Classes & Curriculum
Our curriculum is individualized to meet the needs of the children at their stage of development. Children spend time in different activities teaching them letter recognition and sounds, awareness of numbers and shapes, pre-reading and writing skills and sight word recognition. Our curriculum includes hands on activities, fine motor skill practice, social skill practice, imaginative play, and more. We have specific learning goals for each age level in our preschool and our teachers build their daily lessons with these goals in mind.
Teachers and Class Size
Sunshine School is blessed to have a loving, caring group of women to serve as our team of teachers. Teachers in our Pre-K classes are certified teachers, and many of our teachers have teaching experience in public and private schools. We strive to keep our classes small so that children and families receive close, personal attention from the teacher. In general our nursery classes cap out at six students, two’s and three’s go up to eight students, and Pre-K has as many as ten per class.
We are always looking for wonderful teachers and substitutes! If you are interested in joining the Sunshine School Team, fill out an application and drop it by the office!
Schedules and Classes
Classes are conducted Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Three Day Pre-K classes meet additionally on Tuesdays from 9 am - 2 pm. We do not accept children prior to 8:55 am. This enables our teachers and staff to prepare for their day. Pick up time is promptly at 2 pm. Many teachers have family obligations that require them to leave school in a timely manner.
A daily schedule will be posted in each classroom and sent home at the beginning of the school year in each child’s folder. Nap time/quiet time is scheduled each day after lunch for our Nursery, 2’s, and 3’s children.
Each class in the 2’s through Pre-K 5 participate in special classes such as Chapel, Art and Music.
During Chapel time, all of our classes meet together in the Backyard, a special room for children’s events. Children spend time singing together, as well as hearing a lesson from the Bible pertaining to the month’s virtue. Children practice their monthly memory verse as a group and end the time in prayer. Chapel is also a special time for our Chapel teacher to recognize individual birthdays and achievements.
Through hands-on activities, children learn various art techniques and explore art history. Every month, our art teacher follows a thematic curriculum to lead children to discover art through the use of different materials, textures, and mediums. Each child will come home with a monthly “art portfolio” to share with their families!
Sunshine School is blessed to have a music teacher on our staff and Sunshine School students love their time in her class. During Music time, children are able to express themselves through singing and learning new songs as well as movement. Children are encouraged to experiment with age-appropriate musical instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, drums and more.