WHAT DO OUR HIGH-QUALITY PRESCHOOL AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS OFFER?
Star Kids Preschool LLC offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of our students. Over the years, we have helped students of all ages achieve developmental mastery and surpass their academic goals. Lean about our high-quality programs!
CREATING A CARING COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
At Star Kids Preschool, children develop positive relationships with each other and their teachers. Teachers:
Are warm and caring, and they get to know each child and family well
Help children learn how to play, work together, and make friends
Plan activities so that all children can join in
Include every child's family, language, and culture in the program
TEACHING TO SUPPORT CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Teachers set up the classroom, choose materials, and plan activities that support children's learning. They also:
Provide materials and activities that interest children and challenge them
Encourage children's efforts by making specific comments
Set clear limits for children's behavior and explain the reasons
PLANNING AND ADAPTING CURRICULUM
A preschool curriculum is based on what most preschoolers should know and be able to do. Teachers plan and adapt curriculum to help children learn and grow by:
Setting learning goals for children that are challenging but achievable with help
Balancing group activities and instruction guided by the teacher with activities children choose themselves
Providing enough time for children to get deeply involved in activities and learning
Paying attention to and supporting children's interests, skills, and knowledge
ASSESSING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Through regular assessment, teachers understand what each child knows and can do. This helps them decide which materials, activities, and experiences to add to help children continue learning. Teachers assess children's learning and development by:
Regularly taking notes on what children do and say
Collecting samples of children's drawings and writings
Taking photos of the things children make
Using screening tests to identify when children need more learning support
Asking you what activities your child does at home and what interests he/she has
DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILIES
Teachers want to build trusting relationships with families. They know that you are the most important people in your child's life. Teachers partner with families by:
Listening to families' goals and concerns for their children
Encouraging families to participate in the program in different ways
Showing respect for each family and its language and culture
Trying to find ways to communicate in a family's home language
PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM GOALS
Rigorous & Comprehensive Curriculum Prepares Your Child For Kindergarten
TO SUPPORT CHILDREN SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY
Providing staff that is responsive to the individual child while encouraging self-care and independence. Staff also facilitates the development of self-control through redirection, structure, and consequences.
TO SUPPORT CHILDREN INTELLECTUALLY
Providing opportunities that reflect the child’s interests. These opportunities provide time for interactive exploration while also providing a unique and exciting learning experience. Furthermore, activities prepare children for future life experiences.
TO SUPPORT PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Providing a well-balanced diet, an outstanding outdoor classroom, playground, and a variety physically stimulating activities.
GOALS FOR CHILDREN
Children are personally and socially competent.
Children are effective learners.
Children show physical and motor competence.
Children are safe and healthy.