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Welcome to

Smart Start Preschool

at Harris Ranch


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Early Preschool
& Preschool

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

MON/WED/FRI  9:00-2:30

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.


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)


Daily Schedule


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
Full Day Preschool
3 - 4 yrs
T/Th 9:00-2:30
Early Preschool AM
3 yrs
T/Th 9:00-11:30

Registration & Materials fee:                           $100

Start the registration process early

2024 / 2025
Monthly Curriculum

2024 / 2025
School Calendar

August 19: Back to School Night

August 19: Student Orientation

August 20 & 21: First Day of School

September 2: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day

October 17-18:  NO SCHOOL                         November 25-29: NO SCHOOL- Fall Break

Dec 23- Jan 6: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break

January 20: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr Day

February 17: NO SCHOOL - President’s Day

March 6: Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30

March 17-21: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 18: NO SCHOOL

May 21 & 22: 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.


Preschool Fall 2024



AUGUST: All About Me! SEPTEMBER:Transportation

OCTOBER: Autumn and Halloween NOVEMBER: Harvest and Thanksgiving

DECEMBER: Christmas around the World JANUARY: China

FEBRUARY: Emotions and Communication MARCH: Dinosaurs

APRIL: Fairy Tales

MAY: On the Farm

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