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Sunshine Daydreams

3843 College Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 838-8851


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We currently have openings for Aug.26th and are building our wait list for 2014. We do monthly group tours. They are at 10:30 and are parent only. Please email to join us.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We look at each child individually and are aware of their needs. We then develop a curriculum that can meet each child's needs. We have low teacher to child ratios so that we can devote one on one time when ever possible.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Sunshine Daydreams we strongly feel that the children lead the way. Our philosophy is to allow each child to grow and develop in an atmosphere that nurtures their developing mind and body. A multi-cultural anti-bias curriculum is provided to encourage creativity, imagination, critical thinking, social responsibility, self assurance and empathy. The importance of the 'whole child' is exemplified in our everyday curriculum. Daily activities promote the development of each child's cognitive and motor skills. We view our program as a dynamic learning organization that will guide your child from toddlerhood to their entry into elementary school. We look forward to our partnership with your family as we watch your children shine.

A Typical Day

8:00 - 9:30 - Arrival /Indoor Activities 9:30 Morning Music 9:50- 10:10 Clean-Up and Circle Time 10:15 -10:40 Hand-washing /Snack 10:40 -11:45 - Indoor / Outdoor Activities 11:45 - 12:00 - Circle Time 12:00 - 12:30 -Hand washing/ Lunch 12:30-2:30 Outdoor Activities and Pick Up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We check in daily with parent about the days activities. We also do two parent teacher conferences a year. I communicate weekly with the parents through email and I am always available via email.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We hope the first days at our center will be a comfortable transition for everyone. The time it takes for a child to adjust and settle in varies. We suggest that parents and children attend our program together to get acquainted with us and gain a sense of security. This will ease the separation anxiety for both the children and the parents. It is important for parents to understand that the center is a place for children. Parents in the classroom can be a distraction. We would like parents to find a spot to sit and observe. Children can then explore and feel confident knowing that their parent is available if they are feeling insecure or afraid. We suggest discussing your needs and your child's needs regarding separation before your enrollment begins so we can work together to make the transition a positive experience.