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Sunshine Kids donated $200 in September in honor of childhood cancer awareness month to Make-A-Wish Foundation. $1 was donated for every child and staff member wearing a yellow shirt on our September Spirit Day. May God bless all the children and families on this journey.

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Student School Hours: M-TH 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Phone: 214-726-0578    Email: preschool@mysumc.org

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+ Available openings for current 2018-2019 school year

Mother's Day Out (18-23 months as of September 1)

Mother's Day Out (18-23 months as of September 1) Tue – Full – Wait List

Wed – Full – Wait List

Thur. – Full – Wait List

Early Preschool (2 years as of September 1) Mon/Wed – Full – Wait List

Tue/Thur. – Full – Wait List

Preschool (3 years as of September 1) Tue/Wed/Thur. – Full - Wait List

Mon/Wed – Full – Wait List

Tue/Thur. – Full – Wait List

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur. – Full – Wait List

Pre-Kindergarten (4 years as of September 1) Tue/Wed/Thur. – Full – Wait List

Mon thru Thur. – Full --Wait List

Transitional Kindergarten (5 as of September 1) Mon thru Thur. – 4 openings

If needed, there will be a few peanut/nut free classrooms next year due to allergies. If your child is indifferent to peanut butter or peanut products, please indicate that you would be willing to be placed in a peanut/nut free classroom on the second page of the Registration Form. If your child loves peanut butter or nuts please indicate that you would NOT be willing to be placed in a Peanut Free classroom.

Sunshine Kids Preschool is looking forward to another exciting school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by or call the Preschool Office at 214-726-0578 or email me at preschool@mysumc.org.

Thank you for entrusting your child to the Sunshine Kids Preschool program.

Amy Stewardson Director

+ Registration information for the 2019-2020 school year

The 2019-2020 Preschool school year is fast approaching! We are now offering school tours on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am and 11am. You do NOT need to make an appointment at attend a tour. You must use the sign up genius link to obtain a registration appointment time for your registration date. The sign up genius link will be available on this site when we get closer to community registration.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Jan. 16: Current family Sign-up Genius link goes live at 9pm.

Jan. 22: Current family registration - by appointment only.

Jan. 23: Community Sign-up Genius link goes live at 9pm.

Jan. 24: Registration for Stonebridge UMC members and former Sunshine Kids families.

Jan. 28: Registration for community – by appointment only.

+ Sunshine Kids Preschool Mission

We believe every child is precious and unique. The mission of the Stonebridge United Methodist Church's Sunshine Kids Preschool is to provide a loving, God-centered, low stress, and nurturing environment, where the basic needs of all the children (love, acceptance, security and discipline) will be met. Our philosophy of academics will be one of exposure through Christian teaching and learning, acknowledging that children learn by different means and at different paces.

Sunshine Kids Preschool is a non-profit, diverse and ecumenical program founded by Stonebridge United Methodist Church. All funds accruing to the program will be reinvested in the program and used for the benefit of Sunshine Kids Preschool.

+ Programs

The program utilizes Christian-based, age appropriate curriculum in all classrooms, emphasizing the center approach and hands-on learning. Sunshine Kids Preschool will maintain a low teacher-to-student ratio based on the age of children in the room. The program will also provide:

Age appropriate and safe learning environment Nurturing, Christian teachers A balance between affective and cognitive learning A combination of quiet play, individual and group activities Weekday programs/classes include: Mothers's Day Out (18 mo. - 24 mo class); Early Preschool (2 year old classes); Preschool (3 year old classes); Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old classes); and Transitional Kindergarten

+ Curriculum

Our curriculum is teacher driven based on monthly or weekly themed units. Curriculum includes bible thoughts and verses, colors, shapes, numbers, phonics, writing, math, science, and art implemented through age appropriate activities. Sunshine Kids also implements the Frog Street Press curriculum in all classrooms. We offer extra curricular classes including a Music class and a Movement class for ages 2 through Transitional Kindergarten. We have a Center's Room for children 3 through Transitional Kindergarten where children can experience discovery centers and different activities outside their classroom setting. The 4 year old and Transitional Kindergarten classes also participate in a Computer Lab and Spanish classes once or twice a week. Chapel is attended once a week for ages 2 through Transitional Kindergarten.

 Amy Stewardson, Jean Abeldt, and Caryn Terrell

Amy Stewardson, Jean Abeldt, and Caryn Terrell

School Tours

Tours of our school we be available on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am and 11am.  You do NOT need to make an appointment to attend a tour.  Tours will begin the week of Nov. 5th and run thru our Registration dates.  Please keep in mind that our school will be closed the week of Nov. 19, Dec. 24, Dec. 31.  We will also be closed Monday, Jan. 7th & 21st as well.  If you are not available to attend one of our tours please give us a call at 214-726-0578.  Thank you for your interest in Sunshine Kids Preschool.

Sunshine Kids Preschool is looking forward to another exciting school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by, call the Preschool Office or email at preschool@mysumc.org.


Student School Hours: M-TH 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Phone: 214-726-0578    Email: preschool@mysumc.org

 Sunshine Kids Teachers and Staff 2018-2019

Sunshine Kids Teachers and Staff 2018-2019

We believe every child is precious and unique. The mission of the Stonebridge United Methodist Church's Sunshine Kids Preschool is to provide a loving, God-centered, low stress, and nurturing environment, where the basic needs of all the children (love, acceptance, security and discipline) will be met. Our philosophy of academics will be one of exposure through Christian teaching and learning, acknowledging that children learn by different means and at different paces.

Sunshine Kids Preschool is a non-profit, diverse and ecumenical program founded by Stonebridge United Methodist Church. All funds accruing to the program will be reinvested in the program and used for the benefit of Sunshine Kids Preschool.

Programs
The program utilizes Christian-based, age appropriate curriculum in all classrooms, emphasizing the center approach and hands-on learning. Sunshine Kids Preschool will maintain a low teacher-to-student ratio based on the age of children in the room. The program will also provide:

  • Age appropriate and safe learning environment

  • Nurturing, Christian teachers

  • A balance between affective and cognitive learning

  • A combination of quiet play, individual and group activities

  • Weekday programs/classes include: Mothers's Day Out (18 mo. - 24 mo class); Early Preschool (2 year old classes); Preschool (3 year old classes); Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old classes); and Transitional Kindergarten

Curriculum
Our curriculum is teacher driven based on monthly or weekly themed units.  Curriculum includes bible thoughts and verses, colors, shapes, numbers, phonics, writing, math, science, and art implemented through age appropriate activities.  Sunshine Kids also implements the Frog Street Press curriculum in all classrooms.  We offer extra curricular classes including a Music class and a Movement class for ages 2 through Transitional Kindergarten.  We have a Center's Room for children 3 through Transitional Kindergarten where children can experience discovery centers and different activities outside their classroom setting.  The 4 year old and Transitional Kindergarten classes also participate in a Computer Lab and Spanish classes once or twice a week. Chapel is attended once a week for ages 2 through Transitional Kindergarten.