Preschool Fall 2022
AGES 3 - 4 Years
Our Early Preschool program captivates the imagination of our 3 to 4 year old students and facilitates cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. Our play-based curriculum, toys and learning resources are specifically designed to nurture each child’s transition from toddler to preschooler.
AGES 4 - 5 Years
Our Pre-K class and play-based curriculum are designed specifically for our blossoming pre-kindergartners. We focus on cognitive, emotional, social and academic development preparing our students for kindergarten and a lifetime love of learning.
Teacher/student ratio is 1:7 or 1:8
Foundation skills taught in reading, writing, math, music, dance, and Spanish
Artistic creation in a hands on manner, involving various art materials and methods. Art projects are designed to enhance self-expression, fine motor skills and creativity.
Kindermusik movement and music program on a weekly basis
Social development: sharing, small & whole groups, problem solving, following directions, self-esteem, conflict resolution, verbal expression and more
Discovery in nature and science
Movement and exercise (both large and small motor)
9:00 – 10:00
Clean-up and Circle Time
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
Enrichment Programs (Spanish, Music, Show & Tell)
A cozy corner with books and books on CD, which will change in theme and variety regularly, for children to relax and enjoy and read.
Science & Math Corner
Science projects and activities to investigate, such as scales, magnifying glasses, measuring utensils, nature items, etc.
Wooden blocks, legos, and other manipulatives to create and build with.
Including such materials as water, sand, birdseed, flour, rice, shaving cream, beans, paper & scissors, etc.
Available for painting, drawing and artistic creations.
Dramatic Play Area
Will change regularly in theme and materials.
Paper, pencils, stencils, stationary, glue, notebooks, envelopes, stamps, stickers and other writing accessories for children to “write” with.
May include such items as puzzles, stencils, stationary, games, play dough, manipulatives, aesthetic and cognitive based activities
Each day, an age appropriate art activity is available for the children. The activities will include gluing, painting, coloring and creating with a variety of art materials. Creations may not always look complete or pretty, but it is the process, rather than the product that is important.
Schedules and Tuition
Days & Hours
Full Day Pre-K
4 - 5 yrs
3 - 4 yrs
4 - 5 yrs
Full Day Preschool
3 - 4 yrs
Preschool 5 Days PM
3 - 4 yrs
Early Preschool AM
Registration & Materials fee: $100
Start the registration process early
2022 - 2023
AUGUST: All About Me!
SEPTEMBER: Tools & Transportation
OCTOBER: Harvest and Halloween
DECEMBER: Christmas around the World
JANUARY: Outer Space
FEBRUARY: Valentine’s Day and Communication
APRIL: Authors & Illustrators
2022 - 2023
2022-2023 School Year Calendar - HR
August 19: Back to School Night
August 19: Student Orientation/Meet the teacher
August 22 & 23: First Day of School
September 5: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
October 14: NO SCHOOL
October 20-21: NO SCHOOL
November 21-25: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
December 23- January 6: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
January 16: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr Day
February 17 & 20: NO SCHOOL - President’s Day
March 2: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30
March 20-24: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
May 24 & 25: 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.
Smart Start Preschool strives to create a safe learning environment, which promotes developmentally appropriate education and social skills for young children to learn about themselves, others and their surroundings. Emphasis is placed on self-esteem, creativity, and individuality. Smart Start utilizes a system of manipulative materials within a structured environment where exploration, discovery and learning take place. The focus is to teach readiness skills for Kindergarten as well as instill the desire for life-long learning. A team approach between parents, children and teacher is essential for a consistent, quality education and experience.