Sunflower Daycare
Bilingual (English-Russian) Montessori-inspired
Early Childhood Learning Center


Core Values - bilingual learning, safety, fun!

  • We are the ONLY bilingual center in the southern suburbs of Twin Cities.

  • The owner / director Irina is a former licensed ESL K-12 school teacher who knows all Kindergarten standards and is focused on Kindergarten Readiness.

  • Irina is not only the owner, BUT ALSO a director personally committed to her business success. Always on site and ready to answer customer questions and resolve issues promptly; that includes working after-hours and on the weekends.

  • We have an open floor plan, so all our teachers know what goes on in our whole center. No closed doors!

  • No frozen foods! All meals are cooked daily by our part time chef.

Please read our past and current customers' reviews on our Google business page and on our Facebook business page. The icons at the bottom right of each page on our site will take you there.

  
Our bilingual program benefits all our children. Our children from Russian-only speaking families maintain their Russian language skills, while getting exposure to the English language, the language of our country, and that exposure is quite enough to prepare them for Kindergarten. Our children from mixed Russian speaking - American families maintain their English skills at home, while in Sunflower developing their Russian language skills, the language of their grandparents. Our English only families get immersed into Russian as a foreign language. It has been confirmed by linguists a long time ago that bilingualism is very beneficial for the cognitive development and future academic success. 

Even though, we are greatly inspired by the Montessori teaching philosophy, we are not a 100% Montessori school. Montessori activities usually target one skill and each child has freedom to choose any activity they want, until that activity is mastered. In our center we balance our activities by allowing children choose an activity and also by participating in several steps changing group activities. We at Sunflower find group activities important as they encourage socialization, patience, kindness and conflict resolution skills development. Children learn a lot by observing and listening to each other in a group.

Please see the full description of our program in the General Information tab.

 

Please contact our bilingual daycare to schedule a tour and to have a visual journey of your child's upcoming exciting milestones!!!

Русскоязычный детский садик и ясли "Подсолнух" в городе Бернсвилл (Миннеаполис, города-близнецы), штат Миннесота.

російськомовний дитячий садок та ясла у місті Бурнсвілль (Мiннеаполiс, мiста-близнюки), штату Міннесота.

Рускамоўны дзіцячы садок i яслі "Сланечнік" у горадзе Бернсвіл, Мінесота.

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Russian Immersion Daycare Center
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