Our Shooting Stars have an amazing amount of boundless energy and an innate sense of curiosity of the world around them. Our Shooting Star room is all about ME! Children know who they are and feel powerful in making their own choices. Your early preschooler will be working towards several self-help skills. Introducing potty training, encouraging parallel play, promoting self-feeding with spoons and open cups, are only a small part of the autonomy that your little one will accomplish. Our energetic teachers are eager to foster and support this need for independence while providing numerous opportunities for the children to make safe choices in a stimulating environment. In addition, our positive reinforcement, hugs, praise, kind words and simple rewards help make this journey to independence both encouraging and successful. We know how important communication is during this advancement in learning and work very closely with both child and family to make sure there is consistency between home and school. Our Shooting Star curriculum goals help our early preschool children develop the skills necessary to become independent learners. . Busy as the two’s may be, our teachers can keep up and cherish the opportunity to be a part of your early preschoolers’ bright independence.
Our Shooting Star curriculum supports empowering children with words and developing self-help skills. There rapidly emerging abilities require constant curriculum challenges in order keep them engaged and busy. Maintaining low ratios ensures plenty of one on one time. Weekly themed lesson plans with teacher directed hands-on activities in math, science, language, art, social, and environmental studies reinforce our academic content standards and provide a sound foundation for elementary readiness. Part of helping our early preschools become more independent is providing freedom of choice. Our teachers are aware of this fundamental need and strive to create academic learning centers from which children can choose and participate in on a daily basis. Giving children the opportunity to experience as much, in a day, as possible, is our primary goal. Starting in the early preschool room the children have scheduled weekly times to visit our schools’ specialty areas allowing extended enriched academic learning in art, science, cooking, computer, literacy, media and drama. The continuation of our daily Spanish program expands to build your child’s vocabulary enhance early understanding diversity, and cultural awareness. For your convenience detailed reports are emailed to you daily and provide information on your child’s sleeping, eating, diapering, mood and developmental activities.
Building a trusting relationship with others is an essential part of our Shooting Star program. Our teachers are aware of this need and strive to create an environment that not only encourages academic development but also fosters your child’s social and emotional development as well. Below is a sampling of the many ways this is accomplished.
Our jungle themed classroom creates a safari adventure for our little explores. Two bright beautiful rooms with patterned carpets, enchanting floor and wall murals, natural lighting, and eco friendly amenities create an exemplary learning experience for your early preschooler. These two spacious classrooms provide large learning centers full of educational toys and equipment for children to rotate in during our star centered curriculum activities. Child height toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, windows, tables and chairs, separated cubby areas with half height see through tempered glass walls, classroom closets to store sleeping cots, internal window blinds, changing stations that face play areas all featuring touch-less faucets, soap dispensers, paper towels and hand dryers help to create an exceptional learning atmosphere.