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The Sunny StartDifference

A Sunny Start Preschool is unique among preschools in our area. Here are some of the things that set us apart:

  • Parent Communication App! Receive Daily Update Reports and Pictures On Your Phone!
  • We offer Organic Milk with all meals
  • Secure Check In with Biometric Fingerprint System
  • School Wide iPad Integration and Computer Lab
  • Fully Certified, Nurturing Staff
  • Ultra Clean Facility
  • Hands on Approach to Learning
  • Ongoing Assessment for all Students
  • Advanced Curriculum, Our School Readiness Rate is 100!
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Three Year Old Program

The PK3A Program at A Sunny Start Preschool is a literacy rich program that has been designed to give our students a superior academic base. Through the use of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool children are enabled to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. The students are encouraged to use their thought process to solve everyday occurrences in the classroom. Teachers give students the opportunity to elaborate and explain their ideas, opinions, thoughts, predictions, needs, works of art, and actions. They are also constantly presenting them with questions and situations that enable them to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Program Highlights

Learning how to write my name in preschool!Handwriting
  • Pencils are used for beginning handwriting of letters, numbers, first name, and shapes by tracing and replication.
  • Our students progress from tracing to writing exercises such as copy work, where students copy a series of letters or words independently.
  • Fine motor skills development is necessary to build the finger strength and dexterity necessary for proper pencil grip. We work on this through the use of gluing, printmaking, cutting straight lines and figures, sculpting, pouring, and threading.
The sight word wall sets us apart from other child care centersReading
  • Our PK3A program provides an introduction to reading and phonics.
  • Our curriculum highlights include recognition of all letters and letter sounds (including the identification of vowels) as well as word recognition through reading color words, number words, classmates names, and over 40 additional sight words which are pulled from the literature they read as a group.
  • Upper case and lower case letters are both taught due to research that suggests that lower case letters are seen (and read) 80% of the time.
Matching names to increase vocabulary in day careLanguage Enrichment
  • Our curriculum goes beyond rote memorization techniques to include literacy components which highlight parts of speech and vocabulary.
  • Language development is enhanced through an enriched vocabulary curriculum through literature and thematic units.
  • Children engage in language activities such as matching capital and lower case letters, identifying rhyming words, and counting syllables.
Pattern blocks support Montessori geometry objectivesMathematics
  • Our PK3 Mathematics curriculum is a structured, skills based program that approaches each learning goal through a variety of activities.
  • Number skills taught include recognition of numbers 1-20 and the association of their corresponding values.
  • Our course of study covers topics such as use of a number line, sorting by color and size, one to one correspondence, AB patterns, sequencing, and simple measurement.
Diverse Lesson Plans
  • Our teachers spend hours each week designing a course of study that balances our traditional approach to education with the unique needs of each child.
  • Lesson plans are customized to strengthen the weak areas of every child.
  • Riding our tricycles at day care!Through tri-annual formal assessments of each child, our teachers can mold lessons to ensure academic growth for each child.
  • In addition to traditional academic subjects, art projects are created each day using a variety of materials and supplies to support creative development and self-expression.
  • Gross motor skills are supported through both indoor and outdoor activities such as throwing over hand, catching with two hands, and balancing on one foot.

Testimonial:

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Being a mother of three, I understand the struggle to find an adequate childcare/preschool provider. I have placed my children in a total of seven different preschools, spanning from a private Catholic school to a Montessori school and everything in the middle. A Sunny Start Preschool has been and will be my last stop. Both of my youngest boys have been here for the past two years. The staff is both incredibly sweet and patient with the children and the parents. All the lessons are well organized based on the social and academic progress of my children. Not to mention, my middle child is reading sight words and attempting mathematical problems on his own, something my oldest was lacking at that age although a she had attended a prestigious Catholic school. I have and will continue recommending this preschool to everyone I know.

-Sara, mom of Carlos and Lucas
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Parent Testimonials

  • My daughter graduated from the school this year and started Kindergarten. Going into her fourth week of her big transition, her teachers informed me that she had an outstanding base from her preschool and is reading first grade level! A Sunny Start Preschool prepared my little girl in a spectacular way! The staff is very professional and family oriented not to mention superb state of the art facility. Needless to say I highly recommend the school!

    - Rocky, Dad of Natalia
  • I love love love this preschool/daycare! Very caring and loving staff and my oldest son loves going every day! I am so excited my twins also started a few months ago, they are so happy here as well. The teachers here are amazing! They genuinely care about the students and the woman in charge of curriculum for the school is always looking for new and great ways to teach the kids. I have 3 children at this school and could not be happier.

    – Samantha T. – Mom of Mason, Logan, and Olivia
  • My grandchildren have all attended A Sunny Start Preschool and this was the only preschool they attended. Three of the four are already in Elementary School and thanks to the foundation that they developed in this school, they are students with high grades. Thank you very much to all the teachers who are always attentive and patient with children. The quality of academics that children receive at this school is evident in their success.

    - Liliana, grandmother of Xavier, Jocey, Zander, and Amanda
  • I would recommend this school to any parent searching for a preschool with an excellent curriculum. My daughter is 7 years old and attended this preschool. After graduating from Pre K she tested advanced at her current Charter elementary school. Her teachers were impressed at her knowledge and how advanced her reading was. This school helped her read and went over all the subjects she needed to prepare her for Elementary. She recently tested for gifted this year by MDCPS. This was all due to the foundation she received here. The teachers are amazing and caring. Two of my friends that had their children here also tested for gifted. I am so happy with the school, the curriculum, the teachers, and the staff and now my son currently attends A Sunny Start Preschool. I would not go anywhere else.

    - Barbie, mom of Enzo and Sophia
  • I'm happy to have found this place. The attention is the best. The teachers are the best. My children learn something new every day. I wholeheartedly say to you that every child that goes through this program comes out a winner!

    – Gladys M, Mom of Denisse and Daniela
  • I recommended A Sunny Start Preschool to all whom have children from birth to 6 & more if they would take older.  I am a proud mother of very bright and advanced children thanks to the tutelage of Teacher Carmen, Milly, Angela, & Sofia. As you can see I have had an experience with every level of teacher in the school. I have a Kindergarten boy which I am proud to say is in K- 1 in his school. For those who do not know what K-1, this is where Kindergarten students are also being taught with 1st graders. My four year old is still at A Sunny Start Preschool and she is extremely bright. The curriculum in her class is incredibly advanced and even though I hate homework she is always excited and eager to do it. She can identify words and knows her numbers this also has to do with the fact she loves her school. All this and she has not yet started VPK because of her birthday, but she will be starting come this school year. Thank you Jennifer, Carmen, Milly, Angela, Sofia & Tatiana you guys are the best.

    – Gaby, mom of Zander and Amanda
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Service Areas

Serving the areas of SW Miami Dade, West Kendall, Miami, Tamiami, FIU and the zip codes 33175, 33176, 33185, 33184, 33194.

Contact Information

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Bird Road Location: 13911 SW 42 Street, Suite 108 Miami, FL 33175 View Map and Directions »

Phone: 305-553-9800 Email: info2@sunnystartpreschool.com

Coral Way Location: 2757 SW 142 Avenue Miami, FL 33175 View Map and Directions »

Phone: 305-227-7979 Email: info@sunnystartpreschool.com

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