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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