Our Programs

Our Curriculum

 

Sunny Hill Preschool has a child-centered, play-based philosophy. We believe in a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children two to five years of age, presented in an environment which fosters the individual child's emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills. Our talented, professional team of early childhood educators create an environment that supports and develops a love of learning, respect, cooperation, leadership, an ability to make choices, pride in individual accomplishments and problem solving skills.

Our goal is to promote learning through the joy of discovery. Children, supported by our staff, are constantly thinking, exploring, experiencing, learning and testing new skills, and creating scaffolding for a lifetime of learning.  As children grow and develop in our program, they are both nurtured and challenged as they move towards the greater independence that elementary school brings.

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The focus of our preschool curriculum is to prepare children socially, emotionally and academically for the many challenges that elementary school brings. Our curriculum is guided and shaped by our experienced staff of early childhood educators, standards of developmentally appropriate practice, National Association for the Education of Young Children recommendations and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Guidelines for Preschool Curriculum Experiences. While the school is sponsored by the church, religion is not a part of the curriculum. Our classrooms also incorporate The Creative Curriculum and the Handwriting Without Tears Program into daily activities.


Enrichment Programs

Sunny Hill offers many varied enrichment programs in addition to excellent classroom experiences.  Children sing with our music teacher Mr. Greg, move with our Imagimotion Kidz teacher Miss Mary, and explore the world with special visitors throughout the year.  Special programs each year include Rhythm Kids, Bonaparte, Curious Creatures, and other programs.

Music with Mr. Greg

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We are excited to welcome back Mr. Greg to Sunny Hill Preschool this year. Greg Nikitas visits once a month for the 2.9, 3 and 4-year-old preschool classes at Sunny Hill. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications & Media from Emerson College and also completed the Music Together Early Childhood Music Training Program. He has toured Massachusetts performing Aesop's Fables and the Brothers Grimm Fairy tales with the Central Mass Repertory Theater. Greg studied voice at the Indian Hill Music school and plays locally both as a solo acoustic artist and with his band. He is a featured artist of Great Big Planet and leads theatrical preschool shows all over New England. Greg learned to play the guitar and drums at an early age and uses these skills during his classes to keep things rocking!

 Be Ahead of the Game

We work to develop your child’s gross motor skills through creative movement and sports by fostering a safe and fun atmosphere that develops their tactical, technical, physical, and psychological/social abilities. We provide the highest level of professional coaching and training, whose focus is developing confident children. We believe teaching children the value of physical fitness and collaboration at a young age instills healthy habits that will last a lifetime!

Be Ahead of the Game will be starting with Sunny Hill this fall. We are looking forward to having them join our enrichment curriculum. Please stay tuned for more information.