At Sunnyside, we emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Learning experiences are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom.
Infant Program 3-18 months
Our Early Explorers program, is designed for infants from 3 to 18 months of age. This program is designed to help develop core cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills. It's more than just daycare - children go through a structured program of play, exploration, circle time and supervised creative play.
Our Early Explorers program is designed to create a warm, loving and secure environment for your child. Providing a peaceful sleeping space as well as one on one play. We emphasize on the importance of a nurturing, healthy bond and individual attention an infant needs.
Routine caregiving tasks such as feeding, diaper changing and toilet training provide opportunities for affectionate one-to-one contact with each child. In addition, infants need an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in order to thrive.
Babies love to hear language and respond by cooing, babbling and making sounds that gradually resemble adult speech. Throughout the first two years, children are attaching meaning to words and understanding a lot more than they can say. The more attention we pay to children's speech, the more we can understand, repeat and use words from their own language. We can also give them new words to expand their language, thus building a richer, more expressive vocabulary in later years.
Toddler Program 18-36 months
In our Turbo Toddler Program, we help encourage each toddlers mind with interactive learning, songs, poems, creative play and circle time. Toddlers in this program are introduced to the basic concepts of phonics, numbers, shapes, colors, reading, speech development, math and much more.
Our Turbo Toddlers experience daily developmental stimulation activities using various approved lesson plans. In addition to developmental activities, the classroom is arranged to offer experiences in dramatic play, block building, science, music, reading, gross motor and language development.
This program is specifically designed to build a strong foundation for your child. This is our first step towards the preschool program and prepares students accordingly. In this class, teachers encourage language development by talking to the students frequently and helping them to understand and express how they are feeling.
In this program we begin to introduce our bilingual Spanish classes. Children will learn common Spanish vocabulary such as numbers, colors, foods, parts of the body, items in nature, and more.
We emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Learning experiences are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom.
Preschool Program 3-5 years
Preschool education is an essential step on the path to kindergarten, with hands-on activities, and planned cognitive learning experiences. In this program your child will discover how they learn best. In this classroom, children are given an increasing sense of independence, while also learning how to relate to others through large group activities which are an essential part of the day.
Behavior management is a major part of preschool learning. In preschool, children learn how to be students. Children learn patience, how to raise their hands and take turns. Children also learn how to share the teacher's attention.
Our preschool program includes a multi activity centered classroom. We also utilize developmentally appropriate lesson plans which help prepare students with a pre-kindergarten curriculum. Our preschool curriculum is integrated into a daily lesson plan which allows children to get used to a consistent routine. These classrooms are also arranged to offer children experience in dramatic play, block building, science, art, music, manipulative to build small muscles, reading and language development.