Our School

OUR CENTER

Please come by to join us and learn about our Center.

Teachers and Classrooms: Come learn about the people and places in your child's daily environment.

Tuition: We have made it easy for you to manage your child's tuition with iCare Software and offer competitive rates.  We accept the School Readiness Voucher from the Early Learning Coalition to help offset your cost for quality childcare.

Tour our Center: Get an idea of what you will see firsthand at our center.

Enrollment: Joining the Sunrise family is easy. Just print and fill out the Enrollment Packet and return it to us with the registration fee.

Accreditation: We hold some of the highest standards for our centers and every staff member. We are currently in the process of accreditation with APPLE and are a member of Duval Guiding Stars. We have many professionals on our team to help our children on their journey of getting quality childcare and early education.

 

TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS

Sunrise Early Learning Academy is dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential at our early learning center.

To ensure staff quality, we check references and conduct thorough background checks based on state, FBI, and/or local licensing requirements and COVID-19 testing for health and safety precautions. This includes fingerprinting and appropriate criminal background checks, as well as verification of educational credentials. 

In addition, all educators:

  • Go through a certified process to ensure they meet all state requirements for DCF and ELC.

  • Complete extensive training in our standards and curriculum.

  • Train in-depth on child-care and child-development milestones

  • Receive ongoing professional development training and encouragement.

Our Early Learning Environment

 

 

At our center we have an environment that promotes curiosity and enhances learning daily. We provide a warm, intimate, secure place for children so they can learn and explore at their own pace.

 

Our classrooms are specifically designed based on age group:

  • 1 year olds: Lots of floor space and materials to stimulate optimal development.

  • 2’s 3’s, and Preschool:  Rooms are equipped with learning centers that address each age group’s wide range of development skills.

  • School-Age Children: Social interaction, individual exploration, and opportunities to test independence define these spaces in our center for milestone growth. We have included all five domains of child development into daily learning activities.

CLEAN SPACES

Cleanliness is a necessity, so we take significant precautions to prevent the spread of diseases and germs.​

  • All spaces that children come in contact with are regularly disinfected.

  • All the children’s toys are disinfected on a regular basis.

SAFETY AND SECURITY- OUR TOP PRIORITY

  • Secure lobby and classrooms. The lobby entrance is equipped with an electronic tablet with the iCare Software which we use for our attendance tracking. All parents must know their own PIN number to check their child in and out, while all visitors are greeted at the door to sign in and be assisted.

  • Visitor precautions. Photo ID is required from all unfamiliar visitors. A visitor listed as authorized to pick up a child must still show photo ID if they are not familiar to the school director and/or assistant director.

  • Equipment safety. One of our many precautions is “non-tippable,” child-sized tables, cubbies, and toys. Regular monitoring ensures equipment is in good working order.

 

HEALTHY, NUTRITIONAL MEALS

Menus include a variety of foods which meet CACFP nutritional guidelines and satisfy Florida Health as well as DCF licensing requirements. When substitutions are necessary, we’ll maintain the nutritional content of the overall menu and post updates so you know what is served to your children daily.

Meals are served family style and may include your child assisting in areas such as:

  • Table setting

  • Buffett serving

  • Cleaning up

View the weekly menu in each classroom to see the healthy options we offer for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

We encourage children to sample new foods and taste what is being served; however, we do not force children to eat or punish them if they choose not to eat all foods served. Please speak with your school director if you have specific concerns because of: religious reasons, special dietary needs, allergies, or other considerations.