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Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:15

Greeting/Arrival

9:30 - 10:30

Self-selected Learning

10:45 - 11:00

Snack

11:15 - 11:30

Groups/Enrichment Programs

9:15 - 9:30

Morning Circle

10:30 - 10:45

Clean-up and Circle Time

11:00 - 11:15

Recess

Program Highlights

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.

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Kindermusik movement and music program on a weekly basis

Outdoor education

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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)

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Self-Selected Centers

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Art Table

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.

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Activity Table

May include such items as puzzles, stencils, stationary, games, play dough, manipulatives, aesthetic and cognitive based activities

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Writing Center

Paper, pencils, stencils, stationary, glue, notebooks, envelopes, stamps, stickers and other writing accessories for children to “write” with.

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Dramatic Play Area

Will change regularly in theme and materials.

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Easel

Available for painting, drawing and artistic creations.

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Sensory Table

Including such materials as water, sand, birdseed, flour, rice, shaving cream, beans, paper & scissors, etc.

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Block Center

Wooden blocks, legos, and other manipulatives to create and build with.

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Science/Math Corner

Science projects and activities to investigate, such as scales, magnifying glasses, measuring utensils, nature items, etc.

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Library Area

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.

Stationery

Schedules and Tuition

Classes                      Ages               Days/Hours       Monthly Tuition

Early Preschool 

Preschool 

Full Day T/TH

Full Day Pre-K

3 yrs

3-4 yrs

3-4 yrs

4-5 yrs

T/Th 9:00-11:30

T/Th 12:30-3:00

T/Th 9:00-3:00

MWF 9:00-3:00

$245

$240

$445

$540

Registration & Materials fee:                         $100

2024 - 2025
Monthly Curriculum

 

AUGUST: All About Me! SEPTEMBER:Transportation

OCTOBER: Autumn and Halloween NOVEMBER: Harvest and Thanksgiving

DECEMBER: Christmas around the World JANUARY: Dinosaurs

FEBRUARY: Emotions and Communication

MARCH: China

APRIL: Fairy Tales

MAY: On the Farm

2024 - 2025
School Calendar

August 14: Back to School Night

August 14: Student Orientation 
August 16 & 17: First Day of School

September 2: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
October 17-18: NO SCHOOL

November 25-29: NO SCHOOL- Fall Break December 20: Early Release: 1:15

Dec 23- January 6: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break January 20: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr Day

February 17: NO SCHOOL - President’s Day March 6: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30

March 14: Early Release: 1:15

March 17-21: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 18: NO SCHOOL

May 16: Early Release: 1:15

May 21: Last Day of School

May 22: Last Day of School & Early Release: 1:15

In the event that Boise School District calls a "Snow Day" due to inclement weather, Smart Start Preschool will also be closed.

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Mission Statement

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.

 

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