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Early Preschool

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Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:15


9:30 - 10:30

Self-selected Learning

10:45 - 11:00


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


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.


Kindermusik movement and music program on a weekly basis

Outdoor education


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)


Self-Selected Centers


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.


Activity Table

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


Writing Center

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.


Sensory Table

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


Block Center

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


Science/Math Corner

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


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.


Schedules and Tuition

Classes                              Ages               Days/Hours                     Monthly Tuition

Early Preschool AM

Preschool PM


Full Day T/TH

Full Day Pre-K

3 yrs

3-4 yrs

4-5 yrs

3-4 yrs

4-5 yrs

T/Th 9:00-11:30

T/Th 12:15-3:00

MWF 9:00-11:30

T/Th 9:00-3:00

MWF 9:00-3:00






Registration & Materials fee:                           $100

Extended Care offered until 3:00 or 6:00, Monday-Friday when space is available

2022 - 2023
Monthly Curriculum

2022-2023 Curriculum
AUGUST: All About Me!
SEPTEMBER: Tools & Transportation OCTOBER: Harvest and Halloween
NOVEMBER: Thanksgiving
DECEMBER: Christmas around the World JANUARY: Mexico
FEBRUARY: Communication
MARCH: Outer Space
APRIL: Authors & Illustrators
MAY: Spring

2022 - 2023
School Calendar

2022-2023  School Year Calendar 
August 17: Back to School Night
August 17: Student Orientation/Meet the teacher August 18 & 19: First Day of School
September 5: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
October 14: NO SCHOOL
October 20-21: NO SCHOOL
November 21-25: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break December 23- January 6: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break January 16: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr Day
February 17 & 20: NO SCHOOL - President’s Day March 2: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30
March 20-24: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
May 24 & 25: 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.


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.