Preschool & Daycare Programs

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 its own individualized curriculum based on its student’s current interests (Emergent Curriculum). Our classes build upon each other so that your child will be socially and emotionally 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.

Ratio 1:4

Ages 6 weeks to 11 months

This class 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.  We believe that infants thrive in a consistent, and loving environment.  Our infants are all cared for by a regular caregiver to allow for our students to develop a trusting bond between the infant and their teacher.

Please contact Sonshine Preschool for more information and to register for these limited spaces.

sonshinedaycare@gmail.com

12 Month to 30 Month Class

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

The curriculum for this class includes both self-directed and teacher-directed activities. Our toddlers learn as the teachers scaffold educational experiences through exploration and play.

Regular daily activities that are part of our curriculum include:

  • Bible Stories and Songs
  • Small Motor and Large Motor Skills
  • Free Choice
  • Basic Shapes
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Dramatic Play
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Creative Art

The Three and Four-year-old preschool class helps to establish a positive attitude and comfort level in a school setting. Children gain confidence through 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, selected by the students, 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

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

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 while preparing them socially and emotionally to participate in a classroom.

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, chosen by the class, allowing the class to learn a wide variety of information throughout the year.

Regular daily activities that are part of our curriculum include:

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.