Sonshine Kids Preschool Ministry

Pre-Kindergarten

New info coming Feb. 12th

class to teacher ratios

curriculum

days and times

fees


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

  • Extended Lunch 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: 10 students to 1 teacher (Class assignments will be made in August.) This session has time for additional art, games and outdoor activities.  The nature of the afternoon session includes more large muscle activities such as flying kites, driving the ride in cars/wagons and additional outdoor learning centers because it is often warmer in the afternoons. 


Guides for our curriculum:  Indiana State Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Standards as well as area Kindergarten Programs.

  • STEM Activities
  • Outdoor Classroom Area Lessons
  • Upper and Lower Case Recognition and Formation
  • Counting and Number Recognition and Formation
  • Math Skills Used In Kindergarten
  • Social Skills Through Play
  • God's Love For People/Bible Learning
  • Science Experiments
  • Colors and Shapes
  • Spiritual Foundations
  • Music Appreciation
  • Phonics
  • Early Reading
  • Story Telling and Story Development
  • 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.  Please keep a changes of clothing in your child's backpack. No one is shamed or scolded if an accident does occur.