Curriculum

Estrella Mountain Preschool provides each child with a variety of activities which will aid in the total development of the child: educational, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  Our language arts curriculum is based on The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, an early childhood development research-based system.  Our Unique Approach allows our teachers to create an educational and creative environment that caters to each child’s individual learning.  We are the only preschool in the area that works closely with the Liberty Elementary School District to ensure that our students are learning the skills necessary to excel in kindergarten.

Preschool Program:

Will focus on building the foundations for learning and loving school.  Our 3-4 year old classes will focus on social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and communication with others; fine motor skills including correct pencil grasp and scissor use; gross motor exercise through playground time for coordination and balance; basic classroom management and transitioning; and discussion of letters, shapes, numbers and colors during circle time.   All skills necessary to prepare them for their next year of Pre-K.

Pre-Kindergarten Program:

Will focus on preparing our 4-5 year old children for the next step in their education: Kindergarten.  Our classrooms are similar to a kindergarten class with circle time, centers, group activities and small group/one-on-one time with the teachers.  Our Pre-K classes emphasize a letter, number, color and shape each week including recognition; phonetic sounds of the letters and sound blending; writing/journaling; science/discovery; and mathematics including counting, addition/subtraction, geometry, and graphing/patterns.  Academics are an important part of each day but we also emphasize assisting the students with their classroom management skills such as self-control, communication with others, transitioning, independent/self-help skills and circle time participation to help them succeed in Kindergarten.

Additionally we have a Special Program incorporated into the children’s weekly schedule that is designed to enrich their emotional and spiritual experience:

Chapel

During Chapel Time, the children come together with our Preschool Pastor Denny to celebrate God’s love through bible stories, songs, and prayer.  The Pastor teaches a weekly “Big Idea” such as God Loves Us Very Much, God Hears Me When I Pray, God Keeps His Promises, etc.  Parents are welcome to worship with us during Chapel Time. Check out our Facebook page for videos

 

Special Events

Throughout the year, Estrella Mountain Preschool offers fun special events for our students and families that may include:

  • Open House
  • Field Trips
  • Visits by the Goodyear Fire Department
  • Christmas and Graduation Presentations
  • Winter and Spring/Graduation Portraits
  • Halloween Festival & Costume Parade
  • Silent Auction and other FUNdraisers
  • Mother’s Day Tea
  • Donuts for Dad