After School Care
At Hidden Springs
9:00 - 9:15
9:30 - 10:30
10:45 - 11:00
11:15 - 11:30
9:15 - 9:30
10:30 - 10:45
Clean-up and Circle Time
11:00 - 11:15
Teacher/student ratio is 1:7 or 1:8
Foundation skills taught in reading, writing, math, music, dance, and Spanish
Artistic creation in a hands on manner, involving various art materials and methods. Art projects are designed to enhance self-expression, fine motor skills and creativity.
Kindermusik movement and music program on a weekly basis
Social development: sharing, small & whole groups, problem solving, following directions, self-esteem, conflict resolution, verbal expression and more
Discovery in nature and science
Movement and exercise (both large and small motor)
Each day, an age appropriate art activity is available for the children. The activities will include gluing, painting, coloring and creating with a variety of art materials. Creations may not always look complete or pretty, but it is the process, rather than the product that is important.
May include such items as puzzles, stencils, stationary, games, play dough, manipulatives, aesthetic and cognitive based activities
Paper, pencils, stencils, stationary, glue, notebooks, envelopes, stamps, stickers and other writing accessories for children to “write” with.
Dramatic Play Area
Will change regularly in theme and materials.
Available for painting, drawing and artistic creations.
Including such materials as water, sand, birdseed, flour, rice, shaving cream, beans, paper & scissors, etc.
Wooden blocks, legos, and other manipulatives to create and build with.
Science projects and activities to investigate, such as scales, magnifying glasses, measuring utensils, nature items, etc.
A cozy corner with books and books on CD, which will change in theme and variety regularly, for children to relax and enjoy and read.
Schedules and Tuition
Classes Ages Days/Hours Monthly Tuition
Full Day T/TH
Full Day Pre-K
Registration & Materials fee: $100
2023 - 2024
AUGUST: All About Me!
OCTOBER: Harvest and Halloween
NOVEMBER: Idaho History
DECEMBER: Christmas around the World
JANUARY: Under the Sea
FEBRUARY: Emotions and Communication
APRIL: Nursery Rhymes
2023 - 2024
August 16: Back to School Night
August 16: Student Orientation/Meet the teacher August 17 & 18: First Day of School
September 4: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
October 13: NO SCHOOL
October 19-20: NO SCHOOL
November 20-24: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break December 21- January 5: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break January 15: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr Day
February 19: NO SCHOOL - President’s Day
Feb. 29: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30
March 18-22: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 19: NO SCHOOL
May 21-22: Last Day of School
In the event that Boise School District calls a "Snow Day" due to inclement weather, Smart Start Preschool will also be closed.
Smart Start Preschool strives to create a safe learning environment, which promotes developmentally appropriate education and social skills for young children to learn about themselves, others and their surroundings. Emphasis is placed on self-esteem, creativity, and individuality. Smart Start utilizes a system of manipulative materials within a structured environment where exploration, discovery and learning take place. The focus is to teach readiness skills for Kindergarten as well as instill the desire for life-long learning. A team approach between parents, children and teacher is essential for a consistent, quality education and experience.