The Starr King environment is well equipped and varied. Your child will learn to take initiative and responsibility in choosing his/her area of activity, as well as participating in a programmed snack group each day. Because of the low adult to child ratio (1 to 4), each child is assisted and encouraged in this exploration.
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both indoors and outdoors, click here.
• One morning a week at the preschool from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
• Parent-education class every Monday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
• Attend two Environment Days per year
• Work with parents and alumni at annual Rummage Event
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Parents will learn about typical social, emotional, physical, language, cognitive development of children ages two to five, healthy patterns of separation, importance of play, and parenting strategies that support a strong foundation for future learning.
Parents will help create a safe, inclusive environment for their children and observe and interact with their child and other children in the cooperative preschool lab.
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Sandbox, swings, slides
Bikes and scooters
Large blocks, ladders, planks
Space to build, run, explore
Crafts and art activities
Dramatic role playing
Music and movement
Books and puzzles
Cooking and science
Title: ECE NC 10: Child Development at the Parent-Child Workshop
Within the context of a cooperative preschool and parent education program, students will learn about typical social, emotional, physical, language, cognitive development of children aged two to five, healthy patterns of separation, importance of play, and strategies that support a strong foundation for future learning. Students will help create a healthy, safe, inclusive environment for children and observe and interact with children in the cooperative preschool lab.
Title: ECE NC 11: Child, Family, and Community at the Parent-Child Workshop
Within the context of a cooperative preschool and parent education program, students will develop a foundation for positive, reflective parenting. They will investigate the influence of temperament and family patterns and learn effective communication skills and strategies for conflict resolution as they create a framework of child guidance principles and practices that contribute to the optimum development of children. They will discover community resources, learn about kindergarten readiness, and develop strategies to support children’s ongoing education at home and at school. Additional topics will address parenting challenges such as: the influence of media and technology and helping children cope with family illness, and divorce.
Starr-King Parent-Child Workshop is a cooperative
parent education and early childhood program.
We work, play and learn as a community to
nurture children and families.
We envision generations of confident, compassionate,
capable children and adults responsible to themselves,
each other and the world around them.
We believe that cultivating parenting skills supports positive family development.
We maintain that developing leadership skills allows us to better advocate for and serve our children and our community.
We value the family as the key influence in a child’s life.
We honor diversity, accessibility and affordability with inclusive attitudes and practices.
We believe that parents and children learn best through active participation.
We emphasize open, respectful communication as a foundation for strong relationships, personal development and conflict resolution.
We value responsibility to the self and to the group.
We support child centered, creative, play-based, exploratory learning.
We believe that building a strong community allows families to better learn with, and from, one another.
We are intentionally frugal and resourceful with our donor and tuition dollars.
We adopt healthful and environmentally sustainable practices and foster a connection to the natural world.
3 – 5 years-old : up to 5 days / week
8:45 AM – 12 PM
12 PM – 4 PM