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Sunshine Preschool

520 E Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone:
(630) 668-9252

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"our goal is to provide opportunities for our children to grow physically, socially, academically, emotionally and spiritually in a climate that is nurturing as well as challenging. Children are encouraged to be creative, inquisitive, joyful, concerned for others and successful in experiencing the world around them.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:55-9:10 - Arrival: Hang up coats/school bags

9:10-9:45 - Learning Centers/Independent Activity Time:Children choose from activities such as block building, play dough, sensory table, art, and imaginative play. A component of center time includes teacher-directed academic and creative experiences. These may include readiness activities as well as art activities that foster creativity and fine motor skills.



9:55 - Clean Up

10:05-10:20 - Circle Time: Weather, calendar, helpers, story or lesson, finger plays

10:20-10:40 - Gross Motor Activity: in gym or outside on playground

10:40-10:55 - Show and tell, wash hands, snack

10:55-11:10 - Fine motor activities (puzzles, beads, lacing)

11:10-11:25 - Bible Story, Music

11:25-11:30 - Prepare to Go Home


Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school