Hours of Operation

6am-6pm
Monday - Friday
Ages 1-10
Location

379 N. Procyon Place
Star, Idaho
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The Star Scholars Curriculum is based upon DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE
PRACTICE
which is grounded in Educational Theory and the work of Psychologists such as
Piaget, Vygotsky and Erikson.

Swiss Biologist and Psychologist Jean Piaget (1896-1980) devised the very influential
model of how human beings begin to make sense of their world by gathering and
organizing information; of child development and learning. He identified influences on child
development (Maturation, Activity and Transmission), basic tendencies in thinking
(Organization, Adaptation, Equilibration), and the Four Stages of Cognitive Development
(Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational and Formal Operational).
Based on his theory, teachers must plan developmentally appropriate curriculum that
enhances logical and conceptual growth, emphasizing the critical role that experiences
and interactions with the environment play in learning and development.

Lev S. Vygotsky's Social Constructivism Theory states that social interaction, cultural tools,
and activity shape a child's development and learning.  By participating in a variety of
activities with others, especially of varying ages, children learn new strategies and
knowledge of the world and culture.  In his Sociocultural Theory, he emphasized the role in
development of cooperative dialogues between children and more knowledgeable
members of  society.  Children learn the culture of their community and ways of thinking
and behaving through these interactions.

Erik Erikson theorized that life is a passage through a series of stages.  At each stage,
one encounters a developmental crisis which involves a conflict between a positive
alternative or a negative alternative.  The way one resolves each crisis will affect how he
views himself and the world throughout his entire life although damage may be repaired
during a later stage.   These Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development are:
Star Scholars plans developmentally appropriate curriculum based on these theories
and is effective in meeting a child's physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs
by giving each child the opportunity to explore, play, grow and love in a meaningful
environment while developing meaningful relationships in a casual, non-judgmental,
loving home environment.

Weekly Tuition:

Full Time:  $100/ Week

Part Time: $75/Week

*ICCP Accepted

No Registration Fee *

Includes:

*   Van Service
for Transport of
Elementary School Students
to & from
Star Elementary School

*   Activities

*   Field Trips

*     Meals & Snacks/