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At Sunshine, we aim to create an environment in which a child’s talents, academic skills, and personality will thrive. Our innovative curriculum encourages reading and math readiness, creativity, problem-solving, fine motor skills, and peer interaction. With dynamic, highly trained staff providing quality care—not simply babysitting—we offer both a full-day and half-day program to meet the diverse needs of our Santa Clarita Valley families.

The staff at sunshine are amazing and go above and beyond to create special relationships with both the parents and children. They always make me feel that my daughter is in great care with her best interests in mind. My daughter lights up when she gets to go to Sunshine and see her friends and counselors!

Kayla
KAYLA K.

I have continued to be so impressed by how amazing the Pre-K program is at Sunshine Day Camp. The teachers and site director have been absolutely wonderful. My son is learning and retaining so much every day. He loves his class, adores his teachers, and has even been listening better at home because of the character traits he is being taught.

Kelsey
KELSEY

Preschool Curriculum

Introducing the Three Components of Learning

Unique to Sunshine’s preschool program is our “Three Components of Learning.” This concept provides children with a balanced approach to preparing for the challenges of kindergarten and elementary school.

Sunshine preschool students share a snack

1. Socialization

The classroom is an ideal environment for children to learn how to cooperate and share with their peers. Whether it’s learning to build a house with 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

2. Academics

At our preschool, children are gradually taught simple academic concepts starting with shapes and colors. Then, they move on to number concepts, alphabetic letter and sound recognition, and perfecting their penmanship. Our teachers demonstrate concepts through visual, auditory, and physical activities. The secret ingredients to our success are creativity and fun—setting the stage for a true love of learning.

Academic achievement focuses on:

  • Pre-reading skills & Literature
  • Phonics & Oral Language
  • Penmanship
  • Math (Number Concepts, Geometry)
  • Social Studies
  • Science (Life, Earth, Health, Colors)
  • Physical Education
  • Art & Music
  • Computer Skills

Sunshine preschool student coloring

Sunshine preschool students smiling with Suzy

3. Character

Developed by the founders of the school, our character curriculum is built into the very fabric of Sunshine, 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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Childhood is a journey, and education and character-building are continuous processes. The journey doesn’t end when your child enters kindergarten, 3rd grade, 6th grade, or 8th grade. It carries through adulthood.

Our preschool program is the first step, helping young people reach their potential.

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