Our Mission Statement is very important to us and a vital part of how we structure our daily activities. It is as follows: “Son” Shine Learning Center Weekday Preschool is a mission of First Baptist Church. We are committed to providing children with a safe and nurturing environment while guiding them to a strong sense of self and gentle Christian conscience through creative arts, music and age appropriate curriculum.
At the very core of this preschool program is a desire to see each child grow in their understanding of how they are loved and valued by God. It is our goal to strengthen what you, as parents, have begun by helping your child find joy and peace in experiencing God’s love.
Our curriculum offers a wide variety of activities to broaden each child’s creativity. Our classrooms are large which allow each student the opportunity to make choices, explore with their whole bodies and learn through play. We provide chances to work alone or work in a group, indoor and outdoor activities, active and quiet moments, and listening and talking opportunities, and music and computer classes. We also explore Bible stories which strengthen our understanding of patience, friendship and kindness. This time in your child’s life is so precious and so full of wonderful learning opportunities. This is an exciting time and we invite you to consider sharing these early years with us at “Son” Shine Learning Center. I am proud to be a part of this preschool community and I look forward to speaking with you.
You can reach me at the “Son”Shine Learning Center office at 540-662-1071.
In His service,
Phone: (540) 662-1071
Fax: (540) 662-7947
Enrollment & Registration Information
Registration Letter and Fees Schedule for 2016/2017
SLC Calendar 2015/2016
SLC Registration Checklist 2016/2017
Emergency and Health Form 2016/2017
SLC Handbook with Immunization Change
Phone Directory 2016/2017
Photo Release 2016/2017
Substitute Application 2016/2017
Enrollment is open to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Class offerings are dependent on the child’s age as of September 30th of the current school year.
The Nursery will continue to be for infants/toddlers who will be under the age of two years by September 30, 2016. The Nursery students will meet on Tues/Thurs., Mon/Wed/Fri or a Monday-Friday combination. If your needs are outside of these choices, please see Sherry. One day, two day, three day, four day and five day options are available to Nursery students only.
Two Year Old Class will consist of children who will be two years of age by September 30, 2016. Please select a Tues/Thurs, a Mon/Wed/Fri, or a Monday-Friday combination. Children in this class will not be required to be potty trained.
Three Year Old Class will consist of children who will be three years of age by September 30, 2016 Please select a Tues/Thurs, a Mon/Wed/Fri, or a Monday-Friday combination. Children in this class will be required to be fully potty trained.
Four Year Old Class will consist of children who will be four years of age by September 30, 2016. This Four Year Old class will meet Monday-Friday.
Four Year Old Class-will consist of children who will be four years of age by September 30, 2016. This class will meet Monday through Thursday.
Pre-K Class (Five years of age by November 30, 2016 or at the direction of the preschool director) will meet Monday-Friday. This class will accept no more than ten (10) children. If you feel like your child is not ready for the Kindergarten experience, please let me know as soon as possible. Because of the limited number of preschools in the area that provide this learning opportunity, this class fills very quickly.
Our school year is September through May.
Arrival begins each morning at 9:00 a.m. for all students and dismissal is at 1:00 p.m.
Childhood Development Milestones
Below you will find information from the CDC regarding Child Development Milestones. Please review the milestones for your child by clicking the links below. They will redirect you to the CDC website.
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:
Click here to: Download the milestone checklists
Important link to review: Learn the Signs. Act Early.
“Son”Shine Learning Center Closing and Delay Policy
The SLC follows the Frederick County Public Schools delays and closings. If FCPS are delayed 1 hour, the SLC will be delayed 1 hour and will close at 2:00pm. If FCPS are delayed 2 hours, the SLC will be delayed 2 hours and will close at 2:00pm. The SLC will also post its closing or delay on the 1400AM or 92.5FM radio stations.