Super Start School was founded in 1999 by Emily Davies. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a BS in Elementary Education and spent five years teaching in the public school system. She began writing her preschool curriculum after participating in a grant with Fordham University in New York, focusing on a collaborative approach to teaching. She spent a year internship as an early childhood reading specialist at Rose Park Elementary, followed by a teaching position at Butler Elementary.
Super Start School’s developmentally appropriate curriculum is a unique program, written by Emily and cannot be reproduced or offered at other schools. Specifically, Super Start School focuses on social awareness and academics, with an emphasis on language arts. Its focus on phonemic awareness and emergent literacy skills allows students to “graduate” with the background knowledge needed for advanced placement in kindergarten. Super Start School’s thematic units and integrated curriculum introduce students to reading and writing, as well as preparing them to work independently in a larger class setting as they enter kindergarten.
Super Start School’s creative and caring learning environment makes each child feel special, and makes preschoolers’ first exposure to formal schooling a magical experience—producing in each child a deep love for learning.
Super Start School believes in catering to a variety of learning styles. As each child is unique in how he/she learns, Super Start School’s program introduces instruction in ways for kinestethic, tactile, visual, and auditory learners to be successful.