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Pre – Kindergarten

Smart Start Academy has developed a program, which focuses on preparing your child for their first formal school education.The Open Court Reading Pre-K curriculum is designed to introduce young children to the basics of literacy. This program will also provide your child with the tools needed to develop a solid reading foundation. The lesson plans contain activities designed to build:

1. Phonemic awareness
2. Print and book awareness
3. Alphabetic knowledge
4. Oral Language
5. Vocabulary Comprehension

This is the preliminary curriculum to the full Open Court Reading program that is used in the Toms River School System. Your child will be prepared and ready to learn upon entering their kindergarten classroom.


prescSmart Start Academy welcomes you to the pre-school years. Our program is designed to boost your child’s fascinations and enrich their skills.

This is where your child’s formal learning years begin. We realize that for many children this is their first opportunity to experience interaction with a large group of children on a day-to-day basis. We, therefore, place a large emphasis on socialization and sharing techniques, as well as on educational areas such as vocabulary, language, large motor skills, and fine motor skills. We begin to focus on shape and color recognition, in addition to the exposure of letters and numbers.

Our staff is trained to encourage your child through the journey of exploration.