3 Year Old Class Offerings

2 days, Tues/Thurs morning
2 days, Tues/Thurs afternoon
3 days, Mon/Wed/Fri morning
3 days, Mon/Wed/Fri afternoon
Lunch Bunch is offered each day

4/5 Year Old Class Offerings

2 days, Tues/Thurs morning
2 days, Tues/Thurs afternoon
3 days, Mon/Wed/Fri morning
3 days, Mon/Wed/Fri afternoon
5 days, Mon-Fri afternoon
Lunch Bunch is offered each day

Class Meeting Times

Morning classes meet from 9:00-11:30am.
Afternoon classes meet from 12:30-3:00pm
Lunch Bunch Class meets from 11:30am-12:30pm. (See below for more information)

*Classes can be combined along with Lunch Bunch to create the child care coverage you need.*

3/4 Year Old Class Information

(Children must be potty trained and 3 by Sept. 30.)

This is your child’s first step on their educational journey, and we want to make sure it’s successful and fun. This class will focus on helping children with social skills, communication skills and building friendships. Each day they will also be exposed to a Bible lesson, math, reading, writing and social studies at their level and specials like music, dancing, and fitness.

Pre-kindergarten Class Information

(Children who are 4 by Sept. 30)

The main goal of this class is to make sure your child is prepared to go to Kindergarten. Our pre-kindergarten curriculum is designed to further advance math and reading skills to a higher level in a play-based atmosphere. We provide fun, yet challenging activities that allow your child to develop the skills and confidence needed to take that first ride on the school bus to kindergarten.

At this stage, it is imperative to have your child enrolled in a high-quality educational program. That is why at Sonshine Preschool, we put top priority on a low teacher-to-student ratio, allowing children to receive more individualized attention. Children are exposed to basic math and phonics-based pre-reading programs. Our preschool and pre-kindergarten classes follow the Early Learning Content Standards from the Ohio Department of Education and are designed to prepare children for a successful kindergarten experience. Emphasis is placed on having fun and receiving lots of praise while exploring our hands-on learning activities.

Lunch Bunch 

Lunch bunch runs from 11:30am – 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday for registered students. Children in the morning classes may stay an extra hour and children in the afternoon class may come an hour early. You can register for a regular session and pay monthly to ensure your child a spot or drop-in care will be available on a first come basis. During the one hour session the children will eat lunch brought by the parent, following lunch there will be enrichment activities.

Curriculum Consists Of:

·  Bible Stories
·  Social Skills
·  Language Development
·  Handwriting Development
·  Gross and Fine Motor Skills
·  Creative Art
·  Music and Rhythm
·  Imaginary Play
·  Cognitive Skills
·  Science Activities
·  Math and Reading Skills
·  Problem Solving
·  Following Directions

Each room is arranged with learning centers for reading, writing, science, home living, imaginary play, creative art, blocks, and more. Teachers fill these centers with theme-related materials to engage children at each stage of their development.

· Learning Centers encourage independence and provide opportunities for children to develop their self-confidence and to practice decision-making skills as they navigate from center to center.

· Preschoolers are introduced to cognitive skills like sequencing and matching, social skills in similarities and diversity, and language art skills such as storytelling and process-writing.

· Visits from local community helpers, doctors, museums and libraries, and other experts are incorporated into the classroom to provide a real-world learning experience.

· Enrichment programs, such as fitness, art, music, and manners are incorporated into each preschooler’s daily schedule.

· Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace. During each class our teachers will work one-on-one with each child at their learning level.

Here is an example of a typical day at Sonshine School:

9:00/12:30Children arrive, Circle times - music, Bible time
9:20/12:50Free play, learning center activities (i.e. Art, Science/Nature, Home Living, Language Arts, etc) and one-on-one teacher time
10:15/1:45Clean-up, restroom
10:20/1:50Large muscle play (indoor or outdoor)
10:40/2:10Restroom, wash-up
10:45/2:10Snack time (some classes), Group time (academic instruction, stories, share day)
11:15/2:45Learning centers (children choose from guided activities)
11:30/3:00Parents Arrive

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

Proverbs 22:6