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Studies show that children who play and listen, engage and reflect, alternate active movement with songs, poems, stories, verses, and develop strong pre-literacy skills through the imagination, those children simply excel as adult life-long learners!

Our mixed-age Kindergarten offer sweet nature play, organic snacks, seasonal stories and poems, singing, crafts, and community for young families. Smaller class sizes allow us to spend lots of quality time with each child. After care is also available from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Consider the education you offer to your children at ages 3, 4 and 5.  Will it nurture their imagination, will it positively affect them throughout life? Shining Star’s Early Childhood program strives to meet a child’s need for social interaction, play, and learning to make and be a friend. Our program fills their hearts and minds with stories that are positive, influential and character-building. Is it a dreamy day of play and fun, healthy snacks and outdoor time.

We have a fantastic outdoor program, Wild Nest, led by naturalist/Waldorf teacher Elisabeth Neeley. The program offers Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 12 noon for children five years and younger, with their parents, to spend time outdoors, year round. Fee is $135.00 ($15.00 per class) for a ten week term, please contact office@shiningstarschool.com to obtain an application.

We offer four choices for early childhood education at our school:

  • Family Play Group for parent and child. Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am, 8 families only.  Please contact office@shiningstarschool.com  for information and a schedule. $150 for ten weeks.
  • Linden Tree Kindergarten — Ages 3.5 – 6 years , Monday-Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm, aftercare available from 1 to 3 pm
  • Wild Nest Outdoor Program – 0 to 5 years with parent, meeting once a week for 2 hours, year round, divided into terms Fall 2016, Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon
  • NEW Parent-Tot Program, 1 adult and 1 child age 2 or younger, one morning 9:30-11:30 am, with 4 families and 1 teacher. $200 for 10 weeks

In the Early Childhood Program we serve daily organic snacks, bake, make soup and enjoy festivals and seasonal crafts.

Please join us!