Welcome to

Smart Start Preschool

at Harris Ranch




Preschool Fall 2021
Summer Camp 2021

At Harris Ranch


Daily Schedule

9:00 – 10:00
Self-selected Learning
10:00 –10:15
Clean-up and Circle Time
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
Academic Groups
11:00 – 11:30
Enrichment Programs (Spanish, Music, Show & Tell)

Program Highlights

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

Outdoor education


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)


Self-Selected Centers

Library Area

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.

Block Center

Wooden blocks, legos, and other manipulatives to create and build with.

Sensory Table

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.

Writing Center

Paper, pencils, stencils, stationary, glue, notebooks, envelopes, stamps, stickers and other writing accessories for children to “write” with.

Activity Table

May include such items as puzzles, stencils, stationary, games, play dough, manipulatives, aesthetic and cognitive based activities

Art Table

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
Monthly Tuition
Full Day Pre-K
4 - 5 yrs
M/W/F 9:00-2:30
Preschool PM
3 - 4 yrs
T/Th 12:00-2:30
4 - 5 yrs
M/W/F 9:00-11:30
Full Day Preschool
3 - 4 yrs
T/Th 9:00-2:30
Preschool 5 Days PM
3 - 4 yrs
M-F 12:00-2:30
Early Preschool AM
3 yrs
T/Th 9:00-11:30

Registration & Materials fee:                           $100

Kinderclub offered until 2:30 on MWF when space is available:

12:00 - 2:30 for TU/THU afternoon students

Start the registration process early

2021 - 2022
Monthly Curriculum

2021-2022 Curriculum
August: All About Me!
September: Insects
October: Harvest & Halloween
November: Idaho & Thanksgiving
December: Christmas around the World
January: Australia
February: Valentine's Day & Communication
March: Under the Sea
April: Fairy Tales & the Classics
May: On the Farm

2021 - 2022
School Calendar

2021-2022  School Year Calendar - HR
August 17: Back to School Night
August 17: Student Orientation/Meet the teacher
August 18 & 19: First Day of School

September 6: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
October 15: NO SCHOOL
October 21-22: NO SCHOOL - Parent Conferences

November 22-26: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
December 23 - January 7: Winter Holiday Break
January 17: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day
February 18 & 21: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
March 3: Kindergarten Registration
March 21-25: 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.


Mission Statement

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.