Sonlight Child Development Center prides itself on the quality of its staff. We employ well educated, experienced, enthusiastic teachers. Our multiple, bright, airy classrooms are well supplied with age and developmentally appropriate learning equipment and culturally diverse materials.
"Learning Through Play in a Nurturing Environment" is Sonlight's philosophy. Our teachers' main objective is to create a learning environment that encourages children to "learn through play." Our classrooms are center-based. Center areas include: art, writing, reading, story/music, dramatic play, block, math, science/sensory, and more... Center time is mostly child directed. The teachers are present to supervise, model, and encourage social interaction with the children.
Sonlight's curriculum is designed to meet the early childhood program standards as outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our curriculum for children two through five years of age uses a combination of center based leaning and free play with small and large group (circle time) learning. Small and large group time is more teacher-directed while providing for much interaction from the children. Even our infants are ready for group time on a very limited basis. They can come together for a short story, song, or a nursery rhyme.
All of Sonlight's teachers write individualized, theme-based lesson plans that are posted weekly on the parent boards. Lesson plans consist of small and large motor activities, letter and number identification, counting, music, art, science, cooking, and lots more! Lesson plans focus on building self-esteem and social growth. The development of each child is enriched by a variety of theme-based activities. If you have questions about the lesson plans, please see your child's classroom teacher.
A Typical Daily Schedule for Sonlight Center
7:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
11:45 - 1:00
1:00 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:30
3:30 - 6:00
Arrival - Free Choice/Centers
Early Childhood Curriculum: Includes story time, songs, rhymes, music, games, art, science, math and language activities
Outside Play/Indoor Gym/Large Motor Activities
Departure - Free Choice/Outside Play/Indoor Gym