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Preschool class performs Three Billy Goats Gruff

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Slider Images, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Under the direction of teachers Barb Hall and Elizabeth Hoover, Sunshine Corners’ Preschool class took to the stage to perform their own version of Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Wearing masks, the six billy goats and the three trolls performed for their families and friends for an unforgettable performance.

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Firetruck visits Sunshine Corners for Fire Safety Week

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Slider Images, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The children at Sunshine Corners were visited by two firefighters from the Strasburg Fire Company and their engine.  In an effort to extend the activities and lessons the children have been doing in the classroom, the firefighters discussed fire safety with the children and gave them the chance to sit in the fire truck.

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Fall fun and learning at Sunshine Corners

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Slider Images, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The classrooms at Sunshine Corners have been very busy with fall themed activities.  The children have been busy with a variety of activities including carving pumpkins, making orange play dough and pumpkin pies and collecting & counting leaves.  The age appropriate lessons are based on the PA Early Learning Standards.

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2015 Book Fair-Saturday November 21st

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Slider Images, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please join us on Saturday November 22nd for our annual Book Fair at Barnes and Noble from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The children will take the stage to perform songs and we will have special readers throughout the day.  Sunshine Corners will receive a portion of all sales that day and from internet sales in the days surrounding the book fair.  Please plan to join us!

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Sunshine Corners Book Fair…Saturday November 22nd

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sunshine Corners is holding its third annual Book Fair at Barnes and Noble this Saturday, November 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  There will be crafts, story book readers and the children will sing on the stage at 11:00 a.m.  Wishlists books for all the classrooms at Sunshine Corners will be available so items can be purchased as gifts for the holidays or to support the learning in the classes at Sunshine Corners.  The non-profit child care center will receive a portion of all sales when Sunshine Corners is mentioned at check out or if books are ordered online.  There is a code to mention for in-store and on-line purchases. Look at the flyer for this information.    We hope to see many families, past and present at the book fair.

BookFair Flyer with Vouchers – SC 2014

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Fire truck Visits for Fire Safety Week

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The children at Sunshine Corners were visited by the Strasburg Fire Company in celebration of Fire Safety Week.  To support the educational activities happening in the classroom, the firefighters came to show their fire truck and talk about fire safety with the children.  The children had the opportunity to see a firefighter put on all his gear, to climb on the fire truck, try on a helmet and squirt the fire hose all while learning about 911, fire drills and stop, drop and roll.

 

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Prekindergarten’s Bubble Fun…get the recipe here

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

 

 

Sunshine Corners' Bubble Fun

Sunshine Corners’ Bubble Fun

The children in Sunshine Corners’ prekindergarten class mixed up their own bubble solution and have been having been enjoying the fun of bubbles.  They took their mixed outside and used big wands to create large bubbles.  They had fun making bubbles of all sizes to send to the sky.  They had the opportunity for bubble play in the classroom when Miss Beth coated the table with soapy water, gave each child their own cup of solution and a straw.  They quickly got busy blowing bubbles tight there on the table. They had big bubbles, piles of bubbles, bubbles inside of each other and all kinds of fun!  On another day, they used empty bottle with no lids, attached a sock with a rubber band and blew through the top to make bubble snakes!  So cool!

Recipe:

1 cup of Dawn dish detergent

gallon of water

3 tablespoons corn syrup

Fill  the gallon jug 3/4 with water.  Add the Dawn dish soap and corn syrup then gently stir (so as not to create many bubbles while mixing). Enjoy!

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We’re All Special Disabilities Program

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The children at Sunshine Corners participated in Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center’s We’re All Special program.  A representative from Schreiber came to visit the children and teach them about children with disabilities.  They shared a video, pictures and other information with our toddlers and preschoolers.  The children also had the opportunity to try some of the same equipment that the children with disabilities use. In addition to the visit from Schreiber, all of the children in the center participated in the We’re All Special hop-a-thon.  Each child hopped for 3 minutes recording the number of hops then collected pledges and donations based on that number.  When each classroom hopped, they were paired with another group of children, fun music was played and the hopping ensued!  Even our babies hopped in their jumper seats!  It was a fun time for everyone! This partnership with Schreiber Pediatric Rehab center allows the children the opportunity to see into the world of children who may look different but teach them that they want to be just like them!  It also gives the children a chance to learn a lesson about giving to others.  A total of $876.10 was donated to help the children at the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center.

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Colors of Fall

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We love our little sunshines, here is a cute little photo of the coats hanging on our clothes rack.  Sunshine Corners encourages the children at our child care center to become more independent.  We try to teach a special way for children to flip their jacket over their head to put it on or have a special bin for shoes at nap time or provide guidance when toddlers are first learning to use silverware.  Sunshine Corners hope this independence leads to stronger life skills and more success in school.

Welcome

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to the new Sunshine Corners Website. We hope you take a few moments to review the pages within and learn more about who we are and what we do.  Our philosophy is to teach children through new experiences.  Every day children have the opportunity to learn new skills, practice those already learned and discover new ways to enhance their lives.  Our professional staff working in a low staff to child ratio have the opportunity to get to know each child and try to meet their needs as a group and individually.