We take pride in our Pre-Kindergarten program here at North Star. Our Pre-K team has many years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education, and has created a theme-based curriculum that builds off of our Pre-School classes' use of Zoo Phonics and Touch Math. Your Shining Star will experience significant lifelong learning skills through active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work. We hope to help each child build a strong spiritual foundation through the study of God's word. We want our students to be adequately prepared for Kindergarten socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Working in different centers children will incorporate the learning of appropriate skills, concepts, and knowledge in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology within the weekly themes. Above all, we recognize the significance of play and interaction with nature for young children, and have redesigned our outdoor classrooms to be a place that encourages exploration and imagination.
Our Pre-K students are assessed at the beginning of the school year and then again in February. This assessment allows the teaching staff to develop the program around each child's individual needs. A theme-based curriculum also allows our teachers the flexibility to make changes based on specific interests or needs of the children.