Our Preschool Program
Preschoolers are entering a time when independence is flourishing and their curiosity about the world around them makes them eager to learn. The Montessori philosophy seeks to encourage a child’s desire to learn as well as to help them develop confidence in their own individual interests and abilities by preparing an environment full of opportunities for exploration.
Each of our preschool classrooms are “mixed ages” – with children from the age of three to five. As Montessori has shown, children benefit from this setting through the development of mentor/mentoree relationships. This process enables preschoolers to gain an understanding for community and relationships.
During “work” time, your preschooler will have the opportunity to explore the materials based on their current interests and developmental levels. The Montessori materials are inter-connected, and through the process of mastering one material, the child will be preparing themselves for the next. The materials are designed in such a way that the pincer grasp and wrist movement required for writing is practiced throughout. And often while a child is working intently on a material in one area, an underlying focus is present that is teaching them a skill from another.
Preschool Classroom Stats:
3y – K
Kids Per Room
The Preschool Program will prepare your child with the skills that they will need going into kindergarten. We build on the skills learned in our toddler. Children will learn how to read and write, basics of mathematics and relationships between objects in their environment.
Meet the Preschool Teachers
The goal of toddler teachers is to continue to provide a safe environment for each child to explore while offering opportunities for them to gain confidence in various self-help skills such as eating at a table, sleeping on a cot, playing and sharing with their peers, communicating their wants and needs, etc.
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A Space for Exploration
The Preschool classrooms are prepared with Montessori materials in the various area of study including: sensorial, practical life, mathematics, language arts, science and geography.
Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn
To expand their learning environment and to continue to introduce them to the world around them – they will participate in various “field trips” throughout the year. Besides on site visits from the fireman, the dentist and other community professionals – the preschoolers will have the opportunity to go on field trips away from school. They will visit such places as the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch; experience live plays; go bowling; and more!
What Our Families are Saying
The teachers and staff at All Stars are truly amazing. They give individualized care to each of our children and meet them where they are at socially and academically. All the teachers know all the kids and it is a truly welcoming & supportive environment where my kids have been able to grow and thrive.
I have been very happy and impressed with the services and flexibility at All Stars. The teachers create an in-home atmosphere to help kids adjust and feel comfortable in their environment. The staff also have many fun activities for kids and families.
We can’t count how many times we’ve said how thankful we are for the wonderful teachers at All Stars. We see our daughter learning and growing while being nurtured. She can sense (and so can we) how you all really care.
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