Preschool Readiness Program

Fill out our intake form here. 

For more information call us at 303-221-7827 or email: vin.ferrari@spdstar.org bridget.henn@spdstar.org 

Give your kids the skills they need to succeed in preschool and beyond! 

September 11th through December 13th 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 years 

STAR Institute's preschool readiness program is designed to enhance your child's skills and build on their strengths to prepare them for a preschool environment. Our goal is to provide a supportive, therapeutic group program that allows your child to build the confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and maintain the regulation they need to transition to the school setting. 

Through play, semi-structured activity and built-in routines, you child will have opportunities to engage in activities that develop social skills, listening skills, respect, team work, communication sharing thoughts and ideas, following directions, completion of tasks and the ultimate understanding of feeling great, being a part of a group and learning what it is like to be in a multi-sensory classroom environment.  

More targeted skills include using the potty and basic hygiene, participating in snack time, sitting in a spot during circle time, and communicating their basic needs and advocating for themselves. Our occupational therapists have extensive training in sensory integration approach and the DIR/Floortime methodology, both of which focus on the child's capacity to regulate and communicate. In addition to the goals above, our ultimate goal of the preschool readiness program is to be joyful because learning, playing and growing is FUN! 

Possible red flags for attendance include:

  • Difficulty separating from parents 
  • Potty training difficulties 
  • Frequent meltdowns 
  • Difficulty socializing 
  • Lack of independence 
  • Delayed play skills and other milestones 
  • Not yet enrolled in preschool or already enrolled and experiencing difficulties

Below is a sample daily schedule:

9:00-9:15 AM - Arrive, unpack, unstructured free play 

9:15-9:45 AM - Circle time, morning song, hello to friends 

9:45 - 10:15 AM - Music and movement 

10:15 - 10:45 AM - Snack/hygiene 

10:45 - 11:15 AM - Activity of the day 

11:15 -11:30 AM - Goodbye circle and song 

11:30 AM - Parents arrive