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Sunshine Learning Centers- North Valencia

27630 Newhall Ranch Road
Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 294-1970


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

There are several essential qualities that make Sunshine special, we call them the �??Sunshine Way�?��?? We Provide... Quality Care and Quality People Not... Simply Baby-Sitting We Provide... A Positive, Loving, Controlled Environment, Where Kids Beg to Come Back Not... An Atmosphere of Negativity Where "Don't" and "Stop" are Prevalent Words We Provide... Peace of Mind for Parents. A Clean, Enthusiastic Environment Managed by Competent Trustworthy People Not... Feelings of Uneasiness and Anxiety When Parents Drop Off We Provide... A Higher Standard for Our Kids and Our Programs Where the Importance of Moral Character is Upheld Not... A Program of Chaos in Which Parents Feel the Work They are Doing in their Homes will be Torn Down

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Phonics, Penmanship, Math, Science, Socialization, Character development, and Pre-K Readiness.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

-To provide a learning environment that meets the developmental and emotional needs of children.

-To develop a child�??s character and self-worth by teaching him/her to place proper value on others and self.

-To positively reinforce traditional family values such as honesty, respect and love.

-To employ people who uphold Sunshine�??s high standards of quality and excellence.

-To give parents peace of mind because they know that their child is being cared for in a safe and loving environment.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Sunshine Child Care & Learning Center�??s, Inc. is a privately owned and operated organization that exists to service families with �??Excellence�?? in child care. We are an organization that operates on the belief and application of Judeo Christian principles and ethics that are found in the Bible and in the traditional and conservative values of our country. Our philosophy and emphasis is honoring God, our country, cultivating the importance of family and in teaching moral character to our children. We do not subscribe to any particular denomination or church affiliation.

We focus on achieving quality, providing balanced programs, and strive to provide an environment where academic excellence, socialization and character training produce an educated, responsible and respectful child. While recognizing that the parents should be the central and primary influences on their children, it is our goal to establish a cooperative team relationship with each of our families and to be more than �??just a school�?? for the families we serve. We strive to provide a safe, loving, consistent, secure, moral, exciting and �??special�?? place that each child looks forward to coming to each and every day.

Finally, we desire to complement the parental training that occurs in the homes of our families and provide a program that supports our parent�??s efforts to train the hearts and minds of the future generation.

A Typical Day

Every day at Sunshine is unique for the children because we have many different special activities and events for them to participate in. But here is a look at a �??typical�?? Sunshine Day�?�

6:30-8:30 Morning Care-A calm atmosphere is provided to prepare the children for the school day.

8:30-11:00 Morning Kindercare-Crafts, circle time, activities, outside games, stories, and singing times.

12:00-2:00 Afternoon Kindercare

2:00-3:00 Story Time, Snack Time, �??Catch Up On The Day�?? Time

3:00-4:00 Homework/Outside Freeplay

4:00-5:00 Sunshine�??s First Activity Hour- Crazy Cooking, Watercolors, Leaf Prints, Trash Wars, Room Decorations, Kid City, Pictionary, American Gladiators, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball

5:00-6:00 Sunshine�??s Second Activity Hour- Freeze Dance, Puppet Shows, Bingo, Holiday Theme Crafts, Capture The Flag, Fruit & Cheese Kabobs, Cookie Decorating

6:00-6:30 Extended Care