Our Program

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


Here is the description of our current program:

  • Accepting children 2 months - 5 years old. Full time and part time. No half days.

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

  • We offer weekly music and dance classes

  • Russian type (home) cooking prepared daily onsite: breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack.

  • We accept government child care assistance programs (CCAP), which is a combination of government payment + small parent co-pay.

  • Focusing on the development of Kindergarten Math and Reading standards

  • 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.

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

  • ESL classes are taught by a native English speaking teacher who emphasizes the development of listening comprehension and oral language: social language, story retelling and vocabulary growth.

  • ESL classes are supervised by and lesson plans are developed together with the ESL licensed owner / director.

  • 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, finding a shelter in case of tornado, water / pool safety, decision making – making good choices, etc.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Monthly thematic events - Russian Spring Pancake celebration (Maslenitsa), Easter, carnival theme, circus theme, visiting a rainforest and jungles party in summer, visiting a farm in the fall, Fall Festival / Halloween, seaworld party, etc.

  • Our awesome Christmas / New Year and graduation parties!

  • Experienced and caring staff members, who have been with Sunflower for a few years. Some of them came from Montessori schools. Most of the staff have actual teaching degrees from the former USSR.

  • The official hours are 7am-5:30 pm.

  • We have moved to convenient electronic payments!! Personal checks are no longer needed to keep track of paid tuition. 

(952) 297-7226

1800 County Road 42 E
Burnsville, MN 55337

HOURS: 7:00am to 5:30pm

Monday through Friday.  

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