Rising Star’s Pre-K program has been carefully designed to meet the developmental needs of the young child. The classes have a ratio of 1 adult to 9 children. The teacher becomes the link between the enriched learning didactics and what the child experiences, discovers and understands. Children are provided with opportunities to learn independence while developing their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Children also become a part of a classroom learning community where they utilize their grace and courtesy skills and internal discipline.
Program times: 5 days per week with a maximum of 8.5 hours per day
Times available are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Rising Star Sings
Pines: 2 years, 4 months to 4 years (4 years by September 1st)
*Children must be fully potty trained to attend our Cottage Campus.
High Street Campus*
Cedars/Oaks/Redwoods/Maples: 2 years, 9 months (4 years by September 1st)
*Children must be fully potty trained to attend our High Street Campus.
Children in the Montessori classroom begin with the world as a whole, and then the world’s parts. We take the child from the concrete to the semi-concrete, to the semi-abstract to the abstract. The whole, when fully understood, gives meaning to the parts, and the parts give meaning to the whole.
Children learn about the earth, continents, countries, states, climates, and animals, as well as the principles of honoring all religions, cultures, and people. This helps children to obtain a sense of self and community and an understanding of where in the universe they can fit. Art programs provide the opportunity to enjoy creative activities and gain a better understanding of the great masters.
In addition to the above Montessori curriculum, children learn about working with peers, music and movement, library skills, art, and foreign language. They also learn to use their large motor skill through our Jack Capon’s Motor Fitness Program.