Socialization

9The classroom is an ideal environment for children to learn how to cooperate and share with their peers. Whether it is learning to cooperatively build a house with wooden blocks or playing imaginative games on the playground, children are encouraged to work together in a positive and considerate way. Socialization is accomplished through:

  • Indoor free play
  • Outdoor free play
  • Activity Centers
  • Snack/lunch
  • Share circle
  • Dramatic play

Academics

At our preschool, children are gradually taught simple academic concepts starting with shapes and colors. They then move on to number concepts, alphabetic letter and sound recognition and then perfecting their penmanship. Creative teachers teach these concepts through visual, auditory, and physical activities. The secret ingredients to our success in academics are creativity and fun- setting the stage for a true love of learning. Sunshine focuses on academic achievement in the following areas:

  • Pre-reading skills
  • Literature
  • Penmanship
  • Phonics
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Oral Language
  • Math
    • Number Concepts
    • Geometry
  • Social Studies
  • Science
    • Life Science
    • Earth Science
    • Health Science
    • Colors
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • Computer Skills

Character Development Program

Perhaps the most unique of Sunshine’s “Three Components of Learning” is it’s “Character Education” component, developed by the founders of the school. This character curriculum is built into the very fabric of Sunshine preschool, teaching children personal responsibility, respect for others, and the value of compassion and caring. Each month, our entire school focuses on a particular character trait and its definition. Children are encouraged to be respectful, kind, polite, honest and fair. When they display these traits, they receive praise and positive reinforcement. Sunshine teachers work very closely with parents in reinforcing these character traits both in the school and home environment.

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