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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

Sunshine Kids Preschool

2018-2019 Preschool Registration Dates

 

1/17 9:00 p.m. Sign Up Genius appointment time slots for currently enrolled families registration goes live.

  • The link below with the sign up for appointment times will go live on Wednesday, 1/17 at 9:00 p.m. You need to be signed into your account with the link open in order to sign up for an appointment time. There will be many people signing up at the same time so please be patient. Once you have selected an appointment time, you need to click the “Submit and Sign Up” tab. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and reminder of your appointment time.  
     
  • Please let us know if you experience technical difficulties. All e-mails received Wednesday evening 1/17 will be answered on Thursday 1/18.  We hope this is a smooth process for all involved and is much better than getting up in the early morning hours to wait in line. You can expect the experience to be comparable to getting concert or game tickets with many other people trying at the same time. If you have questions, please stop by the preschool office for clarification.  
     
  • All paperwork is due at the time of Registration on Monday, January 22. 
     
  • SignUpGenius Link

1/22 Registration for currently enrolled Sunshine Kids Preschool families by appointment only.

1/24 8:00 a.m.  Registration in the Preschool Office for Stonebridge UMC members and former Sunshine Kids Preschool families. This registration is first come, first served.

1/24 9:00 p.m. Sign Up Genius appointment time slots for community registration goes live.

1/29  Registration open to the community by appointment.

Sunshine Kids Preschool will be offering tours of our school for those interested in registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Starting Dec. 4th school tours will be offered Mondays and Tuesdays  at 10am and 11am.   No appointment is needed to be included in a tour.

Click Here for the 2018-2019 Registration Form

No current openings for 2017-2018 school year. Call to request a spot on our waiting list. 

CHANGE IN 2018-2019 SUNSHINE KIDS PRESCHOOL COMMUNITY REGISTRATION PROCESS:

The 2018-2019 Preschool school year is fast approaching!  Community registration for the next school year will be held on Monday, January 29 beginning at 7:00am.  Time slots for a registration appointment will be available via Sign-Up Genius on 1/24 at 9:00pm. 

On the evening of Jan. 24 you will need to be signed into your Sign-Up Genius account (which you can create ahead of time for free at www.signupgenius.com) and open the link provided on our website at 9:00pm to sign up for a time slot appointment to register. Then on Jan. 29, come in to our office at Sunshine Kids Preschool at your appointment time to register your child/children. Please do not be late for your appointment! Due to a high demand, if you fail to show up for your appointment we will have to move on to our next family. A registration form must be completed for each child that you wish to enroll in the program next year and classroom placement is on a first come, first served basis. If the program that you are interested in is already full, we will place you on the waiting list and you may also register for another classroom. EX: if you wanted (T/TH) and it is full, you can still enroll in the (M/W) program and be placed on the waiting list for (T/TH).  The registration/supply fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. We will deposit Registration/Supply Fee checks on Thursday, February 1. 

Below are the number of openings available for each program. Updated openings will be available on our website after our current family and church family/returning family registration. 

Available openings for 2018-2019 school year:

Mother's Day Out (18-23 months as of September 1)
Tue – 8
Wed – 8
Thur. – 8 

Early Preschool (2 years as of September 1)
Mon/Wed – 20
Tue/Thur. – 30 

Preschool (3 years as of September 1)
Tue/Wed/Thur. – 20
Mon/Wed –  20
Tue/Thur. – 20
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur. – 10 

Pre-Kindergarten (4 years as of September 1)
Tue/Thur. – 12
Tue/Wed/Thur. – 36
Mon thru Thur. – 36 

Transitional Kindergarten (5 as of September 1)
Mon thru Thur. – 28 openings 

We will evaluate the demand for programs and classrooms after Registration and look at our current classrooms to see if any changes need to be made. Please be sure to mark your 1st and 2nd choice for the classroom and days.  There is no guarantee of staff or requested classrooms, but please indicate if you have a classroom or teacher choice on the 2nd page of the Registration Form under Special Requests.

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


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 2017-2018

Sunshine Kids Teachers and Staff 2017-2018

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.