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Shining Star Preschool Inc

365 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842

Phone:
(401) 849-7827

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program at Shining Star Pre-School is based on a belief in the
uniqueness and intrinsic value of each child, student, and staff member. We
therefore strive to develop a program that will enhance the development of
each child to the fullest extent possible.
Our program philosophy and objectives are based on the integration of a number of theories of child development and early education as well as on recent research findings. In
general, this work suggests that young children learn and develop through
active involvement with the world. Through this active process, the child
constructs knowledge of the world around him or her that makes sense in
terms that he/she can understand. We also believe that young children learn
best when they are challenged to advance to new knowledge that is
intrinsically interesting to them.
Based on the above philosophy, we have developed a program that
strives to help each child and family feel safe, secure, and comfortable by
providing a warm, nurturing, and accepting atmosphere. Our program
provides a rich and diverse range of educational experiences in an open
classroom environment that maximizes each child’s opportunities to choose
the what, how, when, and why of their involvement. Children learn about
themselves and the world around them through games, stories, songs,
creative art, play, interactions with peers and adults and from special
visitors. Each day offers the children new and interesting things to explore
in a general environment of daily routines that provide the stability and
security of familiarity."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"3-year old
7:30-9:00 Early Arrival Care
9:00-9:15 Pre-School Begins
General play at specific play centers
9:15-10:15 Project Time
10:15-10:45 Snack Time
10:45-11:15 Outside Recess or Fit Kids
11:15-11:30 Circle Time
11:30-12:00 Lunch Time
12:00-12:30 General play at specific play centers
12:30-1:00 Afternoon Program Begins
1:00-2:00 Rest Period or
Quiet play at specific play centers
2:00-3:00 Project Time
3:00-3:30 Snack Time
3:30-4:00 Outside Recess or Fit Kids
4:00-4:30 Story Time
4:30-5:30 General play at specific play centers
(4 Year-Old-Class)
7:30-9:00 Early Arrival Care
9:00-9:15 Pre-School Begins
General play at specific play centers
9:15-10:15 Project Time
10:15-10:45 Circle Time
10:45-11:15 Snack Time
11:15-11:45 Outside Recess or Fit Kids
11:45-12:00 Circle Time
12:00-12:30 Lunch Time
12:30-1:00 Afternoon Program Begins
Play at specific play centers
1:00-2:30 Project Time
2:30-3:00 Snack Time
3:00-3:30 Outside Recess or Fit Kids
3:30-4:00 Story Time
4:00-5:30 General play at specific play centers"
Excerpted from the preschool's website