Daycare and Preschool Programs

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Our Preschool program runs Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. We offer a scripture based curriculum as well as themes we study each month. Each of our classes uses the same curriculum appropriate for their age group. Our classes build upon each other so that your child will be prepared to enter kindergarten.

The children involved in our preschool program will experience different “Special’s Classes” throughout the week.

Chapel

All of our students (Daycare and Elementary) attend chapel together. This gives them a chance to learn about God and the Bible through music and interactive stories.

Music

In music class the students have the opportunity to explore their creative side as we sing, dance, and play instruments.

Library

Once a week our students attend Sonshine’s school library. Mrs. Johnson, (The Librarian) teaches the students the importance of reading and caring for books. She reads fun and interactive stories, and the children love trying to guess what is in her “mystery box” each week. The students are even allowed to check out books to be kept in their classrooms.

Cooking

Cooking is a time where our preschoolers can have the chance to create their own delicious snacks, and learn more about how the food we eat is made.

Spanish

In Spanish, our students begin learning basic words, colors, and numbers. They do so with hands on interactions, music, stories, and activities.

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Infant Care

Ratio 1:4

Ages 6 weeks to 11 months

Sonshine is excited to announce that we are now offering full-time infant care here at our center.    This classroom is staffed by Washington Department of Early Learning certified teachers, specializing in Infant care and development.  This classroom provides a unique and interactive learning environment for our babies to explore, learn, and grow.

Spots fill extremely fast due to their limited availability so if you are interested in care, please contact the daycare at sonshinedaycare@gmail.com  with questions and to find out our current registration options.

Our Toddler Class has a ratio of 1 to 7. 12 month-30 months

The curriculm for this class includes both self directed and teacher directed activities. Our toddlers learn through exploration and play.

 

Regular daily activities that are part of our curriculum include:

  • Bible Stories and Songs
  • Small Motor and Large Motor Skills
  • Open Center Exploration
  • Basic Shapes
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Dramatic Play
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Creative Art
  • Science
  • Music and Movement
  • Socialization and Problem Solving

The Three and Four year old preschool class helps to establish a positive attitude and comfort level in a school setting. Children gain confidence by experience. We provide hands-on opportunities for creative expression.  In our preschool class the students will be introduced to letters and their sounds, numbers, socialization skills, and listening skills in a caring Christian environment. This class prepares the children for a structured preschool setting, while focusing on socialization, group interactions, and problem solving   We encourage Christian growth by modeling and teaching Christian values, reinforcing God’s love for the children and teaching them through Bible stories, songs, games, and crafts. Every month we focus on a new theme, allowing the class to learn a wide variety of information throughout the year.

Regular daily activities that are part of our curriculum include:

  • Bible Stories and Songs
  • Small Motor and Large Motor Skills
  • Self-Directed and Teacher Initiated Play
  • Shapes, Colors, and Letters
  • Numbers
  • Sensory
  • Days of the Week
  • Weather
  • Creative Art
  • Social and Emotional Development

Our Preschool Class also participates in our daily specials

Monday-Chapel

Tuesday-Music

Wednesday-Social Skills

Thursday– Library and Cooking

Friday-Spanish

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The Ratio for our Pre-K classes are 1:10.

All of our Pre-K classes provide a hands on learning experience that guides our students towards Kindergarten readiness. Children gain confidence by experience. We prepare our students to meet and exceed the Washington State Common Core Standards of Education for Kindergarten.

We encourage Christian growth by modeling and teaching Christian values, reinforcing God’s love for the children and teaching them through Bible stories, songs, games, and crafts. Every month we focus on a new theme, allowing the class to learn a wide variety of information throughout the year.

Regular daily activities that are part of our curriculum include:

Hands- on approach to literacy and math
Creative arts and crafts
Bible Stories
Rich Drama and singing experiences
Exploration Science

Large Motor

Fine Motor

Open Center Exploration
Social and Emotional Interactions
Problem Solving
Sequencing
Sensory
Our Pre- K Classes also participates in our daily specials

Monday-Chapel

Tuesday-Music

Wednesday-Library and Art

Thursday– Cooking

Friday-Spanish

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Our After-School Program is a unique experience for our school-age students.  The program runs from 3pm (after-school) until 6pm.  Our wonderful School Age Teacher picks up our Sacajawea (located across the street from Sonshine) students every day.  They are provided snack upon arrival to the center.  The students use engaging and interactive curriculum that incorporates learning new things about the world around them, as well as the importance of God.  The students participate in Arts, Reading, and Science in an exciting and fun way after a long day at school.  We also provide a time for homework and/ or personal reading.  This includes any help from the teacher the students may need.

On No School Days we provide full day care.  We follow both Sonshine Elementary and the Vancouver School District’s schedule.

Occasionally on these days our School-Agers have the opportunity to go on educational and fun field trips in our community.