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Sunlight Christian Academy

477 Southwest Cashmere Boulevard
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986

(772) 446-7363


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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
  • counting toys
Time & space more

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

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • science stations and activities including insect observation, nature walks, etc.
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • music and movement, practice for holiday performances
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 Bible lessons

From the Director:

At each session, the children will participate in structured and unstructured activities. Bible Time--the children will learn about Christianity through Bible stories, Bible verses, Christian songs, and prayers. By teaching the Bible through fun activities, children will find joy in learning God’s Word and will share their love for the Lord with others. Academics--the children will be introduced to the basic skills needed to be successful in kindergarten. Along with listening and comprehension, these skills include (but are not limited to) recognition of letters, numbers and shapes. Children will also develop a sense of time and order as they use the calendar to record days, months, and seasons. There will be time to explore rhythm and movement, nursery rhymes, finger plays, games and songs. Other parts of the preschool day (in no particular order) include: • Free Play--in the different centers of the preschool to provide the children with many opportunities to learn through active involvement and social interaction. Some centers will change periodically to match the theme of the week. • Outside/large motor play--games and play designed to improve large motor skills, to be played outside or in the indoors large motor area. • Small group time--to give more individualized instruction. • Snack Time • Large group time--for teacher led activities, projects, and stories.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We have established our school to educate children in mind, body and soul. We will work to assist children in their intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development. In doing so we consider ourselves partners with the parents in the nurturing of their children. It is our goal to provide each child with an excellent educational foundation for future learning experiences and to foster readiness for the primary grades. Sunlight Christian Academy is an important ministry of Sunlight Community Church and every aspect of instruction derives from a distinctively Christian perspective.

In this Christian environment your child is seen as a unique and special gift from God and will be treated with love and respect. It is our desire that each child develop an interest in the world around him/her and a profound sense of wonder for all aspects of God’s beautiful creation.

Home-School Connection

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
  • 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

Parents and students are encouraged to attend the open house and orientation night, if possible. This allows the child to meet teachers and students and to grow comfortable with the classroom environment. Parents may briefly stay in the classroom on the first day of school, but are encouraged to leave quickly to allow for independent adjustment. Parents are invited to call and check on children throughout the adjustment phase and or watch from the door window until comfortable. Teachers and aides provide comfort and reassurance and redirect their attention with fun activities.