Preschool Program

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Your preschooler is growing up fast, potty-trained and eager to learn new things. At this age, your child is more coordinated and is absorbing lots of information every day.  

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, your child’s day is carefully planned out with a variety of hands-on activities to encourage learning and socialization. Your child is taught to write their name and recognize letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Preschool teachers introduce concepts like opposites, identifying emotions and basic directional skills. At this age, we also put a large focus on teaching self-awareness and fostering independence by helping your child master their self-help skills.

We design our preschool classrooms with these developmental milestones in mind and equip each classroom with age-appropriate, educational toys to help continue inspiring your child’s curiosity and desire to learn and engage with their classmates and their environment. 

Our Proprietary Reggio Emilia-Inspired Curriculum

Creatively Shine®

Our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Creatively Shine®, is based on the latest research and trends to prepare your children for their educational careers, equipping them with cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and language skills.

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® we believe a child’s work is play. We teach your children age-appropriate lessons, manners, and social skills all through creative and purposeful play. We believe children who enjoy learning at a young age will carry it with them throughout their lives.

Each month we have original projects, provide each classroom with new materials that reflect the monthly theme and provide related activities to support the individual concepts of the “whole child.”

We stumbled upon Little Sunshine's and I know that it was a divine intervention. This has been the BEST environment for our now 2-year-old. She has been there for over a year and has absolutely blossomed! Our daughter comes home every day and has news skills to show us, new words that she has learned and even yoga poses that she tries out. This isn't just a school, it is an extension of our family!"

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Our curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts.

3-4 Years Developmental Milestones
  • Hops and stands on one foot up to 5 seconds

  • Goes upstairs and downstairs without support

  • Kicks ball forward

  • Throws ball overhand 

  • Catches bounced ball most of the time 

  • Moves forward and backward

  • Uses riding toys

  • Shows interest in new experiences 

  • Cooperates/plays with other children 

  • Plays “mom” or “dad”

  • More inventive in fantasy play 

  • Dresses and undresses 

  • More independent

  • Often cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality 

  • May have imaginary friends or see monsters

  • Copies square shapes 

  • Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts

  • Uses scissors 

  • Draws circles and squares 

  • Begins to copy some capital letters

  • Feeds self with spoon

  • Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”

  • Has mastered some basic rules of grammar 

  • Speaks in sentences of 5 to 6 words 

  • Asks questions 

  • Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand

  • Tells stories

  • Correctly names some colors 

  • Understands the concept of counting and may know a few numbers

  • Begins to have a clearer sense of time

  • Follows three-part commands 

  • Recalls parts of a story 

  • Engages in fantasy play 

  • Understands causality (“I can make things happen”)

Explore our Educational Programs

Infant Educational Program

Infant Program (6 weeks – 1 year)

Our highly trained infant teachers partner with you to ensure your baby’s developmental needs are met every step along the way. Our nursery staff create predictable routines and nurturing classroom environments that foster social and emotional development in your baby.  

Toddler Educational Program

Toddler Program (1-2 years)

Our toddler classrooms are designed to encourage purposeful play where our teachers guide your child through age-appropriate learning experiences that prepare them with the knowledge they need to be confident as they grow.

Early Preschool Educational Program

Early Preschool Program (2-3 years)

Your child’s preschool teacher and our classroom create a nurturing, home-like classroom environment where your toddler is treated as a capable individual, whose opinions, actions and thoughts are respected and valued.

Preschool Educational Program

Preschool Program (3-4 years)

We design our preschool classrooms with developmental milestones in mind and equip each classroom with age-appropriate, educational toys to help continue inspiring your preschoolers curiosity and desire to learn and engage with their classmates and their environment.

Pre-Kindergarten Educational Program

Pre-K Program (4-5 years)

It is our mission to prepare your child for a successful year in the wonderful world of kindergarten. Our skilled pre-K teachers help build essential skills by carefully crafting engaging activities that balance instructed learning and purposeful play.

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