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Sonshine 4K

Sonshine 4K

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Sonshine 4K - Come grow with us!

Student must be 4 years of age by September 1, 2016 to enroll in the  2016 - 2017 school year.
Busing available to any student for AM pick up.
Full day students may also ride the route home at 3:15 PM.
Parent pick up required for 1/2 day students (11:30 AM pick up time).
At Central Minnesota Christian School Sonshine 4K, we want to assist parents in nurturing their child by offering a well-rounded program of Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate experiences that will foster a love of learning. Sonshine 4K is an area-wide program open to all Christian parents who desire a learning environment of love and acceptance, assisting each child in developing his or her full potential.

Mrs. Cindy Van Otterloo and Mrs. Laura Brouwer, Sonshine teachers, would love
to meet your child and share more with you!

Schedule a tour or call for info: Tricia Nelson - Development Director  
Cell: (763) 226-5141 
School: (320) 978-8700 

FALL SEMESTER: August 2016 - January 2017

SPRING SEMESTER: January 2017 - May 2017

Class options each semester:
Mon./Wed. – 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mon./Wed. – 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Tues./Thurs. – 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tues./Thurs. – 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
8:30 AM-11:30 AM or 8:30-3:15 PM

(Art class offered Friday PM only)


  • Devotion time
  • Bible memory
  • Exploring Weather
  • Singing
  • Show and tell
  • Library
  • iPads
  • Art
  • Free play
  • Literacy and math based concepts


  • Lunch
  • Recess
  • Reinforcement of  concepts from the morning
  • Snack time
  • Rest time
  • Sensory activities
  • Free play
  • Music class
So "what" is covered in 4K? We consider our Sonshine program a "kindergarten readiness" experience.
We love to learn and grow by doing and exploring!
The following developmental domains and objectives are reflected in the experiences of our 4K program....

Spiritual Growth

  • Establishing a desire to use daily Bible reading to develop an awareness of Scriptures as truth and principles to live by
  • Learning that God made the world
  • Developing a love for God and His Word
  • Developing a joyful attitude in obedient living
  • Nurturing a relationship with God through prayer and singing

Physical Growth

  • Developing large and small motor skills
  • Establishing desirable health and safety habits
  • Accepting physical differences in self and others self and others
  • Learning about nourishing foods

Intellectual Growth

  • Exploring, observing, and making discoveries about God’s world
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Literacy and math based concepts
  • Using multi sensory mediums to develop and enhance critical readiness skills
  • Developing vocabulary and communication skills
  • Expressing self creatively through language, art, music, and dramatic play

Social Growth

  • Playing and working cooperatively
  • Developing an ability to demonstrate respect for others
  • Developing responsible attitudes about manners, feelings of others, property of others, and helpfulness
  • Expressing self creatively through language, art, music, and dramatic play

Emotional Growth​

  • Developing confidence in themselves and their abilities
  • Practicing independence and self-reliance
  • Learning to use success and challenges as opportunities for continued growth
  • Expressing and identifying emotions in a constructive way