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Welcome to Sunshine Academy

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Quality Learning Environment

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Welcome to Sunshine Academy

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Quality Learning Environment

Our Services

Only the best!

Sunshine Academy provides the best Universal Preschool and Daycare program you can find in this area! Sunshine Academy utilizes a HighScope Curriculum with a Montessori influence serving students of a mixed age group from 3 to 5 years old. Run by a Montessori trained educator, our staff supports a child’s ability to make choices, take risks and solve problems. Children learn to facilitate rich vocabulary in the context of play and natural conversation. In our safe, organized environment we provide materials that are relevant, creative, challenging and create a sense of curiosity. Our daily routine is structured yet flexible enough to meet the needs of the individual child. At Sunshine Academy, children are immersed in a print and vocabulary rich environment as well as immersed in materials and activities that teach letters, sounds, numbers, shapes, colors and patterns. Our large and small group activities include art, story time and music and movement. We are open Monday through Friday 7am – 5pm to meet any needs that you might have!

Pre-Schoolers

We are open 7am until 5pm, Monday through Friday and offer childcare for your preschoolers! Our days are structured yet flexible enough to provide the freedom for your child to become independent, confident and empathetic.

Universal Preschool

Our Universal Preschool and Daycare program is a cut above the rest! We provide a morning class where students are immersed in a environment rich in materials and practices that enhance reading and writing readiness.

Visit Our School

If you would like to schedule a visit at our facilities then click below to get in touch! We would love to show you the environment your children will be learning in!

About us

Our Philosophy

We are a childcare facility that offers a Pre-School Program with a mixed age group of 3 to 5-year- old children. We provide extended opportunities for children to explore and manipulate materials. Our large and small group activities include art, story time and music and movement. We utilize the highly researched and validated HighScope curriculum. Our Mission: At Sunshine Academy we create an atmosphere where children feel safe, unconditionally loved and respected. All social and emotional well-being begins with unconditional love and acceptance. This is accomplished by providing a community that builds healthy relationships where self-confidence, independence and empathy for others are encouraged. We also welcome parental involvement and supportive relationships between parents, teachers and children.

Our trained staff supports a child’s ability to make choices, take risks and solve problems. They facilitate rich vocabulary in the context of play and natural conversation. In our safe, organized environment we provide materials that are relevant, creative, challenging and create a sense of curiosity.

Our environment is designed to encourage children to persist and repeat skills which lead to exploring new learning opportunities without fear of failure. In essence, our goal is to create active lifetime learners.

We provide daily routines and activities that are predictable, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of an individual child. Enhanced learning takes place during brief teacher directed, large and small group activities. Our print and vocabulary rich classroom emphasizes reading stories that rhyme, repeat and illustrate order. Fine motor materials that motivate manipulation and exploration are supplied. Singing is also promoted during music and movement times and used effectively throughout the day. Children are encouraged to care for oneself by supporting personal hygiene, good nutrition, gross motor physical activities and rest.

Infrastructure

Our daily routines and activities are predictable yet flexible to meet the needs of each child.

Certified Teachers

Our educators are highly experienced and educated in the field of early childhood education! Some of the certifications held include: HighScope, Montessori, TESOL, elementary education, early childhood education and special education for elementary aged children.

Licensed Program

Sunshine Academy is licensed by the New York State Office of Child and Family Services.

Small Group Size

Our Small Groups provide an intimate setting which helps to foster a more one-on- one environment between teacher and student.

Outdoor Activities

A brand new outdoor space allows us to spend time in play as well as learning activities outdoors as weather permits!

Safety First

Sunshine Academy prides itself in holding the safety of the students above all else. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure your child’s safety.

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Our Team

Meet our Qualified Staff

Our team members are not only qualified, but feel a calling and passion for what we do. We come from diverse backgrounds, but one thing we all have in common is our desire to create a peaceful, engaging learning environment for our students. We can't wait to meet you!

Our Activities

Circle Time

Changes to the daily schedule are discussed and important information is conveyed to the children. This is important because the children feel secure and have less anxiety when they know what to anticipate. Children view the message board at the morning meeting which is the agenda for the day. The visual description of the days helps the children feel more settled when they begin to understand the idea of a routine. Discussing what is different about the day begins to prepare children for a change in their routine.

Large Group Time

Large group activities usually consist of singing songs and music and movement. Children choose songs to sing and incorporate musical instruments and make up their own movements. Every week, parents are sent the songs of the week to encourage practicing with their children.

Small Group

Children are divided into small groups of 5-7 children based on developmental level. This is a teacher-led activity where children have a set of materials in which they interact with. Teachers support the creative process by interjecting pertinent information in the appropriate context.

Snack Time / Lunch Time

Students are educated in healthy hygiene and eating habits as a part of the curriculum at Sunshine Academy. They are able to choose the snacks and lunch provided for them which gives them a sense of ownership and independence. During lunch time usually a story is read to the children.

Outdoor Play

Sunshine Academy has a recently renovated playground for the children that is directly outside of the premises. Outdoor play is valued and we try an get the children outside as much as possible and as much as weather permits!

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you!

Contact us

Information

Call us +1 631 - 398 - 2286

We are located at 90 Meeting House Road Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

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