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Sunshine Special Childrens Studio

6536 Scio Church Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 665-5175


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our educational goal is to develop in the child an active curiosity about the world they live in and an enthusiasm for learning which stimulates exploratory behavior and creativity."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00-8:30AM Childcare. Includes scheduled children across age groups (2 1/2 to 5 years old) and those enrolled either for morning school or for all day. Play and breakfast available.
9:00-12:00PM Morning school for morning only or all day children. Until midmorning and after snack, children are in a combined age environment. Based on interests and guidance from teachers, each child selects activities that include hands-on science (sensory experiences like play dough, water play, magnets, sorting sea shells, etc.), Spanish activity or crafts on Mon. and Tues., guided play with blocks and toys, drawing, and listening to books read in a small group. Next, snack and drink are offered followed by a classroom clean-up. Separate class time for 3 and 4 year-olds begins. Class Circletime for song, story, discussion or Spanish lesson; all-class or small group learning activity; preparing to play outside including help with toilet use and getting on outdoor clothing before outside play; art, writing practice or math activity.
12:00-4:30PM Childcare for all-day or half-day AM or PM children. Includes lunch (brought from home), quiet play with puzzles and table games or drawing, nap for those who benefit from a rest, and outside play. After 2:000PM we serve snack and offer learning activities in science, fitness, games and Kindermusik on Fridays. Children enjoy free play with friends inside and out.
1:00PM-3:30PM M/W/F Afternoon School for group of 6 three and four year-olds on Mon., Wed. and Friday. Activities similar to 9-12 morning school with difference that Art or Spanish or all class learning activity takes place first. Kindermusik on Fri. Session ends with outside play. All Day School children have guided play and construction activities, snack, afternoon Circletime with a story, and late afternoon outdoor play.
4:30-6:00PM Childcare for Afternoon School and All Day School children. Outdoor play, table games, puzzles, drawing, and listening to books.
Excerpted from the preschool's website