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Services

  • We provide both full time and part time child care programs. Little Sunshine Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm with the exception of days off listed in this handbook and contract.  Different hours or hourly extensions can be made with prior notice from the parent(s). 
  • The center is also observes certain common holidays. You can find our vacation and the list of holidays here.
  • The first two (2) weeks of care are considered trail period.  Either the parents or the provider may terminate the initial agreement at any time during this period.  After the probationary period, two weeks notice is required for withdrawal by the parents.

ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM

  • The main goal of this childcare is to learn while having fun and improving social skills.  We will be utilizing a variety of activities to accomplish this goal.  Free play, reading, arts and crafts, music/singing, dancing, pretend play, puzzles and educational activities we will be doing.  Everyone will have a chance to use the computer.  Your child will learn things such as hand/eye coordination, letter and number recognition, same and differences and colors. We provide the school readiness program too.
  • Little Sunshine Learning Center has different choices of educational program: 
                                       
    ☻ Happy Birdies programs (0 to 9 months)
    ☻ Busy Bees programs (9 months to 24 months)
    ☻ Fireflies programs (2 to4 years’ old programs)
    ☻ Rainbows and The big kids (school age program)
  • CURRICULUM

    The various programs offered at the Little Sunshine Center incorporated all the basic areas of learning into the curriculum. The curriculum offered to infant, toddler, and preschool and school age children is designed to foster social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development through play and exploration. Children are encouraged to learn in their own space in an atmosphere that is relaxed and nurturing. The important result is the development of a positive attitude toward learning and enthusiasm for it.

    Little Sunshine Learning Center has developed a written curriculum guide for each group programs. The guide is a useful tool for program staff in planning their classroom and lesson plans. Lesson plans are written weekly and posted in the classroom for parents/guardian’s information and reference.

    The variety of activities included in our curriculum help to promote growth with developmentally appropriate programming in:

    • • Basic math concepts
    • • Reading readiness concepts
    • • Science and nature activities
    • • Manipulative and small motor activities
    • • Construction
    • • Arts and crafts
    • • Stories and finger plays
    • • Music and movement activities
    • • Creative dramatics

    Additionally, we offer outdoor recreational activities and field trips.

    Each day is balanced with opportunities for the individual exploration with materials and equipment available in the classroom, generally referred to as purposeful play, at various activity centers. Teachers direct small group and large group activities that reinforce weekly themes and promote cognitive skills. Children are also guided to develop appropriate social skills and problem solving techniques.

    The daily schedule and lesson plans are available for the parent review. Please check the Parent Information area in your child’s classroom for more details. The daily schedule will vary from program to program and dependent on the age of the children in the group. It is encouraged that parents/guardians become familiar with the daily schedule to ensure that important activities are not missed by the child.

    Daily Program:

    Little Sunshine’s Infant Program (Butter Cups)

    • Infant Schedule

       

      07:30-08:30 

      Opening Room with caring teacher

      08:00-10:00 

      Serve foods and bottles/ diaper change and morning nap as needed

      10:00-10:30

      Morning snack/ milk

      10:30-11:00 

      Diaper change and outdoor Time (Weather permitting) or indoor activities

      11:00-11:30 

      Music and Movement/ book reading

      11:30-12:00

      Serve lunch and bottles as needed

      12:00 – 1:00 

      Change diapers and transition for nap time

      1:00-3:00 

      General Nap time or Stories

      3:30-4:30

      Diaper change and serve foods or bottles as needed

      4:30-5:00 

      General Nap time or rest time / one on one Interaction

      05:00-05:30 

      Small Group Interaction and prepare for parent pick up

      05:30 

      Closing Room with caring teacher

    Busy Bees ( Toddler)

    Toddlers and Two's Schedule

     

    7:30-8:45

    Arrival, Sign in and Greeting; Opening Activities/ Free Play

    7:30- 8:30

    Breakfast and diaper change

    8:45-9:00

    Good Morning,  Circle time

    9:15-10:00

    Center Rotation-Blocks, Math/Manipulative, Dramatic Play, Creative Art, Science and Language/Library

    10:00-10:15

    Clean up/Diaper & Potty Time/ Wash Hands

    10:15-10:30

    Snack

    10:30-11:15

    Outdoor Play / indoor activities

    11:15-11:30

    Story Time / music and movements

    11:30-12:30

    Wash hands and Lunch

    12:30-1:00

    Clean up/Diaper & Potty Time/ Wash Hands and transition for nap time

    1:00-3:00

    Nap Time

    3:00-3:15

    Clean up/ Potty Time/ Wash Hands

    3:30-4:15

    Snack

    4:15-5:00

    Story/ Closing Circle/

    5:00-5:30

    Free Play/ Go Home

    Fireflies: Pre-School

  • Pre-School Schedule

     

    7:30-8:45

    Arrival, Sign in and Greeting, Opening Activities/ Free Play

    7:30-8:30

    Wash hands/Breakfast

    8:45-9:00

    Clean up/ Potty Time/ Wash Hands

    9:00-9:30

    Circle time

    9:30-10:10-10:15

    Math, Science and Language, Small group

    10:15-10:30

    Wash hands/Snack/Clean up/ Potty Time/ Wash Hands

    10:30-11:00

    Outdoor Play (Large Motor)

    11:00-11:30

    Blocks/ Creative Art/Dramatic Play/Library/Story Time / Music time

    11:30-1:00

    Wash hands/Lunch/Clean up/ Potty Time/ Wash Hands

    1:00-3:00

    Nap Time

    3:00-4:00

    Wash hands/Snack/Clean up/ Potty Time/ Wash Hands

    4:00-5:00

    Center Rotation- Blocks, Math/Manipulative, Dramatic Play, Creative Art, Science and Language/ Library, Small Group

    5:00-5:30

    Closing Circle/ re-Cap Day (Large Group)/Story/Potty Time/ Wash Hands/Free Play/Go Home


  • The schedule is flexible and will be adjusted to meet the needs of the children in each age group. Adjustments to the daily schedule will be made to accommodate monthly field trips or special occasions.
  • FEES AND TUITION click here