Our curriculum, targeted towards 2.5-6 year olds, is built around weekly themes that relate to the children's lives. Through "Handwriting Without Tears," a fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate pre-writing program, we also focus on learning a new letter of the alphabet each week.
a well-rounded approach
Learning at Little Star is a kaleidoscope of art, dramatic play, science, language, pre-math and pre-writing activities. Each day provides opportunities for individual exploration and collaboration, for a beautiful work of art and an ongoing dialogue between teachers and students introducing new ideas and concepts.
Each week a new theme and letter of the alphabet are explored through different media and forms. With our team teaching environment the teachers are all able to bring his/her own special interests and skills to the table to explore the sounds, shapes, skills, emotions, and movements that lay the groundwork for our educational goals.
Just as important as cognitive development are social and emotional development. Our teachers take the time to meet each child where he/she is and work with them to develop the skills needed to communicate, problem-solve, and build relationships with their peers. We like to work closely with each family to ensure each child's whole self is nurtured and challenged. We hold annual teacher/parent conferences and encourage parents to engage in conversations with the teachers and with their children. Strong communication is a crucial readiness skill and is something we are passionate about supporting for our students.
We are dedicated to preparing our young students for kindergarten academically, socially, and emotionally. No matter what school children are headed for, we strive to give them the tools, the confidence, and the excitement for learning that will help them succeed. Some of our teachers have served in public schools, while others are experienced parents or just long-time educators, and we do our best to help guide our Little Star families through the challenges of readying their children for choosing and transitioning to a new school.