Welcome to Sonshine Street
Preschool & Child Care Centre
About the Preschool
Sonshine Street Preschool and Child Care Centre has been operating in the South Langley area since 1986. We are owned & operated by South Langley Church. We are a "Not for Profit" centre and as such are able to put all fees back into the operation & equipping of our school.
Our philosophy at Sonshine Street is to provide an environment where children can reach their optimum potential to learn and grow in a safe and caring place. We realize this is an essential time for developing social skills that will benefit a child for life, and we arrange our program to best enable these skills to develop. Our experienced staff helps each individual child, regardless of ability, to develop friendships and caring attitudes toward their peers.
The staff members at Sonshine Street have completed their Early Childhood Education courses and are very experienced in the field. They are always expanding their education and take advantage of the many workshops, conferences and course offered to them throughout the year. They have their First-Aid certificates, Food Safe certificates and have had criminal record checks. We often have student teachers from Langley College Working in our centre and these too, have had criminal record checks.
Students of Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education Colleges recognizes Sonshine Street as a quality centre and sends Early Childhood Education students to us for their practicums. We are thrilled to have these students work along side us and feel they enrich our program.tracy teaching
Over the years we have had many children at Sonshine Street requiring extra support. Our facility is wheelchair accessible and we have enjoyed working along side the experts at the Langley Child Development Centre to offer children that require extra support the same opportunities as the other children that come to us. Both adults and children have benefited from these experiences.
One of our main goals is to foster a good self-esteem in each child and we help them to develop confidence to speak in front of the whole group regularly. Our drama and literature emphasis gives many fun opportunities for the children to act out stories. This helps with speech, language and a love of literature and also helps us all learn to be respectful of others regardless of their abilities.
Science is another important part of our program here at Sonshine Street and we regularly enjoy “Science Weeks” when we experiment with messy, bubbly and sometimes loud ingredients!! We learn about insects and reptiles and try to have “hands-on” experiences. We also have included the popular “Fun Family Phonics” program in our 4-year-old classes in order to help the children learn the basics essential for successful reading and to prepare for Kindergarten.
Our preschool is equipped with a wide variety of toys that help develop pre-math skills, fine motor development, hand-eye co-ordination and generally foster inquisitiveness and promote learning. Each day there are opportunities for creativity in a completely unstructured area where children can enjoy a variety of materials according to their own imagination.
We also have opportunities to create in a more structured area where we supply materials and ideas according to the themes we are working on. Throughout the year we work on themes such as, The Five Senses, Transportation, Occupations, Musical Instruments, Reptiles, Insects, Nutrition, Ocean, Farms, Safety, Seasons & Holidays. We are very fortunate to have access to a gym in our building where we can enjoy gross-motor activities on those rainy days.
Fees & Registration
Contact us today to register your child or to find out more about our availability and fees.
About the Child Care Centre
Young children from birth to three years of age require a nurturing safe and secure environment and at Sonshine Street we will aim to provide this for them.
Play is the medium for basic learning in the preschool child. Here at Sonshine Street we endeavor to provide the child with the best opportunity for this learning to take place.
Contact us today to find out more.
Our location at South Langley Church (20098 22 Ave, Langley) provides a comfortable and safe place for kids to learn, play and grow. With great teachers, an outdoor park, gym, and plenty of rooms, your child will feel right at home here.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. Mon, Wed 9:15-1:15p.m. + Fri, 9:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday | 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday | 9:15 – 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday | 11:45 – 2:15p.m.
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Please phone the centre by 9:30am
if your child will not be attending