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Welcome to Sonshine Preschool!

Our mission is that each child come to know and experience God's love, to learn to interact in a positive way with others and to feel self-confident.

In addition to this web page, you can now find us on Facebook!

You can also contact us at:
sonshinepreschool@phbaptist.org
phone: 440.886.7485
8971 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma Heights, OH 44130

 

Let the "Son" Shine!

Here is a glimpse of “son”shine as experienced at this non-profit, self-supporting Christian preschool for 3 through 5 year olds:

About Us

We are licensed by the state of Ohio and supervised by Parma Heights Baptist Church. We believe our purpose is to help children prepare for kindergarten through a variety of activities and learning experiences.

We want each child to become excited about learning and develop a strong self-image, which will help him strive and work to overcome obstacles. Each day offers opportunities for success and growth.

Typical Day

Class starts with freeplay and a craft. After clean-up, we say the Pledge of Allegiance and pray.

In circle time we choose the day’s special helpers. A story or singing together helps the children work in a group and learn the self-control of sitting quietly and waiting for a turn to participate.

Snack is a favorite time. We provide water to drink and the snack unless a child wants to bring a special treat for birthday or because he has baked at home with Mom. We choose water because it is good for the children and often a “new” beverage to them.

After a brief rest on the rug, the class may exercise, go to the gym, or move into group time with Bible story or academic lesson.

An important part of their learning is an awareness of God – that He created them, loves them, and wants to be part of their lives. What awesome security to share with a child—that he is uniquely special to God. 

preschoolThe school year moves quickly from mid-September to the end of May. We enjoy getting to know our families and work hard to help the children develop a respect for one another, their parents, themselves, and the Lord.

We give them the security of structure in the classroom and the fun of play and academic learning. We consider it a privilege to serve the community through Sonshine Preschool.

 

Forms

Enrollment Form & Health Information (PDF)

School Information (PDF)

Full Application Form (PDF)

Medical Form (PDF)

Drop off the completed form(s) at the Preschool office, or fax it to 440.886.7484.

Activity Highlights

There are several highlights in the year that we celebrate together.

October: Fall Festivals

Parents are invited to share games, snack, and a special feature with their preschooler. We choose to celebrate harvest and God’s goodness in place of Halloween.

Thanksgiving Feasts

Our Thanksgiving Feasts bring classes together to share as in the first Thanksgiving where Mother Goose pilgrims, Peter Panda Indians, Critter Express turkeys, and Noah’s Ark pumpkins bring their class contribution to our shared “feast” of chicken soup, biscuits, homemade butter, and pumpkin cookies.

Christmas

Our focus at Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth in our lessons and evening choral program for families.

Other Highlights

Valentine parties, Easter Egg hunts, and Zoo Day. Our year ends with closing programs and picnics. We share snippets of a classroom session, award diplomas, and eat hot dogs and finger foods.

Class & School News

January 2015

Critter Express AM - January 2015

Critter Express PM - January 2015

Mother Goose - January 2015

Noah's Ark - January 2015

Peter Panda - January 2015

Sonshine Newsletter - January 2015

2015 Important Dates

There are several highlights in the year that we celebrate together.

January 2015

Sonshine Preschool Resumes
Monday, January 5

MLK Day: No School
Monday, January 19

Kindergarten Readiness Meeting
Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22

February

Valentines Parties
Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13

Presidents' Day: No School
Monday, February 16

March

PHCA Kindergarten Screening
Monday, March 2

Parent-Teacher Conferences: No School
Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13

April

Easter Egg Dying and Egg Hunts
Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2

Easter Break
Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12

Class Pictures
Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16

Summer Birthdays Celebration
Thursday, April 30

May

Summer Birthdays Celebration
Friday, May 1

Zoo Day
Monday, May 4

Closing Programs
Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21

 

 

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