Preschool at Smart Start is much more than babysitting. We focus on Kindergarten readiness and for classes and small groups based on each individual child's development. We conduct regular one on one assessments with your child to ensure their progress. These assessments are how we track your child's success and are a valuable resource to use with our parent teacher conferences.
Our preschoolers enjoy having classroom jobs which are rotated weekly, which allow them to feel important and to learn leadership skills at an early age. We have 1 Head Start and 3 Preschool classrooms.
Circle time is where we sing songs, play games, dance, read books and talk about our theme for the month. Children are encouraged to talk and express themselves to enhance their language skills. We think of ways to get the shy ones talking. The pre-school teachers plan learning units around seasons, plants and animals, community helpers, manners, foods, etc. Opportunities are given to experience math and numbers, writing and the learning of letters. Another goal with the preschool children is to encourage them to be creative through cutting, painting, drawing, and gluing. Each day helpers are appointed to help set up the table and to serve lunch. All meals are eaten family style with the teachers directing the meal.