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SonLight Preschool

116 Commonwealth Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41042

Phone:
(859) 342-2301

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our program teaches children while they are playing. Every activity introduced in the classroom provides a learning experience.

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
  • Reading is a vital part of our day. Children are introduced to many books and authors throughout the year. Children have many opportunities to develop their fine motor skills using scissors, markers, pencils, crayons, colored pencils
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Math games are introduced daily in our math center. Children will count with the calendar. Children are encouraged to count throughout the day during our transition times.
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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • Children will take care of a plant in their room. They help keep our playground looking nice by planting bulbs in the fall. Classrooms will journal the growth of a seed.
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
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
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • lummi sticks, boomwhackers to teach the difference in musical notes.
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Our program allows children to rotate into different centers throughout the day. Teachers interact with the children in the small group settings. Activities are introduced according to the child's individual needs. Children are assessed on a weekly basis and their needs are met in the classroom.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers assess children ongoing. The curriculum in each classroom meets the needs of each individual child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

SonLight Preschool enables children from one through five years to grow in understanding and love for themselves, their families, and others in their world. Children will grow in awareness that God loves them and that Jesus is a special friend. SonLight Preschool is 'child-centered' and encourages children to be independent learners by allowing them to problem solve, explore, and create. Children learn in an open-ended way by thinking critically and creatively, solving problems, taking risks, and making mistakes. Our program supports spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.

A Typical Day

9:30-9:45 Greetings/Introduce Day/Prayer
Pledge/Calendar/Morning Song
Patterning/Job Chart/Weather
9?45-10:55 Learning Center Time
Art/Science/Math/Fine Motor/
Reading/Homeliving/Tactile
10:55-11:00 Cleanup Time
11:00-11:30 Small Group Time
11:30-12:10 Prayer and Lunch
12:10-12:30 Music and Movement
12:30-12:40 Bible Fun- Story and Songs
12:40-1:10 Gym time
1:10-1:30 Quiet time
Story/Revisit our Day/Finger
Plays/Creative Movement

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation