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Sunrise Preschool

3700 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone:
(626) 351-9899

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The preschool's objective is to guide each child's learning experiences by providing a stimulating curriculum of lasting value in the following areas: Intellectually: Enthusiasm for learning is encouraged and discovery learning is practiced. Age appropriate preschool academics are introduced and kindergarten preparedness emphasized. Christianity: Bible stories, songs and prayers are learned and enjoyed. Children gain an awareness of God's love. Socially: Positive social skills are taught. Children are encouraged to participate in group activities. Physically: Children play on equipment that is age appropriate. The development of large and small muscle coordination is encouraged.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Sunrise Preschool provides quality child care by implementing an enriching curriculum that is carefully planned to meet the needs of young children. The curriculum enhances educational and social experiences that are appropriate to the child's age and stage of development. The preschool creates a bridge between home and kindergarten. Children are encouraged to socially interact, engage in play activities and develop skills that will prepare them for kindergarten. They are guided by a Christian staff that is educationally equipped, professional and nurturing. Sunrise Preschool provides an environment that is safe and conducive to positive experiences. Children, ages three to five years old, assemble and play together while being guided toward a happy and wholesome preschool experience. An exciting learning environment is created to assist children in their skill development. All children enjoy a time of indoor and outdoor play on equipment suitable to age. They will engage in games, creative arts and crafts, science, Bible time, nature observation, rhythm and music, sharing experiences, story time and much more. Children are surrounded by a Christian atmosphere of respect and loving appreciation for each individual. They are encouraged to progress at their own rate.

A Typical Day

Each day a preschool child will enjoy: Arts/crafts, music, story time, free play, snack time, playground fun, Bible time and kindergarten prep. for four year olds.

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
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

The child and parent may visit the school several times prior to the start of school. Extra staff is on hand to assist children with separation issues.