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Sonshine Preschool has served the Fillmore community for over 40 years. Admission is open to all children of the community.

Preschool Director

Joanna Van Why

joanna@fccfillmore.com

Staff

Teacher

Martha Cobain

Team Teacher

Diana Jimenez

Team Teacher

Aviana Ramirez

Team Teacher

Liz Magana

Team Teacher

Celeste Aguilera

Mission: We are committed to provide a high quality Christian faith-based preschool education for the people of Faith Community Church and the Fillmore area of Ventura County.

Philosophy: We believe children are a gift of God, created in His image, and they grow in knowledge and stature. We understand that the preschool years are a critical time for development. Thus we are committed to provide a rich environment with a wide range of stimulating activities which nurture the child spiritually, cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. We believe in the importance of active hands-on and play based learning for children. We believe each child is a unique God created individual, growing and developing according to his/her God-given internal developmental timetable. We are strongly committed to celebrate the individuality of each child, while demonstrating God’s love to each individually and all collectively.

Curriculum: All methods and curriculum are taught using developmentally appropriate practices (DAP.) The learning environment will allow children to feel a sense of wonder and curiosity. Such methods as exploration, manipulation of objects, physical play and dramatic play are the primary ways of reaching our educational goals. In the adult world substitute the word work for play. Play is a child’s work and is how a child learns best about his/her world. Four year old students will use the ABEKA curriculum which is traditional education developed with a Christian perspective.

Spiritual: Our desire is to introduce children to God the Father, Jesus (God’s Son) and the Holy Spirit through Bible stories, prayer, and practical application of the Bible. We talk about God as a loving Father, Jesus as the Son of God and the Holy Spirit as the comforter in their lives. When they have a strong sense of who they are and that they are loved by God - they will be able to soar in all areas.

Bible time, memorization, praise songs, prayer and chapel is also part of our curriculum helping children learn who God is and how much He loves them.

Cognitive: By providing hands-on learning we will create opportunities in language, pre-math, pre-reading and the basic skills a child needs for future education and life, thus the pre school experience.

Science: We offer science, in which children extend interest and understanding by investigating, experimenting and discovering the world God created.

Social: By providing an educational setting and experiences where children can learn to share, cooperate, show respect for others and make appropriate decisions, guided by a loving, caring staff who set an example - they will learn how to act in society.

Emotional: By helping children feel loved, secure and valuable. A by guiding them to express feelings in acceptable ways we provide an environment where every child is welcome, respected, valued and honored.

Physical: By encouraging development of large and small muscle coordination using age appropriate and developmentally appropriate equipment with activities that are safe and fun. Through outside play and planned activities children will develop large motor skills.

From all these experiences preschoolers will learn how to play productively with other children, move toward independence, develop skills in communication and begin to know God.

Sonshine Preschool
Child Care Program

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Why choose us:

  • Open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Full Day, Six Hour Stay and Hourly programs available

  • Early drop off/Late pick up (for those days you need extra time)

  • Preschool hours are included

  • Qualified, experienced staff

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SIX HOUR DAY
Five Days $600.00
Four Days $515.00

Three Days $420.00

Two Days $280.00

FULL DAY

Five Days $770.00

Four Days $650.00

Three Days $ 520.00

Two Days $410.00

ADDITIONAL DAY

MUST BE APPROVED WITH SPACE PERMITTING

PRESCHOOL :    $22.00

FULL DAY:          $38.00

SIX HOUR DAY:   $28.00

EXTRA HOUR:      $8.00

Dates Closed: Summer Break, Labor Day, Fall Break, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving week, Christmas Break, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Presidents Day, Good Friday + Easter (Monday), Spring Break & Memorial Day PM Child Care Closed: December 18, May 26.

**Child Care will close at 3:00 PM on Halloween to prepare for Harvest Festival.

*Morning snack provided before preschool hours

*Afternoon snack provided after nap

Lunch: Every student remaining past preschool program hours (12:00 noon) must bring a healthy lunch to school.  Each child must have a clean lunch container.  Please add an ice pack for perishable food.  The school does not have adequate refrigerator space to store student lunches.  Sonshine Preschool may provide juice or water for students at lunch time.  Simple warm-ups may be allowed if microwave is available.  No cooking.  Please refer to parent handbook for guidelines.

Nap: Every student remaining past preschool program hours (12:00 noon) must provide a fitted crib sheet and blanket stored in a personal zipped pack for naptime.  Pack must be large enough to keep all personal napping items sealed and separated.  This includes pillow and plush toy.  Parents are required to launder and return nap items on a weekly basis.  If your child attends past 1:00 pm he/she is required to nap and must have nap items.  If listed personal items are not at school you will be called to pick-up your child before nap time or bring the bedding to school before 12:30.  Napping sheets can be purchased for $10.00 and are preferred as they best fit the mat.

SONSHINE PRESCHOOL
PARENT/CENTER AGREEMENT 2020-2021

1. Admission: Admission to Sonshine Preschool is open to all children of the community.  Children must be at least 2 years of age to be enrolled.  The child must be toilet trained. Disposable training pants are prohibited.

