Liberty POST STARS Preschool encourages learning and language development through music, movement, and play with a responsive approach that nurtures the love of learning in children with and without special needs.
Liberty POST STARS Pre-K and Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs are designed to enable all children to take full advantage of their educational and growth potential, regardless of ability. Our developmentally-appropriate curriculum addresses each child’s individual needs.
STARS Preschool 2020-21 Reopening Plan
Liberty POST’s STARS Preschool has two convenient locations. Each location offers integrated classrooms as well as special classrooms.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our site managers have created virtual tours in replace of a typical site visit.
- 119 Brockley Road, Irondequoit, NY
- 1456 Ridge Road, Webster, NY Morning or afternoon classrooms available for children 3–5 years old.
STARS Classes are either 9:00 – 11:30 AM or 1:00 – 3:30 PM, with very low student to teacher ratios. Classroom staff include a Certified Special Education teacher and a certified teacher as an Assistant Teacher or Aide, for each group of twelve children. Additionally, Speech Pathologists and Occupational and Physical Therapists will rotate in the classrooms and therapy rooms to provide additional support to children with special needs and provide enrichment activities for all children.
The classes offer interactive activities that tap a child’s natural curiosity, sense of adventure and wonder. STARS encourages learning and language development through music, movement and play, and the approach is responsive to the individual needs of each child. A nutritionally-balanced snack is also provided.
Liberty POST is a NYS approved provider of Integrated classroom program and related service therapy. Aligned with research-based best practices, including NYS Early Learning Guidelines, STARS meets the social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, cultural and physical needs of children and complements the Common Core Standards.
Our program utilizes child interest and a play-based approach, providing meaningful opportunities to learn through play-- implementing HighScope, Handwriting Without Tears, and Second Step Curriculums. We integrate unique enrichment programs, including in-house field trips, push-in services and supportive activities for all children.
Sample Day Schedule
9:00–9:15 | Table Time – Preschoolers greet and interact with their teachers and classmates, hang up their backpack, and prepare for the day. Interactive period with peers and materials.
9:15–9:30 | Circle Time – Children enjoy language, cognitive, and social developmental activities (songs, poems, fingerplay, music/movement and stories).
9:30–9:45 | Snack – Served family style, children enjoy participation, social, and language development.
9:45–10:00 | Small Group Activities – Children participate in various child interest and goal related learning centers, including arts and crafts, fine motor skill builders and sensory experiences. Preschoolers also enjoy working on literacy-focused activities.
10:00–11:30 | Gross Motor/Outdoor Play – Preschoolers stretch their growing muscles daily as they play cooperative games, play in the indoor motor room, and enjoy the great outdoors!
UPK is a Kindergarten readiness program that focuses on social skills such as learning to follow directions, work with peers in small and large groups, and to take turns. We also work on cognitive skills, like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors! We’re sure your child will find STARS Preschool just the right place to begin school!
Liberty POST STARS also has a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in conjunction with the East Irondequoit School District and offers two classes each in the morning and afternoon at our Brockley Road location.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a FREE program, sponsored by a NYS grant at the district level. To be eligible, children must be age four by December 1 of the current school year and must be a resident of the East Irondequoit School District. This is a lottery-based program funded through their school district.
Interested families must apply through their district office and will be notified of their acceptance.
Learn more about our Integrated Preschools
Please get in touch to register your child or learn more about our STARS program.