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Little Stars Academy Early Learning Center

150 Park Pl E
Wood Ridge, NJ 07075

Phone:
(201) 460-7070

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners. We are teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool and kindergarten, but all throughout their lives. We are allowing them to learn good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will lay a strong foundation for their future.

Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:

Social: to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are part of a group.
Emotional: to help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude towards life.
Cognitive: to help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success; and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problmes, ask questions and use words to describe their ideas, feelings and observations.
Physical: to help children increase their gross and fine motor skills, and feel confident about their physical capabilities.
The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, and plan the daily schedule, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and to give your child a successful foundation in preparation for elementary school.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website