Sunshine Nursery School…helping children learn and grow since 1966.
3750 Henderson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Sunshine is conveniently located at the corner of of West Henderson and Sawmill Roads in the educational wing of First Alliance Church.
A ministry of First Alliance Church, Sunshine Nursery School opened its doors in 1966 with eight children. Founded by church member Onda Armstrong, enrollment grew to 23 within a month. It has continued to grow ever since. Today, children, ranging in age from 12 months to 10 years (fifth grade), attend the school throughout the year.
Originally started as an outreach to the surrounding community, Sunshine Nursery School continues to fulfill that mission of instilling spiritual values in children in a loving and caring Christian environment. The school is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It has been awarded a star rating in the the “Step Up to Quality” program. Admission is available to all eligible children regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or sex.
The Primary goal of Sunshine Nursery School is to provide a Christian setting that promotes the spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child, while also giving consideration to each child’s individual growth rate. Our philosophy is based upon the Biblical belief that each child is a unique and special person created by God. When children acknowledge their value as an individual to God, themselves, and their community, they have laid the foundation upon which all learning can take place.
Infant- This program is for children 12 to 18 months. Infants are in a small group setting and receive individual attention. Children will feel more capable as they are encouraged to practice new skills through play and one-on-one interaction. They participate in music and art activities, practice gross motor skills in our gym and playground, and begin to learn about God.
Toddler- Our toddler classes consist of a balance of free play to enhance socialization skills and organized activities, such as art, music and gym or playground time, to enhance developmental skills. Bible time is also included.
Preschool- Preschool classes are based on weekly themes. A variety of activities- cooking, story time,art, music, science, and Bible time- provide children with varied experiences and complement the individual themes. Children are taught in an individually-paced environment using learning centers, allowing each child to learn at his or her own level.
School Age- Before and after school, full time holiday and summer care offered for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Activities include free play, games, art, music, field trips, Bible time and playground or gym time.
Sunshine Nursery School is open year-round, with the exception of major holidays, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. While Sunshine Nursery School provides primarily full-time care, some children are accepted on a part-time basis; for two, three or four whole days per week. We do not provide a half-day program.