Sonshine Kindergarten, Preschool and Daycare
53 North Main Street, Derry, NH 03038
At Sonshine, we consider it a privilege and responsibility to serve our community. We offer a quality preschool program designed to prepare your child for kindergarten or first grade. Parents whose children attended kindergarten at Sonshine have reported their child is well prepared and often well ahead of the rest of their class, especially in reading and writing.
Our trained, certified, and dedicated teaching staff uses the ‘A Beka’ curriculum, which includes Bible stories, language development, math, phonics, reading, music, art, crafts and social skills. Children are encouraged to nurture the abilities God has given them through a variety of interactive, “hands-on”, developmental activities. The teaching time is balanced by a variety of indoor and outdoor play and memorable field trips.
Our goals for each child:
- To develop a positive attitude toward learning, school, him or herself, and others.
- Help him or her develop spiritually to know Jesus as their Savior.
- To be prepared socially and academically for kindergarten or first grade
- To have a positive, happy and memorable first experience at school.
Our Kindergarten, Preschool and Daycare hours are 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Sonshine is opened to accommodate working parents. Please feel free to call us to set up an appointment to tour our facility and meet our staff. Please see our Parent_Handbook_(2013-2014) for more information. We look forward to meeting you and your children.
Philosophy and Goals
A child is a very precious gift from God. At Sonshine Preschool, we consider it a privilege and responsibility to serve our community by offering a quality preschool program.
Children are encouraged to nurture the abilities God has given them through a variety of interactive, “hands-on”, developmental activities. We offer a preschool program which includes: Bible time, language arts, math activities, art, music and crafts balanced by a variety of indoor and outdoor play. These experiences are designed to stimulate a child’s interests and prepare him or her for kindergarten or first grade.
Our greatest hope for each child is that he or she will form a positive attitude toward learning, school, him or herself, and others. However, our primary goals at Sonshine are to help each child know Jesus as their Savior, and to develop Godly characteristics in their lives. The staff at Sonshine, wants to help each child have a positive, happy first experience at school so that they go on to kindergarten or first grade with a sense of delight and anticipation.