Bright Beginnings Preschool

Bright Beginnings Preschool

At this time, most 2016-17 Bright Beginnings
sessions are full.
Occasionally there may be a cancellation
resulting in an opening.
Please call the office to inquire.

If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email Jane Helgestad at janeh@stma.k12.mn.us

2017-2018 Registration will begin Monday, February 13
Watch for more information online and in the mail!

Registration is completed at: stma.ce.eleyo.com

We are a School Readiness Program!

We are a School Readiness Program!

Our primary goal is to provide a positive learning experience for your child in an environment that inspires exploration, experimentation, and discovery. We believe a good self-image is vital to our child's development, growth, and independence. We will encourage your child to acquire self-help skills, make choices, and interact in a positive manner with his/her peers as well as be prepared for kindergarten in the STMA School District.

Preschool Requirements

  • Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.
  • Five year olds are welcome if not yet enrolled in Kindergarten.
  • All children must be completely toilet trained.

Expectations

Three Year Old Classes:
Familiarization with school routines including separation, transitions, and turn-taking
Develop social/emotional skills with peer interaction, adult guidance, and independence,
Foster a love of learning through play based learning activities and beginning concepts.


Fours/Fives Year Old Classes:
Cooperative group interactions, turn-taking, independence and socialization skills.
Literacy preparation including letter/sound recognition, reading, listening, and questioning.
Pre-math skills of sorting, patterning, counting, and quantifying objects.
Fine motor practice including name writing and scissor skills.
A solid foundation of skills to prepare children for kindergarten.