PRESCHOOL

3 - 4 years

Bright Beginnings Develop And Grow,

opening a whole new world for our Shining Stars’ achievements.

Preschool

3-4 years

Bright beginnings develop and grow,

opening a whole new world for our Shining Stars’ achievements.

Designed For Small Group Interaction

Our Shining Stars are full of wonder and spend their time observing and exploring the world around them. They love to play with words and language. Because preschool children are moving into cooperative play, the classroom centers are designed for small groups of children to interact with each other and to allow them to refine their social skills.

Practice Makes Perfect

Fostering foundational skills to allow preschoolers to expand their horizons and seek out information by exploring new territory in a supportive secure environment is our number one goal. Our teachers understand that they learn through repetition and provide a variety of hands on learning activities that allow children to practice and master our Shining Star curriculum goals.

Imagination Sparks Creativity

Creativity blossoms is our Shining Star’s classroom. The art, dramatic play and music areas are extremely popular choices. Shining Stars are frequently practicing skills, trying new things and use their imagination help understand the world around them and interact with their peers.

Degreed Teachers Expand Your Child’s Learning

Our degreed, experienced, well-trained teaches are the fundamental foundation to what makes our preschool program above the rest. This standard sets the pace for the confidence providing self-reliance skills that only a degree in early childhood education can provide.

Extended Learning Awaits Your Preschooler

Focused around weekly themes, your child will flourish both creatively and culturally through a variety of annual events, including exciting in-house field trips, splash pad days, extracurricular activities, holiday parties, celebrations, STEAM science night and monthly home economics projects.

Performing Arts Preschool Play

The introduction of the performing arts at our annual preschool play lets your child be a star for a day. Our little performers will surprise and delight you as they show off their acting skills. Evidence shows that Theatre Arts activities support early childhood development in the following ways:

  • Pretend play builds curiosity through exploration and imaginative questioning
  • Language-rich stories and songs build vocabulary and activate brain development
  • Creative Storytelling gives children opportunities to make choices and use their voices
  • Expressive movement exercises large motor skills, supporting muscle and brain development
  • Self-expression is foundational to self and social awareness and to developing healthy relationships

Exceptional Environment

Our eco-themed classroom creates an adventure for our Shining Stars. Everything is at a child’s height and size allowing support for our Shining Stars journey to independence. Bright, beautiful rooms with patterned carpets, enchanting wall murals, natural lighting and ecofriendly amenities create an exemplary learning experiences for your preschooler. These two spacious classrooms provide large learning centers full of educational toys and equipment for children to rotate through during our curriculum time.

Shining Star Interactions

Our Shining Star Interactions allow more independence while still providing security and support from caregivers close at hand.

Our teachers understand how to create an environment that balances the two as it supports growth and development in social and emotional areas. Below are some of the many ways that our qualified teachers will meet your child’s individual needs:

  • Building a trusting and communicative relationship with teacher and peers
  • Creating an environment in the classroom and school that supports autonomy and freedom
  • Developing an understanding of the dynamics of socially acceptable behaviors
  • Developing a positive sense of self confidence and self-awareness
  • Refining self-help skills
  • Maintaining low rations for more individualized attention
  • Weekly foreign language instruction
  • Bi-weekly music enrichment programs
  • Authentic assessments help to target the individual child’s needs preparing them for elementary school

Developmental Goals For

Our Shining Stars

Communication

  • Attend to communication of others
  • Uses a wide variety of words
  • Responds to increasingly complex language from others
  • Understands, follows, and uses appropriate social and conversational rules
  • Expressed himself in more sophisticated ways
  • Uses verbal and non-verbal language to communicate
  • Follows two-step directions

Literacy

  • Recognizes letters of the alphabet
  • Understands how print is used
  • Explores the role of print
  • Asks and answers questions about a book that was read
  • Retells a story in their own words
  • Writes for a variety of purposes
  • Identifies and attempts to write first name

Social Skills

  • Engages in positive relationships with adults
  • Participates in cooperative play with other children
  • Uses basic problem-solving to resolve conflicts with other children
  • Expresses a broad range of emotions
  • Expresses care and concern toward others
  • Recognizes self as a unique individual
  • Expresses confidence in own skills and positive feelings about self

Social and Environmental Studies

  • Identifying and appreciating similarities and differences in basic social groups
  • Identifying members of immediate family and their various roles
  • Recognizing and appreciating traditions and languages of other cultures
  • Identifying various roles within the community
  • Recognizing the American Flag
  • Discussing homes
  • Beginning to see how personal actions affect the environment
  • Using creativity and imagination to think of new ways to use old objects
  • Becoming aware of waste and personal usage

