Sunflower Montessori and Day Care

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Sunflower Montessori and Day Care 

Program Enhancements

Sunflower Montessori and Day Care incorporates a number of program enhancements to ensure the education and development of each child is well-rounded and comprehensive.

 

Art

At Sunflower Montessori and Day Care, we offer fine arts, performing arts (for Toddlers through Pre-K) and visual arts (Pre-K).

The art program nurtures creativity in each student, building skills and self-confidence through the artistic process. Art instruction is geared toward familiarizing children with how to use art materials and have fun doing so. Projects are seasonal and align with classroom curriculum. Students work with a wide variety of media, learning basic art elements such as color. Our Children’s art and craft work is displayed often on bulletin boards throughout the year and in a yearly art show. 

The visual arts enrichment program focuses on enhancing students’ creative processes and visual perceptions. They are introduced to famous artists from around the world, and their arts are discussed with the teacher and other students.


Music

The goal of Sunflower Montessori and Day Care’s music program is to provide a multi-sensory music environment that provides each student with the opportunity to explore their musical creativity, enhance self-esteem and self-awareness, expand knowledge of music concepts and develop performance skills. Children will engage in group activities as well as Spring and Winter performances to incorporate learned skills into a positive social environment.  

Our Music Teacher Becky Moran, has a deep background in music, including a degree in Music Theraoy and Music Education. Becky is a certified Music Therapist. She loves children, and aims to help them enjoy music, and learn age-appropriate skills in music education.  

 

Physical education

Sunflower Montessori and Day Care’s regular physical education curriculum includes Tai Chi taught Mrs. Shakila Abeywardene who is a certified Tai Chi Instructor of Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute.  Our physical education lessons also includes Moving to Music.


Educational Technology
At Sunflower Montessori and Day Care, children are taught to increase their computer literacy and become prepared for a technology-driven world. Preschoolers will learn to use PCs with educational programs to develop practical computer skills and supplement lessons taught in their classrooms. They will learn how to use carefully selected educational programs independently. 


Spanish

Sunflower Montessori and Day Care recognizes the importance of learning a second language. Learning a new language will give your child a greater understanding of the world we live in. Even by learning a few phrases they will access many fascinating cultures around the world and understand the differences between countries.


Healthy Me

Our Healthy Me program for Preschoolers is developed with the guidance and resources of USDA. Preschoolers will learn about healthy nutrition and physical activity choices, learn about the good things food does for our bodies and develop positive eating habits that will last a lifetime. Fun, hands-on nutrition and tasting activities will help our Preschoolers understand simple nutrition concepts, develop children's cleanliness skills and provide a variety of cooking and tasting experiences.

Our lesson will also include growing a vegetable garden in Spring where the Preschoolers will learn how to care for plants.


External Enhancements


We offer Tae-Kwan-Do as external enhancements in collaboration with ATA Martial Arts of Burnsville. This enhancement class is designed to develop courtesy, respect, listening skills while having fun learning new skills. Classes are offered once per week for thirty minutes. Tuition is based on “per session" and a session would last 10 weeks costing $115.00. At the end of each session a graduation will be held where the students will demonstrate what they have learned and graduate to the next belt level.