Sonshine Corner Nursery School is an early childhood center for 3 and 4 year olds. The school serves families in and around the Greater Houlton area. Our program is designed to give your child a positive Christian learning environment. Academic, social, emotional, and motor skills are addressed in a play based, teacher directed curriculum.
The staff of SCNS include Leanne Chamberlain (Director), Dakota Kennedy and Shelley Miller (Assistant Teachers). The school is run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am to 11:00am. Parents are able to choose whether they would like to send their child to the 2 day, or the 3 day program. The cost is $80 per month for the two day, $120 a month for the 3 day.
Some of the activities we include are circle time (daily), which focuses on learning the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, alphabet and letter sounds, months of the year, days of the week, and name recognition -- both their own and those of their classmates. We learn how to trace, use scissors, begin to write our letters, and many other fun activities.
We have many special days throughout the year, and enjoy celebrating all the different holidays with parties! We go on several field trips through the year as well, including trips to an Alpaca Farm, Pumpkin Patch, dentist office, police/fire station, grocery store, and library. We also visit and sing at nursing homes during the holiday season. These are fun for the students, they really enjoy getting out and learning about new places!
Nursery school is a great way to introduce your child to a school type setting before they actually begin Pre-K or Kindergarten. The structure, routine, socialization and skills they acquire benefit them greatly, not to mention the great time they have while learning!