Where the youngest members of our community explore and grow…
In the Sunflower room, beginning activities correlate closely with your child’s home life and other familiar experiences. Simple and engaging small group activities focus on listening, responding, connecting, and developing trusting relationships between children and teachers.
Sunflower room activities also focus on the following developmental skills:
CIRCLE TIME: Children are invited to participate in story time, singing, movement and finger plays. Short, fun lessons revolve around seasonal and emergent themes, puppets and flannel board stories. Group time supports the healthy development of young children’s language skills.
LARGE MOTOR SKILLS: We offer activities which incorporate a parachute play tent, climbing structure, foam climbers, rhythm instruments, and other fun tools to facilitate the natural development of large motor skills.
SMALL MOTOR SKILLS: Puzzles, crayons and manipulative building sets help to refine the children’s small motor skills.
ART ACTIVITIES: Simple arts and crafts projects provide tactile and visual experiences that inspire exploration and ignite creativity.
Typical Daily Schedule:
7:00-8:15 am Greeting Children and Parents
8:15-9:45 am Morning Nap Time (Younger students)
8:15-9:30 am Open Play
9:30-10:00 am Snack Time
10:00-11:30 am Art & Sensory Activities/Circle Time/Open Play/Outdoor Time
11:30-12:00 pm Lunch
12:00-2:30 pm Nap/Quiet Time
2:30-3:00 pm Snack Time
3:00-3:30 pm Snack Time
3:30-4:15 pm Open Play
4:15-5:00 pm Art & Teacher Lead Activities
5:00-6:00 pm Stories/Open Play/Goodbyes
Note: Enrichment program schedules vary from class to class.