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Sunflower Preschool

2500 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99504

Phone:
(907) 277-3005

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each class has only 10 students allow for teachers to have individual time with students who may need a little more help and encouragment.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Sunflower Preschool has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood Development & Education. We are licensed by the State Department of Education and the Municipality of Anchorage. Our teaching method is a thematic based curriculum, focusing on a different subject each week. Time is also dedicated to academics, letter and number recognition, writing

re-writing, science and math skills.
We want to provide the best learning environment possible and limit the number of students for each classroom to 10.

We have an open door policy and invite parents to visit their child's classroom anytime. If you would like to be involved with your child's day at the school, please ask about volunteering

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Full Time Daily Schedule

7:00 Welcome/Discovery Time

8:30 Breakfast snack

9:30 Circle Time/Music&
Movement
9:50 Art

10:30 Clean Up

10:15 Outdoor Play

11:00 Academic Activities/Centers

12:00 Clean Up

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Brush teeth/Rest Time

2:30 Closing Circle

3:00 Outdoor Play

3:45 Snack

4:15 Choice of Activities

6:00 Learning center until parents arrive"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school