Sonshine Preschool is a child-oriented school. Preschool children learn through creative play, firsthand experiences, and through the use of a variety of materials, both indoors and out. We provide a safe environment where children are encouraged to make friends, become independent, develop self-esteem, develop self-control and make good choices.
Our program provides opportunities for children to become better acquainted with the fascinating world around them. In an unhurried and emotionally safe atmosphere, they have time to explore materials, nature, and relationships with children and adults.
Our learning activities are integrated into delightfully directed days:
- Creative Art
- Music & Movement
- Block, Puzzles
- Imaginative Play
- Math, Science, Literature
- Outdoor Exploration
- Sand & Water Play
- Riding, Climbing, Running
- Field Trips & Special Visitors
Sonshine Preschool is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services and is periodically inspected by a licensing agent. Our facility license is #561702583.
Sonshine Preschool is a non-profit school, not restricted by racial or national origin, nor religious preference.
At Sonshine Preschool, our goal is to create an environment that reflects God’s love and character through the warmth, understanding, and Christian conviction of each teacher. Music, Bible stories, and day-to-day activities will give children the opportunity to experience the basic belief to “love God and one another.” Our staff seeks to satisfy and develop the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, social and creative needs of each child through our love and supportive behavior.
Our staff seeks to satisfy and develop the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, social and creative needs of each child through our love and supportive behavior.
How We Got Started
Sonshine Preschool was established in 1983 and continues to be a vital part of Orchard Community Church’s ministry to children and families. Upon completion of a church remodeling and new buildings project, the preschool moved to new classrooms on November 1, 1999. Capable, caring teachers have led children in our loving and creative environment for over 30 years.
Sonshine Preschool Staff
|Office Manager/Bookkeeper||Phyllis McGrath|
|Two-Year-Old Teacher||Lisa Bondy|
|Two-Year-Old Aid (MWF)||Bev Dubransky|
|Two-Year-Old Aid (T/TH)||Ashley Gibson|
|Flamingos Teacher||Resee Jones|
|Hummingbirds Teacher||Maria Chambers|
|Finches Teacher (MWF)
|Finches Teacher (T/TH)
|Blue Jays Teacher||Lou Purdy|
|Owls Teacher||Elisa Takaya|
|Outside Teacher’s Aide||Tiffany Barnhart|
Sonshine Preschool Board
|Sonshine Preschool Director||Annette Walters|
|Staff/Board Liaisons||Sandy Darrow|
|Fundraising Coordinator||Emily Walls|
|Church Elder Representatives||David Pels|