From the Director:
Sunnybeam doesn't fit into any of the above “Approach to Learning” categories. Our school is a “center-play based” preschool. The curriculum is a balance of teacher-led instruction and play in centers with "intentionally" designed activities. Literacy is infused in all centers and content areas. All of the curriculum areas identified on this survey are part of our program. We cover these areas through a balance of teacher-led and play-based activities, intentionally designed to support breadth and depth of learning in that area. A high level of teacher-child interaction is supported and promoted. Our approach includes: - Rhymes, poems and songs are modeled in oral and written form. - Children learn songs in a variety of languages. - Instruments are used during music period. - Children are given the opportunity to read with adults, each other, and by themselves. - Science, in addition to being covered through center based play, is offered through a once a week visit to the “science room”.