Starmaker School for Early Education at Wildewood has been established to provide the community with an opportunity to obtain a quality education for its children in a safe, family-oriented setting. The principle on which our programs are based is the concept that children develop at their own pace and are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and a love of learning. The goals of our programs are to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn and to develop his/her sense of confidence and independence through a purposefully designed classroom environment. Starmaker’s curriculum is designed to recognize each child as an individual with the right to be respected as a developing human being. We offer developmentally appropriate programs designed for children from six weeks through the elementary grades.
We use the Montessori philosophy, curriculum, and methods throughout our programs. Our use of didactic Montessori developed materials and our attention to proper class size and the prepared environment constantly support the emphasis on the “whole child” approach.
Starmaker is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for our Primary and Kindergarten/Elementary programs and is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care (MSDE OCC) as a childcare facility for our infant, toddler, preprimary, and homework center programs.