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Sonshine Kids Preschool Ministry



For the Pre-Kindergarten class, children need to be 4 years old by August 1st and potty trained.

A.M. Session: 10 students to 1 teacher with a floating helper (Class assignments will be made in August.)

  • Extended Session is intended to help bridge the gap between preschool and all day kindergarten giving children experience eating lunch in a school setting and getting them used to a longer school day.  It includes extra art and games.

P.M. Session: 5 preK students with Mrs. Beale, large group activities such as play time, Jesus time and snack time with the 3s class.  This session has time for additional art, games and outdoor activities.  The nature of the afternoon session includes more large muscle activites such as flying kites, driving the ride in cars/wagons and additional outdoor learning centers because it is often warmer in the afternoons.  Two teachers work with this group of 10-12, so there is more individualized attention.

The children will learn:

  • Handwriting Without Tears Letter Formation
  • Upper and lower case recognition and formation
  • Counting and Number Recognition and Formation
  • Social Skills
  • God's Love For People/Bible Learning
  • Science Experiments
  • STEM activities
  • Colors and Shapes
  • Spiritual Foundations
  • Music Appreciation
  • Phonics
  • Early Reading
  • Once students master information, the teacher will give them their next "level" of learning

Developmental Psychologists tell us that there are sequential steps in a child's cognitive and psychosocial development. Skills developed at one stage become the foundation for future understanding. If we do not allow our kids appropriate time to master basic skills before placing them in advanced situations, the resulting deficits will show up later in life in some form. If your child has a birthday in June or July, you might want to consider holding them back for Kindergarten until the following year.  

Please note that Southern Hancock School Corporation does require children to be 5 years old by August 1st to enter Kindergarten.

All Pre-Kindergarten children should be potty trained but of course accidents still happen at this age and we do keep changes of clothing just in case the situation arises. No one is shamed or scolded if an accident does occur.