Video Monitored Classrooms
Our director observes the activity in each classroom via our internal monitoring system to ensure that our policies and procedures are being practiced. Teachers and caregivers at A Sunny Start Preschool continuously supervise every child throughout the entire facility.
Strict Safety Policies
Your child’s safety is our highest priority, and we’ve invested in state-of-the-art technology to ensure that A Sunny Start Preschool is safe and secure. Our coded entry is the hallmark of our security system. All parents use a fingerprint scanner which enables entry. All unfamiliar visitors must show a picture ID – even those authorized to pick up a child. Any unauthorized visitors are not allowed inside. Our security standards are rigorous and strictly enforced.
At A Sunny Start Preschool, we utilize a state of the art child care management software program to insure the safety of children and staff, streamline required paperwork, track children and families, assure accurate attendance records, and process tuition and fees. One unique feature of our management software system is the Photo Gallery. Upon enrollment, we will ask for photos of each child, parent, authorized pick up person, and emergency contact person designated by the parents. These photos are stored in our system and can be pulled up on the computer for verification in order to protect you and your family. This system insures that no child is ever released to the wrong person.
Fire and emergency drills are scheduled on a regular basis. Even our outdoor play areas are designed with safety in mind. Our playgrounds are fenced and secure with no outside entry. Our location is not flanked by any major roads, providing an even safer playground experience away from street traffic.
Open Door Policy
We have an "open door” policy at A Sunny Start Preschool. Parents may visit their children in our facilities any time they wish. We do ask parents who plan to visit their children frequently to follow the classroom routine, to avoid disturbing classroom schedules and activities. If you wish to meet with the Director or a staff member, please make an appointment so that arrangements can be made. A Sunny Start Preschool appreciates parents’ valuable input on the care of their children, and encourages parent participation. Parents can visit as much or as little as their schedules (and children) will allow.
Bilingual, Certified Teachers
A Sunny Start Preschool’s vision is to provide children with high quality excellence in learning and childhood experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. Our capable team brings a wide range of experience, training, and culture to the center. In keeping with our commitment to high quality early education, all staff participates in ongoing training to further develop their skills and knowledge. We also work closely with childcare industry professionals in order to achieve excellence in high quality care.
A Sunny Start Preschool is a Certified VPK Provider. Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter school. If you have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program.
School Readiness (CDS)
A Sunny Start Preschool participates in the State of Florida’s School Readiness Program. The School Readiness program offers qualified parents financial assistance for child care through a variety of services. The school readiness program provides a developmental screening for children and referrals to specific health and educational specialists. The goal of School Readiness is to provide safe, healthy, and readiness enriched environments that support children and their families so they will enter kindergarten ready to learn. For more information, please visit the School Readiness website.
USDA Healthy Food Program
The USDA’s Child Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for families. At A Sunny Start Preschool we participate in the Food Program as part of our commitment to provide healthy and delicious meals and snacks to all of our students.
We provide balanced meals for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Our catered meals rotate through a Peanut Free Menu which is available on our resources page. We work with families to support any special diets or food allergies that children may have. Soy Milk is available as an alternative to regular milk.
Organic options are available upon request.