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Pre-K Program

4 Year Old Preschool

Preparing your child for Kindergarten

Shooting Star employees teachers licensed through the State of Iowa to lead our preschool programs. We also partner with our local school district, North Polk, to offer Universal Preschool to our 4 yr. old children. Both programs have adopted the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, administered by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Early Learning Standards are used to guide expectations for the children and instructional practices. Our 4 yr. old program run Tuesday-Friday from 8:30-11:30am.

"ONe book, one child, one teacher can change the world."

- Malala Yousafzai

At Shooting star child care

we provide a safe and nurturing environment for all children. We strive to create an environment that enriches children's lives through play by embracing a variety of experiences. Shooting Star Child Care encourages children to explore and discover new things through every activity, imagining a world of possibility. 

A Preschoolers Day

A consistent daily schedule is planned to offer a balance of learning activities. Learning is both formal and informal. Play is planned for every day. Listening is balanced with talking, group activities with solitary time, indoors with outdoors, quiet play with noisy play. 

  • Large and Small Group Activities

  • Self-directed Play

  • Snack

  • Story Time

  • Technology

  • Outdoor Activities

  • Individual Activities


Curriculum is a framework for learning opportunities and experiences. It is a process by which learners obtain knowledge and understanding, while developing life skills. It is continually revised and evaluated to make learning fun and exciting.

The curriculum content and instructional materials utilized reflect the cultural and racial diversity present in the United States and the variety of careers, roles, and life styles open to women as well as men in our society. One of the objectives of the total curriculum and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, and physical disability. The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a multicultural nonsexist society.

The preschool program uses Creative Curriculum a research and evidence based comprehensive curriculum designed for young children. It is based on investigative study of topics designed to support early childhood development and learning. It addresses all areas of early learning: social emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. It provides children an opportunity to learn in a variety of ways. Suggestions for modifications and adaptations are an integral part of the curriculum.

Universal Preschool Partnered with North Polk School District

All students must be 4 years of age by September 15th

No proof of residency required to register your child

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