Sunshine Tree is a ministry of Northridge Church. We are a Christian day care center that believes that the Bible is the inspired word of God and prayer is an essential part of our ministry here. We strive to meet the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional progress of each child. We try to create an atmosphere of love and understanding for your child through happy songs, exciting stories out of the Bible, during our chapel time. The children pray before each meal time and during chapel time.
We provide a healthy happy environment where children may have the opportunity to explore and experiment with materials provided in a relaxed atmosphere. We help each child to discover the nature of his environment by providing as many firsthand experiences as possible. We accept each child as a unique individual, letting him develop at his own rate of maturity. We help each child enjoy the feeling of satisfaction of achievement in his daily work through process and not product. We help to develop a child's growth socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
We offer the child readiness activities in language development, math, art, science, literature, dramatic play, music, and movement education that will better prepare him for a happier adjustment in kindergarten.
Welcome to the "Wonderful World of Sunshine"! We at Sunshine Tree feel there is no greater privilege in all the world than molding young lives in those early years. For this reason, our staff looks with great excitement and anticipation toward this year. We pledge ourselves to making this a "home-away-from-home" where trained, loving personnel aim to make each day of your child's life one of growth and beauty. Much emphasis is placed on a strong home-school relationship. This helps to insure a happy experience for your child.
A typical day at Sunshine Tree will find your child involved in a variety of healthy activities. These activities include quiet social times with games, puzzles, and learning table toys. At 9:00 a.m. we begin our pre-school work. We will learn our phonics, numbers, colors, alphabet, and much more. we may then move to painting, crafts or the outdoor playground. From time to time, we will take field trips, have puppet productions, films, programs, and special guests.
Everyday at 10:00 a.m. we will be holding a Chapel Service (Bible story time.) This will include singing and acting out general Bible stories.
We hope you are excited about enrolling your little one at Sunshine Tree because we are excited about sharing our world with you.
Sunshine Tree Daycare is licensed by the State of Minnesota and is in compliance with the regulations of the State Welfare Department. We are licensed for 63 children. This includes 4 infants, 7 toddlers, 37 pre-schoolers and 15 school agers. We are licensed for children in the age category of 6 weeks thru 6 years.
The sample schedule to the right is an example of how a typical day at SunshineTree is structured.