At Sunbeam Children's Center, we provide Day Care and Preschool programs for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years old. To discover more information please click on the program below.

The environment in which all the children at the Sunbeam Children's Center of STUMC learn will be one of unconditional love, support, and respect to help them grow socially, intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The curriculum used at our school is letter and number based as well as theme based according to what is age appropriate. The lead teachers of all classes submit lesson plans monthly to the office for review.

Day Care Classes Offered

Sunbeam Children's Center offers Day Care from 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Monday - Friday, for children 6 weeks to 4 years old. Please click on the program below to learn more about the curriculm and pricing for each age level. 

Day Care for Infants - 6 weeks until walking

At the Sunbeam Children’s Center we strive to meet the specific needs of each baby in a variety of ways. Each baby is held, talked to, read to, and sung to by loving, nurturing staff members. Our schedule also offers ample “tummy time” and opportunities for playing and learning with other babies. A variety of age appropriate toys for both younger and older infants is always available for the babies to explore. The babies in our care are also introduced to simple Bible stories. 

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Infant

Day Care for Pre-Toddlers - in the early stages of walking

The Pre-Toddler class is available as needed for children who are in the early stages of walking. This class is a transition class from the Infant Room to the Toddler class. The children transition to eating at a table, sleeping on cots, and drinking solely from a sippy cup (no bottles). In this class, the children learn to follow a planned schedule with snack time, outdoor play time, lunch time, nap time, and activity time. The children in the class are introduced to simple structured time including some table activities and more organized play. The children continue to enjoy being read to, sung to, and cuddled in this class. They also are read simple Bible stories and introduced to simple Bible songs.

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Pre-Toddlers

Day Care for Toddlers - must be walking

We recognize that toddlers still require schedules that are individualized to their specific needs, but toddlers are also ready for more "structure" in their daily routines. Our toddler teachers continue to talk, read, and sing with each child, but also begin introducing activities within a group setting. In addition, our toddlers' schedule offers ample opportunity to learn through playing and exploring. We offer a wide variety of activities that aid in language development and gross and fine motor skills. The toddlers are briefly introduced to the colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and various themes through a variety of activities. Our toddlers also enjoy a weekly Bible story and related art project shared by our Director or other staff members.

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Toddler

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Day Care for 2 Year Olds
Must be 2 years old by September 30, 2015 

Our curriculum for two's, three's and four's is letter and number based, theme based, and Bible based. It includes age appropriate reading, writing and math readiness, and social interaction activities aimed to provide the children with many educational opportunities that will prepare each child for the next educational level.

They will be provided with opportunities to:

  • learn to share, work, play, and get along with other children
  • learn discipline and self-control
  • learn to follow instructions and to finish work
  • learn to express ideas and feelings in acceptable ways
  • learn to accept responsibility for their actions
  • develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills (including recognition of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers with encouragement to use correct strokes when writing letters and numbers)
  • learn good health habits
  • learn to independently take care of self
  • develop an awareness and appreciation for God's world
  • learn age-appropriate Bible based truths to nurture them in developing faith in Jesus Christ.

Specific to our two year old classes, the children encounter the introduction of the letters, numbers, colors and shapes in various fun ways. More activities are presented in a structured, teacher-directed format. Development of social skills through play and independence is a main emphasize of our two year old program. Concentrating on potty training occurs the latter half of the year. 

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2 Year Olds

Day Care for 3 Year Olds
Must be 3 years old by September 30, 2015 and potty trained

Our curriculum for two's, three's and four's is letter and number based, theme based, and Bible based. It includes age appropriate reading, writing and math readiness, and social interaction activities aimed to provide the children with many educational opportunities that will prepare each child for the next educational level.

They will be provided with opportunities to:

  • learn to share, work, play, and get along with other children
  • learn discipline and self-control
  • learn to follow instructions and to finish work
  • learn to express ideas and feelings in acceptable ways
  • learn to accept responsibility for their actions
  • develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills (including recognition of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers with encouragement to use correct strokes when writing letters and numbers)
  • learn good health habits
  • learn to independently take care of self
  • develop an awareness and appreciation for God's world
  • learn age-appropriate Bible based truths to nurture them in developing faith in Jesus Christ.

Specific to our three year old classes, the children learn a new letter of the alphabet each week through teacher-directed activities, worksheets and art activities. In our three year old class, the children concentrate on recognizing and counting numbers 1-10. The continued development of social skills and independence is encouraged through daily activities. The three year old curriculum includes monthly classes in Music, Computer Lab and Spanish.

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3 Year Olds

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Day Care for 4 Year Olds
Must be 4 years old by September 30, 2015 and potty trained

Our curriculum for two's, three's and four's is letter and number based, theme based, and Bible based. It includes age appropriate reading, writing and math readiness, and social interaction activities aimed to provide the children with many educational opportunities that will prepare each child for the next educational level.

They will be provided with opportunities to:

  • learn to share, work, play, and get along with other children
  • learn discipline and self-control
  • learn to follow instructions and to finish work
  • learn to express ideas and feelings in acceptable ways
  • learn to accept responsibility for their actions
  • develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills (including recognition of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers with encouragement to use correct strokes when writing letters and numbers)
  • learn good health habits
  • learn to independently take care of self
  • develop an awareness and appreciation for God's world
  • learn age-appropriate Bible based truths to nurture them in developing faith in Jesus Christ.

