• 301-208-6948
  • info@sunriseearlylearningcenter.com
  • June 10, 2023

Program Overview

No Matter How Young, No matter How Old, No Matter How Messy, No Matter How Fussy, No Matter How Angry, No Matter How Active, No Matter What, you Will Always be Loved And Well Cared For.

Our program caters to children 6wks to 24mos; and is geared toward making sure each child reach his/her developmental milestone. Our program encourages lots of Social Play, Singing, Communicating, Reading from picture books, Fine & Gross motor skills, Movements, Exploring Objects, Games, Walking, Eye-hand coordination, and some form of basic learning skills which include but not limited to Self help skills, Potty Training, Sharing and Language development through their five senses. Our Parents are informed daily of their child’s progress and work along with each parent to better meet each child’s need. No matter how young, No matter how old, No matter how messy, No matter how fussy, No matter how angry, No matter how active, No matter what, you will always be loved and well cared for.

Curriculum & Learning Activities

Our Infant curriculum is designed to Observe, Understand and Celebrate children Milestones. Our P I N method is a meaningful way to document and measure each child:
a) Individual Accomplishments
b) Infant and Toddler’s Growth
c) Areas of difficulty
d) Approaches to Learning
f) Temperament:
-How Active is the child: Kicking, Crawling, Climbing
-Sleeping & Eating Habit
-How does he/she respond to people or new things
-Daily Mood
-Is he/she easily distracted?

In assessing Infants & Toddlers development, our Program focuses on 3 major components

1) Observation Record: Where the caregiver observes and document children’s everyday behaviors and provides data for recording evaluation (P I N Method)

2) Family Album: Our Assessment Portfolio provides a structure for our Caregivers to learn about and record the child’s development.

3) Developmental Profile: Enables caregivers and other staff to evaluate each child’s development and progress overtime, comparing their observation data to specific developmental standards or developmental milestones from birth to 2Yrs.

The Infants & Toddlers curriculum also focuses on fundamental skills 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 indoors and outdoors. Children will be introduced to Art through the use of hands-on open -ended crafts designed to allow for exploration and creativity

Incorporated Daily Activities

  • Open Ended Art Activities
  • Songs & Fingerplays
  • Flannel Board
  • Stories and Language Development
  • Water Play
  • Dramatic Play
  • Sensory Exploration
  • How things Work
  • Fitting things together
  • Stacking
  • Spinning
  • Peek-a-boo
  • Emptying & Filling
  • Different ways of Moving
  • Large & Small motor Development
  • Primary Colors & Shapes Recognition
  • Listening Activities
  • Following Directions
  • Comparatives (Matching Shapes & Sizes)
  • Sharing & Taking Turns
  • Cause & Effect
  • Playing with toys
  • Exploring with water
  • Tasting & preparing food
  • Creating with Art
  • Connecting with music & movement
  • Exploring outdoors

Daily Schedule Infant & Toddler

7:00 – 7:45 Arrival/Greet Parents & Children Warmly/Quiet Play
7:45 – 8:00 Cleanup/Wash Hands & Prepare for Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Is Served (Parents, Please Be On Time)
9:00 – 9:30 (Infants/Toddler – 2yrs Old Group Assembly) – Rhyme & Songs Music & Movement with Exercise /Books/Puppets/Weather/Calendar/Teacher’s Daily Show & Tell
9:30 – 9:45 Primary Care
9:45 – 10:00 Light Am Snack
10:00 – 10:30 Out Door Play Time – Gross Motor Development
10:30 – 10:45 Primary Care/Hand Washing
10:45 – 11:30 Structural Learning Activities – Eye Hand Coordination/Flash Cards/Educational Developmental Video/Alphabet, Number, Color, Shape/Art & Craft Project Must Coincide with the THEME OF THE WEEK
11:30 – 12:00 Free Play – Indoor/ Child Directed Activity/Hand Washing
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Time – QUIET MUSIC A MUST
12:30 – 12:45 Primary Care/Clean – Up/Prepare for Nap
12:45 – 2:45 Nap Time – QUIET MUSIC
2:45 – 3:00 Primary Care
3:00 – 3:30 Pm Snack
3:30 – 4:00 Story Time & Puppet Show
4:00 – 5:00 Out Door Play Time – Gross Motor Development
5:00 – 5:30 Primary Care
5:30 – 6:00 Manipulative – Teacher Directed Activities
6:00 – 6:30 Clean – Up / Get Ready To Go Home/ Complete Home Work Folders
6:30 – Center Is Closed   

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
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