Smart Start Preschool

At Smart Start Preschool, children most often: Lead…rather than follow the teacher. Create…rather than duplicate. Move…rather than wait. Initiate…rather than imitate. Raise questions…rather than answer the teacher’s questions. Solve their own problems…rather than the teacher’s problems. Make art…rather than do crafts. Make books…rather than fill in workbooks. Decide…rather than submit. Choose wisely…rather than being told. Try again…rather than fail.             


Adapted from Sandra Crosser’s, The Butterfly Garden.


Schedules and Tuition


Registration and materials fee:     $100 each school year

Early Preschool: (2 1/2 -3 years old)     

Tuesday & Thursday  - 9:00-11:30 - $230 per month

Preschool: (3-4 years old)     

Tuesday & Thursday  - 12:00-2:30 - $220 per month

Pre-K program: (4-5 years old):    

Mon, Wed, Fri  -  9:00-11:30 - $290 per month 










August 19 : back to school night

August 19: meet the teacher/ orientation

August 20 & 21: first day of school

September 7: No School –labor day

October 16: No School

October 22-23: No School

October 29 & 30: halloween party

November 19 & 20: Friendship Feast

November 23-27: No School- thanksgiving Vacation

December 18: Winter Performance

December 19 & 20: Christmas Party

December 23– Jan 8: No School - winter Break

January 18: No School – martin Luther King Jr Day

February 15: No School- president’s Day

March 4: Kindergarten Registration

March 22 - 26: No School- spring Break

May 10: Mother’s Day Tea

May 24: Moving Up Ceremony

May 26 & 27 - Last Day of School


In the event that Boise School District calls a “Snow Day” due to inclement weather, Smart Start Preschool will also be closed.




Monthly Curriculum


AUGUST: All About Me!

SEPTEMBER: Transportation & Tools

OCTOBER: Harvest and Halloween

NOVEMBER: Pioneers and Thanksgiving

DECEMBER: Christmas around the World


FEBRUARY: Valentine’s Day and Communication

MARCH: Dinosaurs

APRIL: Nursery Rhymes

MAY: Pets 


Open Enrollment year round

Now enrolling for the Fall 2020 Preschool, Extended Care & Summer Camp!