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  • March 27, 2023

Program Overview

The Versatile & Navigator Classrooms. Where active learning is encouraged. School readiness skills are the key to successful learning

In our 4 – 5yrs old programs, students are challenged in a caring and loving environment that prepares them Intellectually, Physically, Artistically, Emotionally & Socially to begin Kindergarten. Our Theme based approach in presenting our emergent curriculum helps our student mastered their Numbers, Letters, Colors, Shapes, Writing, Spelling, Math, Science, Counting, Language Development, Phonic & Reading, & Computer usage. At the end of each month, Students are Observed, Tested, and Assessed to determine their level of development, which is documented for periodical Parent Conference. The Center provides an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for small groups of students experiencing Early Learning Difficulties.

Our curriculum focus on fundamental skill development that will foster self-awareness, independence and positive social skills to increase their ability to participate in a group situation. This will be accomplished in a warm, safe, supportive environment with a balance of structured activities and free play (Indoor and Outdoors). Children will be introduce to art through the use of hands-on open ended crafts designed to allow for exploration and creativity.

Curriculum & Learning Activities

Accordion Content

– Develop self-esteem through self-awareness and a positive self-image
– Develop Social growth development through daily interaction with peers & teachers for greater interaction in the public or private schools
– Develop independence through learning how to care for oneself
– Develop great listening skills/Turn-taking skills/Sharing etc.

– Recognition of Letter & beginning sounds & understanding of prints

– Tracing upper & lower case letters
– Recognize & trace first name
– Recognition of First name in print
– Recognition of basic shapes: Circle/Rectangle/Oval/Triangle/Square/Star
– Recognition of basic Colors
– Recognize & Trace numbers 1 – 20
– Counting skills 0 – 20/20-50
– Understanding of basic concepts (Size concepts/Quantitative Concepts/Numerical Concepts)
(Additional Materials are introduced as your child mastered old skills)

– Receptive Language – What the child understands & comprehends/ His/Her ability to follow directions.
– Expressive Language- The child’s ability to vocalize Needs/Wants/Thoughts & Ideas

Fine Motor Skills
– Learning to hold and use Scissors correctly
– Cutting/Gluing/Pasting/Coloring/Tracing/Pointing /Threading etc
– Creative expression using Crayons & Markers/ Finger Painting/Using brushes & Dot To Dot paint
– Engaging in various activities that require the use of small hand muscles

Gross Motor Skills
– Encouraging development of Large muscles coordination (Running/ Jumping/Kicking & Throwing balls/Hopping
– Encourage development of good body control such as (Balancing/Exercising/Dancing etc

Arts & Crafts
Art & Craft : Is based on the theme of the month incorporating dramatic play and cultural experiences.

Open Ended Art Activities
– Songs
– Finger plays
– Stories and Language Development (Alphabet Recognition)
– Dramatic Play
– Water Play
– Sensory Exploration
– How Things Work
– Fitting things together, Stacking, Things that Spin, Peek-a-Boo, Emptying & filling/Different ways of Moving
– Large & Small motor development
– Primary Colors & Shapes Recognition
– Listening Activities – Following Directions
– Comparative (Matching Shapes & Sizes
– Sharing & Taking Turns
– Cause & Effect

Daily Schedule for 3 Year Olds

7:00 – 8:30 Arrival/Greet Parents & Children Warmly/ Quiet Play
8:30 – 9:00 Songs/stories/bathroom break
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast Snack (Parent, Please Be On Time)
9:30-10:00 classroom circle time: children sit on the carpet & Teachers follow the Following activities:
(1) Name recognition/Roll Call, (2) Show & Tell – Fridays only, (3) Special News, (4) The Weather, (5) Job Responsibility, (6) Today’s Helper, (7) Rhymes & Songs, (8) Class Rules, (9) Introduce Lesson for the day
10:00 – 10:30 Teacher Directed Activities IN
Reading /Writing/Science/Social Studies to coincide with the theme of the month
10:30 – 10:45 Bathroom Break
10:45 – 11:15 Outdoor Play Time – (If weather Permit) or In door Gym
11:15 – 11:30 Bathroom & Water Break /Stories & Books
11:30 – 12:00 STEM/Spanish/Manipulative
12:00 – 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 – 12:45 hygiene care
12:45 – 1:00 Prepare for Nap/QUIET MUSIC A MUST
1:00 – 2:45 rest period- Quiet Music
2:45 – 3:00 Primary care
3:00 – 3:30 Pm SNACK
3:30 – 4:00 Puppets/stories/ Rhymes & songs (teacher directed activities based on the story of The week).
4:00 – 4:30 Outdoors Play if Weather Permits (otherwise Games & Manipulative)
4:30 – 5:30 Art/Craft Project/Classroom Centers(Indoors Play)
5:30 – 6:30 Gym Time/Dismissal/Walk Down to Gifted & Talented room

A Typical Day at Sunrise

Sunrise Early Learning Center is opened from 7:00am – 6:30pm Monday – Friday each day and is closed only on Federal Holidays. The Center operates throughout the year.
Children arrive as early as 7:00am every morning and is greeted enthusiastically upon arrival. A typical day at Sunrise begins with:

Assemble (Entire school & Staff) every Friday @ 9:00am
Individual Classroom Circle Time (With Class Teacher)
Planned Structured Learning Activities For The Day
Students Visit Our Educational Development Room: Library | Montessori Program | Computers
Music Taught By Our Music Teacher
Nap Time
Puppets/Stories & Songs
Outdoor Play (weather permitting)
Manipulative Games
Release time