Experience The Joy Of Learning Through Purposeful Play
Our facilities include 6 bright and sunny classrooms , as well as a large classroom downstairs which houses our Stay, Play & Learn program. Our classrooms include quiet areas with books, manipulatives and blocks, as well as spaces for dramatic play, literacy, science, math and art exploration. We have a large indoor space for gross motor activities and large group gatherings, as well as a smaller carpeted room where smaller activities can be held.
A beautiful, fenced-in playground provides an outdoor classroom in addition to ample space to move, run and enjoy outside play. An additional paved area invites tricycles and big wheels, hopscotch and drawing.
Set far back from the road, our playground has areas of interest that include both sun and shade. Areas also invite children to investigate the arts, science and technology through a variety of media. Our outdoor classroom is utilized throughout the school year allowing children to discover seasonal change.
Sunny Hill Preschool is staffed by a talented, professional team of experienced early childhood educators. Teachers value their work environment and acquire longevity with the school. The school places a great value on excellence in teaching, and provides continuing education programs for all staff. The Director, Administrative Team, and Teachers are chosen based on philosophy, experience, education and personal warmth.
Our staff takes a team approach and shares strong common values of respect, caring, love of learning, excellence, creativity and a spirit of fun. The school maintains a low child to teacher ratio in all of our classes.
What is accreditation and why is it important?
NAEYC Accreditation means that your child’s program meets NAEYC’s 10 standards of excellence in early childhood education. Programs that meet these standards provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound. These programs are continuously improving themselves to provide the best possible educational opportunities for children.
NAEYC has created 10 standards that measure the quality of early childhood programs. The standards were created by a blue-ribbon panel of early childhood experts and are based on the latest early childhood research. To learn more about NAEYC Accreditation visit http://www.naeyc.org/accreditation/.
NAEYC-accredited programs meet a higher standard:
Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child's sense of individual worth.
Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: cognitive, social-emotional, language, and physical.
Use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate effective teaching approaches.
Provide ongoing assessments of a child's learning and development and communicate the child's progress to the family.
Promote the nutrition and health of children and protect our community from injury and illness.
Provide a safe and healthy physical environment.
Employ a teaching staff that has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children's learning and development, and to support families' diverse needs and interests.
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child's family.
Establish relationships with and use the resources of the community to support the achievement of program goals.
Implement strong personnel, fiscal, and program management policies so that all children, families, and staff have high quality experiences.