Teresa Obert always dreamed of becoming a teacher, ever since she got to work as an elementary school aide during her own high school days. More than 40 years later, Mrs. Teresa continues to live her dream as a master educator, earning 2018 National Teacher of the Year honors at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool®. Children come to school excited every morning about what they’ll be learning in Mrs. Teresa’s
As math grows more important for the careers of the future, a quality preschool math curriculum will play a crucial role in preparing your child for a lifetime of success. Knowledge of math at ages 3 to 5 improves kindergarten readiness and predicts future achievement well into high school, and kids with better math skills in early childhood are more likely to attend college. Early math also promotes development of
Visual art plays an important role in our lives beginning at birth, according to science. In fact, one study even found that babies love Picasso! At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we integrate art education into our proprietary Creatively Shine™ curriculum, including an Art Show that lets young artists proudly display their very own works for parents and teachers to admire.
The teachers at our preschool programs across the county are the game changers. They are dedicated, passionate and truly know how to engage each of their students every day. The process of choosing just one teacher each month is tough, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 April Teacher of the Month is Sarah Caiafa of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Franklin, TN! Here is some fun
Starting kindergarten is a big milestone for every child. When to start kindergarten is a big decision for every parent. Is my child ready? Do they know enough? What if they’re the youngest? The oldest? Does it matter? The short answer is “it depends.” Children between 4 and 6 vary greatly in terms of physical growth, cognitive development, and emotional maturity. If your child is currently in pre-kindergarten, here are
Ask almost any teacher, and they’ll agree: kids love dinosaurs! That’s great news, because learning about dinosaurs in preschool is an excellent way to get younger children excited about science, inspire creativity and introduce critical thinking skills that will last a lifetime. Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® taps into children’s fascination with all things prehistoric with our annual Dinosaur Discovery theme. During the month of April, teachers integrate a variety
What kind of schedule should you look for in a quality preschool program? Some of the essentials are consistency, flexibility and balance. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we offer a range of play-based learning activities that stimulate interest and promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired Creatively Shine™ curriculum features monthly lesson themes, such as dinosaurs, creepy crawlies or space, which are integrated throughout the day
The teachers at our preschool programs across the county are the game changers. They are dedicated, passionate and truly know how to engage each of their students every day. The process of choosing just one teacher each month is tough, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 March Teacher of the Month is Ajah Zicaro of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of Colorado Springs! Here is some fun information about
Reading to your child has many benefits including early language and literacy development, and emotional bonding with parents and caregivers. But with so many wonderful children’s books out there, how do you know which ones will inspire a lifetime love of reading in your child? Great children’s books include engaging pictures and simple text with rhyme, rhythm and good pacing, according to Margaret Anastas, an editor with Harper Collins Kids.