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Sunny Days In-Home Preschool and Daycare

1623 Poppy Circle
Rocklin, CA 95765

(916) 223-5227


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Preschool and phonics activities using age-appropriate verbal and reading materials. Subject to flexibility to accomodate child's interests and preferences.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

In-home daycare is small enough to provide one-on-one learning. Differing age groups and skills provide a cohesive and comfortable atmosphere for the children.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Small in-home daycare in excellent neighborhood providing 2 balanced meals and 2 snacks - member of Beanstalk Food Program. Phonics, pre-school activities, music and movement, indoor/outdoor play, reading, name recognition, one-on-one learning. Open Mon - Fri 7:00am to 5:30pm. Full-time, part-time, and drop-in care available.

A Typical Day

7:00am: Free play, coloring, toys, books.
9:00am: Healthy breakfast provided.
9:30am: Shapes, numbers, phonics, arts and crafts, discussion, sharing. Circle time, coloors, name recognition.
10:30am: Exercise, music and movement. Sun block provided during outdoor activities.
12:00pm: Healthy lunch provided.
12:30pm: Storytime, nap and quiet time.
3pm: Healthy snack provided.
3:30pm: Diaper changes, free play.
5:30pm: Pickup time.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Summary sheets of daily activities and dietary fulfillment provided for parents at end of each day. Ongoing discussions with parents on individual child's progress. Periodic open house held with parents to answer any questions or provide feedback.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Gentle and understanding interaction with children and diversional tactics such as "let's go feed the birds" or "shall we say good morning to the puppy?" or "would you like to help me feed the fish?" so that the child will become comfortable in new surroundings.