Specific to our four year old classes, writing the letters, numbers and his/her name is part of the curriculum. The children are introduced to the sounds of each letter. Counting and recognizing numbers 1-20 are the emphasize of the four year old program. The four year old curriculum includes monthly classes in Music, Computer Lab and Spanish. The overall goal for our four year olds is to be prepared for Kindergarten.

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4 Year Olds

The following ratios apply for the day care programs within the Sunbeam Children's Center of STUMC in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia licensing standards:

  • 6 Weeks to 24 Months - 1 caregiver per 4 children enrolled
  • 2 Year Old Classes – 1 caregiver per 7 children enrolled
  • 3 Year Old Classes – 1 caregiver per 10 children enrolled
  • 4 Year Old Classes – 1 caregiver per 10 children enrolled

Floating aides are available to assist in all classes.

Preschool Classes Offered

Sunbeam Children's Center offers Preschool classes from 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM, for children 2 to 4 years old. Please click on the program below to learn more about the curriculm and pricing for each age level.

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Preschool for 2-3 Year Olds
Must be 2-3 years old by September 30, 2015

Our curriculum for two's, three's and four's is letter and number based, theme based, and Bible based. It includes age appropriate reading, writing and math readiness, and social interaction activities aimed to provide the children with many educational opportunities that will prepare each child for the next educational level.

They will be provided with opportunities to:

  • learn to share, work, play, and get along with other children
  • learn discipline and self-control
  • learn to follow instructions and to finish work
  • learn to express ideas and feelings in acceptable ways
  • learn to accept responsibility for their actions
  • develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills (including recognition of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers with encouragement to use correct strokes when writing letters and numbers)
  • learn good health habits
  • learn to independently take care of self
  • develop an awareness and appreciation for God's world
  • learn age-appropriate Bible based truths to nurture them in developing faith in Jesus Christ.

Since this is usually the child’s first experience in a school type setting, the children are introduced to following school rules and a schedule. The class offers the children ample playtime for developing social skills as well as some structured time, such as circle time and teacher-directed art activities related to the letter, number or theme of the week. The teacher works with the children on potty training if needed the latter half of year. 

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2-3 Year Olds

Preschool for 3 Year Olds
Must be 3 years old by September 30, 2015 and potty trained

Our curriculum for two's, three's and four's is letter and number based, theme based, and Bible based. It includes age appropriate reading, writing and math readiness, and social interaction activities aimed to provide the children with many educational opportunities that will prepare each child for the next educational level.

They will be provided with opportunities to:

  • learn to share, work, play, and get along with other children
  • learn discipline and self-control
  • learn to follow instructions and to finish work
  • learn to express ideas and feelings in acceptable ways
  • learn to accept responsibility for their actions
  • develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills (including recognition of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers with encouragement to use correct strokes when writing letters and numbers)
  • learn good health habits
  • learn to independently take care of self
  • develop an awareness and appreciation for God's world
  • learn age-appropriate Bible based truths to nurture them in developing faith in Jesus Christ.

Specific to our three year old classes, the children learn a new letter of the alphabet each week through teacher-directed activities, worksheets and art activities. In our three year old class, the children concentrate on recognizing and counting numbers 1-10. The continued development of social skills and independence is encouraged through daily activities. The three year old curriculum includes monthly classes in Music, Computer Lab and Spanish.

 > See program pricing

3 Year Olds

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Preschool for 4 Year Olds
Must be 4 years old by September 30, 2015 and potty trained

Our curriculum for two's, three's and four's is letter and number based, theme based, and Bible based. It includes age appropriate reading, writing and math readiness, and social interaction activities aimed to provide the children with many educational opportunities that will prepare each child for the next educational level.

They will be provided with opportunities to:

  • learn to share, work, play, and get along with other children
  • learn discipline and self-control
  • learn to follow instructions and to finish work
  • learn to express ideas and feelings in acceptable ways
  • learn to accept responsibility for their actions
  • develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills (including recognition of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers with encouragement to use correct strokes when writing letters and numbers)
  • learn good health habits
  • learn to independently take care of self
  • develop an awareness and appreciation for God's world
  • learn age-appropriate Bible based truths to nurture them in developing faith in Jesus Christ.

Specific to our four year old classes, writing the letters, numbers and his/her name is part of the curriculum. The children are introduced to the sounds of each letter. Counting and recognizing numbers 1-20 are the emphasize of the four year old program. The four year old curriculum includes monthly classes in Music, Computer Lab and Spanish. The overall goal for our four year olds is to be prepared for Kindergarten.

 > See program pricing

4 Year Olds

The following ratios apply for the preschool programs within the Sunbeam Children's Center of STUMC in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia licensing standards:

  • 2-3 Year Old 2-day Classes – 1 caregiver per 8 children enrolled
    • 2 day class, M/W or T/TH
  • 3 Year Old Classes – 1 caregiver per 10 children enrolled
    • 3 day class (M,W,F)
  • 4 Year Old Classes – 1 caregiver per 10 children enrolled
    • 3 day class (M,W,F)
    • 5 day class (M – F)

Floating aides are available to assist in all classes.

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