2. Requirements for Admission:
*Registration includes "Smart Tuition" fee for electronic tuition collection

Book Fee of $50.00 for 4K program or PK program

Student information forms completed, signed and returned

1. Copy of immunization card with all requirements  met

2. Physician's Report signed by licensed physician (LIC 701)

3. Identification and Emergency Information Form (LIC 700)

4. Permission Slip (for walks, field trips)

5. Consent for Medical Treatment ( LIC 627)

6. Preadmission Health History - Parent's Report (LIC 702)

7. Parent/Center Agreement

8. Smart Tuition agreement form

9. Acknowledgment:

   1. Notification of Parent's Rights (LIC 995)

   2. Personal Rights Form (LIC 613A)

10. Getting Acquainted Form

11. Library Contract

12. Copy of birth certificate.

As a non-profit organization our budget is based on student tuition with a ratio of approximately 18 students per day per teaching team.  The budget is considered on a program basis with no deductions for holidays or breaks.  Payment is due monthly on or before the fifteenth as set forth through Smart Tuition.   Our late fee combined with Smart Tuition late fee is $50.00 and a $30.00 fee will apply for any failed electronic transaction or dishonored check.  Payments not collected in full will result in dismissal.

We are unable to make refunds or allowances for days missed due to illness or other reasons. 

A two week notice is required to change your child's schedule or drop from the program.

Statements for tax purposes: can be downloaded & printed by logging into your Smart Tuition account.  Faith Community Church/Sonshine Preschool is not responsible for tax statements. Please retain any/all records and receipts.

3. Tuition and Child Care Rates:
Preschool Program
8:30 - 12:00 NOON

FIVE DAYS   $435.00
FOUR DAYS   $390.00
THREE DAYS  $335.00

TWO DAYS  $250.00

4K FOUR YEAR KINDERGARTEN DAP/ABEKA PROGRAM

8:30 - 12:00 NOON

*FIVE DAYS $ 435.00                    

BOOK FEE $50.00

* 5 days required students must be four years of age by 9/2/20

PreK THREE/FOUR YEAR DAP/ABEKA PROGRAM

8:30 - 12:00 NOON

Prefer at least 3 days per week  

Book Fee $50.00

students must be four years of age by 12/2/20 *limited exceptions

TWO/THREE YEAR OLD DAP PROGRAM

8:30 - 12:00 NOON

Minimum 2 days per week 

Toilet Trained

Students must be a least two years of age and toilet trained

CHILD CARE PROGRAM HOURS:  7:00-8:30 AM and 12:00-6:00 PM

CHILD CARE PROGRAM INCLUDES PRESCHOOL HOURS

Students attending extended care must attend preschool.  Preschool hours are included in the fees.

CHILD CARE PROGRAM

4 1/2 TO SIX HOUR DAY

FIVE DAYS $600.00 PER MONTH*

FOUR DAYS  $515.00 PER MONTH*

THREE DAYS $420.00 PER MONTH*

TWO DAYS  $330.00 PER MONTH*

OVER SIX HOURS = FULL DAY

FIVE DAYS $770.00 PER MONTH*

FOUR DAYS $650.00 PER MONTH*

THREE DAYS $520.00 PER MONTH*

TWO DAYS  $410.00 PER MONTH*

ADDITIONAL DAY

MUST BE APPROVED WITH SPACE PERMITTING

PRESCHOOL: $22.00

SIX HOUR DAY: $28.00 

FULL DAY: $38.00

Child Care Hourly Rates: 1 Hour: $8.00
OVER ONE HOUR = 4 1/2 TO 6 HOUR RATE

Dates Closed: Labor Day, Fall Break, Veteran's Day,  Thanksgiving week, Christmas Break,  Martin Luther King Day,  Lincoln Birthday, President's Day, Good Friday + Easter (Monday), Spring Break & Memorial Day

Child Care available only on Preschool Days.
*No PM Child Care on Friday preceding Christmas Break OR on the last day of school in May.

*Child Care will close at 3:00 PM on Halloween in preparation for Harvest Festival.

4.   Fees and Discounts

      Registration Fee - non refundable

ANNUAL: $130.00 includes Smart Tuition Fee

Book Fee

BOOK FEE: 4K PROGRAM $50.00  PK PROGRAM $50.00

Combined Sonshine Preschool and Smart Tuition late fee: $50.00

Late fees are charged if the tuition is not received on or before the 15th of the month.

$30.00 fee will apply for any failed electronic transaction or dishonored check.

Payments not collected in full will result in dismissal.

Late Pick-Up Fees Preschool Program

$8.00 CHARGE BEGINNING AT 12:10

CHILD CARE CHARGES BEGIN AT 1:00

Late Pick-Up Fees child Care Program - Students must be signed out before 6:00 PM

$10.00 FOR THE FIRST 5 MINUTES AFTER 6:00 PM

$ 1.00 FOR EVERY MINUTE ACCUMULATED AFTER THE FIRST 5 MINUTES

LATE FEES ARE DUE ON THE NEXT DAY YOUR CHILD IS TO ATTEND.

Program the preschool phone number into your cell phone - entrances are locked.

Preschool Program ends at 12:00 noon. Students must be signed out by 12:10; (10 minute grace period is given for the preschool program only)

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OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS AUGUST 10TH

ABOUT US

Our mission is to lift up Jesus Christ, equip His people and mobilize them to reach the unchurched. We are located in Fillmore, CA

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ADDRESS

 Address: D St. Campus, 355 D St. 
                  Fillmore, CA 93015

 Phone: (805) 524-5564

 Email: dstoffice@fccfillmore.com

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