Our Programs

Smart Start Academy would like to thank you for your interest in our school. We believe all children can learn and will learn given the proper environment.

Did you know that children do their most important learning before they even reach age five? Our school provides an atmosphere which encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth skills which will be needed for the rest of your child’s life.

Research shows that children learn best in an environment that allows them to explore the world and learning materials in their own way, at their own pace. For our children 6 weeks to 2 years, our teachers use The Creative Curriculum: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos® as our guide for learning. Our children ages 3-5 years use The Creative Curriculum: Preschool® as our guide, which is the same curriculum that The Toms River School District has chosen for its preschool initiatives. The curriculum is comprehensive and aligned to essential early learning standards, using exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

We believe that children deserve individual attention, and that they do not thrive as well with a “canned” approach that you may see at larger centers. Our teachers are skilled at tailoring The Creative Curriculum® to each of our students to assure that every child enjoys learning and grows in all areas of development. Our goal is to keep your child captivated and motivated to learn throughout the school year. We respect the unique individuality of each child, and therefore we teach each child, based on their unique style and interests.

Like ever one of our parents and children, we are at Smart Start Academy by choice… Loving what we do, and who we do it for.

Programs Age
Infants 6 weeks – 12 months
Waddlers 12 months – 18 months
Toddlers 18 months- 2 years
Pre-School 1 2 years – 3 years
Pre-School 2 3 years – 4 years
Pre-Kindergarten 4 years – 5 years
Before & After School 5 years – 12 years
Summer Camp 5 years – 12 years