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Sunshine Preschool

520 E Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 668-9252


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.
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 is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school