Seeks to enhance the skills a child learns at home, continuing their development in all areas while monitoring their progress and growth in a family-like environment. With a Christian-based and learn-through-play philosophy of education, we seek to nurture our students with loving physical, emotional, social and spiritual enhancements. Our Classes are divided by age and skill level categories, each directed by a certified preschool teacher, enabling us to teach the child individually as well as collectively. With decades of experience in Early Childhood Education, our teachers offer our students and their family's useful tools to incorporate inside as well as outside the school setting.
Our center provides nurturing and challenging environments where a child is encouraged to learn, grow and develop their skills. We prepare preschoolers for kindergarten and beyond. Most of our preschoolers are prepare to count and write to 100, recognized letters, sound out the letters and write them out and start reading. Our center is proud to teach Spanish to children and they learn in a bilingual style program. We motivated children to become involved in a wide variety of planned and spontaneous learning activities which include language and literacy, arts, math and science concepts, problem solving and opportunities to master motor skills. Our Preschool Program purpose is to serve Preschool children from 3 years to 5 years old providing all children with a safe, dependable, educational, bilingual and nurturing child centered environment. We believe that by providing quality childcare, we are making a difference in each child’s life. We believe that each child is unique, and each teacher is train to recognize each child needs and fulfill their needs in a caring way.
The most important goal of our Preschool and Childcare Center is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative 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, inquisitive learners.
In 1966, the Executive Board of the St. Helena Cooperative Nursery School formulated the Co-op’s philosophy. Our goal is to provide children and their families with a comfortable environment to experience the significant years of early childhood. We believe that each child will grow to his or her fullest potential in a setting that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical learning through child-directed play under the supervision of a qualified teacher. We encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and open communications among the children and the adults that care for them. We work together to create a community of relationships that will last a lifetime. It is important that this first “giant step” away from home into school be a joyous and successful one for both the child and his or her parents.
Children learn through play. Our program emphasizes the development of the whole child through social interaction, multi-sensory activities and active parent involvement.
Maria Montessori believed that children are the seeds of humanity’s future. We at Sun and Stars Montessori are dedicated to providing the nurturing educational environment required for the complete and total fulfillment of our children – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually in order to begin the process of the creation of a new world where humanity recognizes its oneness and can thereby achieve a new level of peace and harmony.
Wee Care Childcare
Our program is located in a warm, loving home environment. We offer a curriculum that includes social, emotional and academic learning through play. We follow monthly themes and use music, science, art, language and vocabulary development, educational games, hands-on experiences and more to provide children with an engaging preschool experience.
Students placed in Preschools