7:30 - 8:30 Arrival/Fine motor activities
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Greeting circle (good morning song, calendar, weather, jobs, letter of the week, introduction to theme of the week/activities of the day, story)
9:30 - 9:55 Outdoors (longer if weather permits)
9:55 - 10:20 Morning snack
10:20 - 11:15 Learning centers and Pre-K academic groups
11:15 - 11:45 Yoga/French
11:45 - 12:05 Outdoors (longer if weather permits)
12:05 - 12:20 Mid morning circle
12:20 - 12:50 Lunch
12:50 - 1:00 Stories
1:00 - 3:30 Nap/Quiet Activities (please avoid drop-off and pick-up between 1:00 and 3:00)
3:30 - 3:45 - Snack
3:45 - 4:15 Outdoors
4:15 - 4:35 Circle, library, intro to afternoon activities
4:35 - 5:15 Afternoon circle (kindness corner)
5:15 - 5:30 Last snack
5:30 - 6:00 Outdoors/Dance Party/Gross motor games/Individual attention/Library/Departure
We started looking into daycares when my little was about 18 months. After searching for a few months, I found Smart Start. They weren't open yet, but I interviewed Sandra, the owner. She was warm, friendly, energetic, and passionate about early education. She follows Montessori methods but also recognizes that most of her students will go on to traditional public education for kindergarten, so works to prepare students for that transition.
My son had been home with me full time prior to starting Smart Start. All the staff worked wonderfully to not only put my little guy at ease, but put me at ease. They texted throughout the day with pictures and reassurances that everything was going ok.
Fast forward a year and I've seen so much positive change in my child. I love seeing and hearing about all the great activities they do throughout the day, from art, science experiments, gardening, yoga and more French language and jazz dance! My child is growing and thriving at Smart Start and we couldn't be happier. When our youngest gets a bit older, we plan to send him as well!
SmartStart is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.
SmartStart is closed every year from December 24th through January 2nd (or first official first day of the year).
SmartStart is closed for a short summer break every year during the week of 4th of July.
SmartStart is closed on the following holidays: Martin Luther King, George Washington, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and After Thanksgiving Day.
SmartStart opens 3 hours late for teacher training three times per year.
SmartStart is closed for parent conferences one day per year usually in June.
One time per month SmartStart hosts "Parents Night Out". On those days, we are open until 8:00 pm in order to offer parents a well deserved night for themselves.
*Reviews are copy pasted from the SmartStart business profile on google.com and other business review websites.