General Information about Our Program

Our mission is to provide a quality childcare experience that helps your child develop academically, socially, and emotionally. 

 

Please hold the mouse over General Information tab and choose from the drop down menu to learn more about different ages and stages in Sunflower.

Here is the description of our current program:
 

  • The official hours are 7:30 am-5:30 pm. The latest time to drop off is 9am.

  • Accepting children 2 months - 5 years old. Full time (5 days a week) and part time (min 2 days a week). Half day attendance is allowed, but must be paid at a full day rate.

  • Based on availability we are accepting our graduates (already in Kindergarten through 2nd grade) during winter, spring breaks and summer breaks and during no-school days.

  • Serving healthy fresh food (a combination of Russian and American foods) prepared daily onsite: breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack.

  • Experienced and caring staff members. Most of the staff have actual teaching degrees from the former USSR.

  • Focusing on the development of Kindergarten Math and Reading readiness standards.

  • We offer weekly enrichment activities, such as art, music, dance and physical education.

  • Russian and English Language classes, focusing on listening comprehension and speaking. Children learn ABCs, names of numbers, colors, shapes, animals, and other age appropriate vocabulary in both languages.

  • Monthly thematic events - Russian Spring Pancake celebration (Maslenitsa), Valentine Day (the day of friendship), Easter; summer parties - Bee or Frog party, Jungles or Hawaiian party, Under the Sea; Fall parties - Visiting a Farm or Fall Carnival, Halloween, etc.

  • Our awesome Christmas / New Year and Graduation parties!

  • The owner / director is a licensed ELL / ESL teacher who has worked in the public education for 7+ years with the emphasis on Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

  • English learning classes emphasize the development of listening comprehension and oral language: social language, story retelling and vocabulary growth.

  • Development of fine motor skills for infants and toddlers by playing lots of age appropriate games and using age appropriate toys.

  • Each new month in our curriculum includes life skills, such as handwashing, getting dressed and undressed independently, learning to zip and button / unbutton, quick evacuation during a fire alarm, finding a shelter in case of tornado, water / pool safety, sun safety, decision making, making good choices, etc.

  • Daily outdoor play on our playground. For safety we have 2 separate areas: toddler and preschool ages. 

  • We help with potty training and start it early. We do not put the whole responsibility on the parents! When we and parents work together, it happens pretty quickly!

  • Daily airing the facility for a healthy dose of fresh air!

  • Daily sanitizing of all furniture, toys and equipment.

  • Summer visits of older preschoolers to the wading (kiddie) pool or play in the sprinkles on the lawn for younger preschool and toddlers.

  • Convenient electronic payments.

  • At this time we do NOT accept government child care assistance programs (CCAP).