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Schedule

Daily Schedule

8:30 – 8:40 am:          Welcome Circle

8:40 – 9:10 am:          Gym time

9:10 – 9:25 am:          Washroom routine

9:25 – 9:45 am:          Snack

9:45 – 10:30 am:       Free play and art time

10:30 – 11:00 am:     Circle time

11:00 – 11:30 am:     Outside time

RATES/FEES

These fees are reflective of any applicable fee reduction initiative from the government, but do not account for any amount of individual Subsidy that a family may be eligible for.

September 2024-June 2025

3 days / week - $120/month (4 year old class, Mon., Wed., Fri. morning class)

2 days / week - $88.25/month (3 year old class, Tues., Thurs. morning class)

2 days/ week - $75/month (3 and 4 year old class, Tues and Thurs afternoon class)

 

Preschool Time:

8:30 am – 11:30 am (Morning classes)

12:15pm - 2:45pm (Afternoon class)

 

Registration Fee (non-refundable):

There is a $80/child Registration Fee due at the time of Registration to guarantee a spot in a class.

This is the administration fee and field trip costs combined. 

 

Registration Form.

 

Monthly tuition fees are to be paid via Pre-authorized Debit and are due on the first of the month.  If different arrangements need to be made, please speak with the Preschool Director – Tara Tetzel – sonshineps@gmbchurch.ca  

Or call 604 823-6364

 

Pre-Authorized Debit Form

 

Rates/Fees

Subsidy Qualification

To see if you qualify for subsidy please visit - https://www.childcarevictoria.org/families/

 

If your family qualifies for subsidy you will need to fill in your portion of the form and then there is a portion for us to fill in. Until you have been accepted and the amount that you are to receive is decided, payment for monthly fees will be required, but will be reimbursed once the paperwork goes through. 

Learning CENTERS

 

We are working, playing, and discovering in our own way in learning centers each day!!

 

Children are naturally curious; therefore, experiences that allow them to touch, hear, see, taste, and smell can help children in their development.  The room is organized for children to feel comfortable and freely move through the various centers of the room. They have the opportunity to explore and experience at their own pace.

 

  • Blocks:  In the block center, children are developing math concepts and motor skills.  They are also learning how to share and work with friends.

 

  • Manipulatives:  Playing with puzzles, playdough, and  manipulative materials, children are developing eye-hand coordination and learning to complete tasks.

 

  • Library:  Children are learning to love books and practice early reading skills.

 

  • Music: As children play instruments and sing, they express themselves and develop listening and language skills. 

 

  • Art:  The art center gives children the opportunity to develop their creativity and express themselves. They are developing small motor skills by holding crayons and felts, as well as learning how to use scissors correctly. 

 

  • Dramatic Play:  When children pretend their imagination can be expanded. Dramatic play also fosters language and social skills.

 

  • Outdoor Play:  On the playground, preschoolers are developing strength, coordination, and a healthy body. 

 

  • Science:  Preschoolers observe, experiment, predict, and discover new things in the science area.

 

  • Math:  Develops problem-solving skills and gives hands-on experience in counting, comparing, patterning, and measuring.

FAQ'S

 

What Are Social Skills and Why Are They Important?

Social skills include: interacting and communication with others using words, nonverbal communication (body language), manners, learning to share, wait your turn, and listen. These skills are important for school and life readiness.

 

Does My Family Have To Be Christian For My Child To Attend Sonshine Place Preschool?

No, we welcome all families; however, we are a Christ-centered program that shares the love and teaching of Jesus Christ throughout the day as we guide, teach, and reflect the attitude of God.

 

How Does Sonshine Place Preschool Prepare My Child for Elementary School?

Sonshine Place Preschool uses hands on learning, teaching/practicing self-control, promotes independence and self-reliance skills, and age appropriate academics.

Why Is Play Important?

Play fosters creativity, imagination, and socialization, allows children to make sense of their world, builds confidence, and helps with regulating emotions. 

 

What is the curriculum?

We are a Theme based preschool that values learning through play. Our themes are varied throughout the year, changing every two weeks. Our themes can be found in multiple areas of the classroom: Circle time, books, toys, songs, table activities. We are also a Christian Preschool that does Bible story time, songs and praying at snack time.

What Are Fine Motor Skills?

Working small muscle movements such as: using scissors, printing, coloring, and more!

Any questions about the preschool please contact the preschool Director:

sonshineps@gmbchurch.ca

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