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
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!"
Everyone loves summer, especially children. But while you’re planning some family fun in the sun, be sure to make safety a top priority. Accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 in the United States, and the summer months bring with them a unique set of risks.
Starting school can be exciting and intimidating for students of all ages, but especially for very young children. As a parent, you can rest assured that separation anxiety when starting school is a normal part of child development and that it may show up on the first day for some kids, or emerge later in the school year for others.
Parents relish the joy of watching young children form relationships with friends, teachers and others. It turns out that socialization is actually an important part of early childhood development and promotes positive outcomes later in life.
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
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
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
Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand
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”)
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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.