Math and Manipulative

  • Knows number names and count sequence
  • Recognizes numbers
  • Knows the number of objects in a small set without counting
  • Compares numbers
  • Understands and creates simple patterns
  • Describes attributes of items
  • Sorts items into groups based on color, size or shape
  • Know names of common shapes
  • Compares groups of items to understand more and less
  • Begins to develop an understanding of the passage of time based on their daily schedule

Sensory, Science and Technology

  • Observes and describes different objects in their environment
  • Engages in scientific talk
  • Makes predictions
  • Plans and conducts investigations and experiments
  • Identifies the five senses
  • Compares and categorizes different objects in their environment
  • Begins to understand different life cycles
  • Describes how the weather affects our lives
  • Identifies items in the daytime and nighttime sky
  • Uses technological resources to problem-solve, communicate and illustrate

Large Motor Development

  • Demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles
  • Walks and runs with control and balance
  • Jumps and climbs on playground equipment
  • Throws and catches a ball

Small Motor Development

  • Demonstrates increasing control, strength and coordination of small muscles
  • Uses fingers to manipulate a variety of materials
  • Traces and cuts different shapes
  • Begins to make letters in large spaces

Health and Safety

  • Demonstrates self-care skills
  • Understands the importance of personal hygiene
  • Has a knowledge of personal safety practices and routines
  • Understands that food is a need

Communication

  • Attend to communication of others
  • Uses a wide variety of words
  • Responds to increasingly complex language from others
  • Understands, follows, and uses appropriate social and conversational rules
  • Expressed himself in more sophisticated ways
  • Uses verbal and non-verbal language to communicate
  • Follows two-step directions

Literacy

  • Recognizes letters of the alphabet
  • Understands how print is used
  • Explores the role of print
  • Asks and answers questions about a book that was read
  • Retells a story in their own words
  • Writes for a variety of purposes
  • Identifies and attempts to write first name

Social Skills

  • Engages in positive relationships with adults
  • Participates in cooperative play with other children
  • Uses basic problem-solving to resolve conflicts with other children
  • Expresses a broad range of emotions
  • Expresses care and concern toward others
  • Recognizes self as a unique individual
  • Expresses confidence in own skills and positive feelings about self

Social and Environmental Studies

  • Identifying and appreciating similarities and differences in basic social groups
  • Identifying members of immediate family and their various roles
  • Recognizing and appreciating traditions and languages of other cultures
  • Identifying various roles within the community
  • Recognizing the American Flag
  • Discussing homes
  • Beginning to see how personal actions affect the environment
  • Using creativity and imagination to think of new ways to use old objects
  • Becoming aware of waste and personal usage

Math and Manipulative

  • Knows number names and count sequence
  • Recognizes numbers
  • Knows the number of objects in a small set without counting
  • Compares numbers
  • Understands and creates simple patterns
  • Describes attributes of items
  • Sorts items into groups based on color, size or shape
  • Know names of common shapes
  • Compares groups of items to understand more and less
  • Begins to develop an understanding of the passage of time based on their daily schedule

Sensory, Science and Technology

  • Observes and describes different objects in their environment
  • Engages in scientific talk
  • Makes predictions
  • Plans and conducts investigations and experiments
  • Identifies the five senses
  • Compares and categorizes different objects in their environment
  • Begins to understand different life cycles
  • Describes how the weather affects our lives
  • Identifies items in the daytime and nighttime sky
  • Uses technological resources to problem-solve, communicate and illustrate

Large Motor Development

  • Demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles
  • Walks and runs with control and balance
  • Jumps and climbs on playground equipment
  • Throws and catches a ball

Small Motor Development

  • Demonstrates increasing control, strength and coordination of small muscles
  • Uses fingers to manipulate a variety of materials
  • Traces and cuts different shapes
  • Begins to make letters in large spaces

Health and Safety

  • Demonstrates self-care skills
  • Understands the importance of personal hygiene
  • Has a knowledge of personal safety practices and routines
  • Understands that food is a need
What Our Parents Are Saying...

We recently transferred our daughter to Bright Star. Her teachers have been incredible. They truly understand how to teach, nurture and discipline the 3-4 year old group. The facility is beautiful. I love the indoor playground and the science room.

We have been pleased with the administrative staff too. Everyone is eager to answer questions. The weekly newsletter and pictures that are emailed are great!

Kimberly M.

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I love Bright Star Academy for my son Tyson! I love how all of the teachers work together. Parents are updated daily on their child’s progress and behavior. I love how involved everyone is with holidays, special events, etc. My three year old has learned so much and come out of his shell since attending there the past year. I’m very grateful for the staff at Bright Star.

Leslie J.

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I am just all around pleased with the staff, the teacher's the facility, and the curriculum. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I am very pleased with my choice to send my daughter to this great school.

Kashara P.

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