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Our Curriculum

We use a creative curriculum system. This allows us to offer developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote the children’s progress in all developmental areas. Teachers have social interactions with them, observe their play behaviors, and perform one-on-one testing. At Shining Stars, we understand that every student learns differently, so we tailor our programs to fit the learning needs of our students.

Our curriculum is designed to offer a wide variety of developmental and instructional learning experiences, both social and academic, that foster the child’s educational growth at each age and stage of development. There is a logical progression of instruction from the 18-month age group with beginning learning activities to the 4-year-old age group in which a full kindergarten readiness program is taught. Your child will have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn in an environment that encourages curiosity and offers daily opportunities for choice, experimentation and problem-solving.
  2. Develop language and literacy skills through activities that promote listening and speaking, vocabulary building, alphabet knowledge, reading and writing.
  3. Develop a foundational understanding of numerical and science concepts.
  4. Participate in socio-dramatic play activities that help him/her to become socially and emotionally competent.
  5. Apply the use of creativity and imagination to the learning process.
  6. Learn to appreciate diversity in ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.
  7. Receive care and education in a Christian atmosphere that enables children to develop a solid foundation in our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Learning experiences are both child-directed and teacher-directed. Children participate in a variety of activities in our well-equipped interest centers that offer art, math, music, science, dramatic play, language development, reading readiness and writing skills, and manipulative materials for exploration and problem-solving. Children receive individual instruction in addition to participating in small and large groups activities. In this environment, your child will be involved in meaningful activities throughout the day that promote optimal learning and development.

Toddler Program

The goal of our toddler program is for the children to gain more independence, an increased vocabulary, and a basic recognition of colors, numbers, shapes, and phonics. They will learn age appropriate problem solving skills and socialization.

Shining Stars offer a playful environment for our toddlers where the children can have access to toys, games, sensory tables and activities, books, blocks and puzzles. They participate in music & movement, sensory play, daily art activities, circle time, songs, and story time. Some activities and games are used to encourage social interaction between the children. The children are provided with a morning and afternoon snack.

Shining Stars employs the most loving and attentive teachers. Teachers look forward to coming to work every day and are always looking for new and exciting things to teach the children. We provide individualized attention to all students and prepare individual goals for each child. We provide an atmosphere where families can participate as much as they would want in order to feel like they don’t miss out on their child’s learning experiences. Our programs are designed to develop the whole child. We incorporate intentional activities throughout the day that focus on all areas of development for each child cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

(ages 18 months – 2 years) Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

(ages 2 years – 5 years) Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Preschool Program

After completion of this program, children typically exceed kindergarten entry level requirements. We set them up for success by teaching them to read, write, and spell sight words. We help them gain problem solving skills and social skills during their time in this program.

To help develop more these skills, activities and games are provided to encourage the children to have more interaction with each other. We teach children about emotions and how to deal with them effectively, about acceptance of diversity. We display and support warm, nurturing attitudes and create environments that foster social interaction and problem solving.

In addition to what is available for our toddlers, preschoolers have access to a math center, science center, writing center, art center, and pretend play area. They participate in STEM activities, music & movement, sensory play, daily art activities, circle time, songs, and story time. For full time students, morning and afternoon snack are provided. For part time students, morning snack is provided.

Shining Stars employs the most loving and attentive teachers. Teachers who look forward to coming to work every day and are always looking for new and exciting things to teach the children. We provide individualized attention to all students and prepare individual goals for each child. We provide an atmosphere where families can participate as much as they would want in order to feel like they don’t miss out on their child’s learning experiences. Our programs are designed to develop the whole child. We incorporate intentional activities throughout the day that focus on all areas of development for each child cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

Complete Facilities

Additional Program Options:

T & Th 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM W & F 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Half Day Program Options:

T & TH 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM T & TH 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM W & F 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM W & F 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM