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)
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
Full Day Preschool
3 - 4 yrs
Early Preschool AM
Registration & Materials fee: $100
Start the registration process early
2023 / 2024
2023 / 2024
August 17: Back to School Night
August 18: Student Orientation/Meet the teacher
August 21 & 22: First Day of School
September 4: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
October 13: NO SCHOOL
October 19-20: NO SCHOOL
November 20-24: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
December 21- January 5: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
January 15: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr Day
February 19: NO SCHOOL - President’s Day
Feb. 29: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30
March 18-22: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 19: NO SCHOOL
May 22-23: 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.
Preschool Fall 2023
AUGUST: All About Me!
OCTOBER: Harvest and Halloween
NOVEMBER: Idaho History and Thanksgiving
DECEMBER: Christmas around the World
FEBRUARY: Emotions & Communication
MARCH: Under the Sea
APRIL: Nursery Rhymes