up- 3:20-3:30

Dismissal- 3:30

*Library Day- Day 2- 1:25-1:45

  • PLC Dates

Preschool will not be in session on the following dates due to scheduled professional learning for preschool staff. 

August 27, 2019

September 24, 2019

October 29, 2019

November 26, 2019

December 17, 2019

January 28, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 31, 2020

April 28, 2020

Always refer to the LPS Early Childhood Preschool Calendar for the complete list of dates on which preschool will not be in session. 

My name is Sophie Simonsen and I am excited to meet you. I am in my third year as a Family Educator for Lincoln Public Schools, and I am excited to continue serving the Early Childhood classroom at Humann Elementary School. My passion is for ALL students to learn and grow to their highest potential in an inclusive environment. 

Professional Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree from Concordia University Nebraska

Years of Experience:

  • Third year teaching at Humann