In young children, body and brain development are critically linked. Children learn in a sensory intensive manner. They engage their whole bodies in understanding foundational concepts such as left/right, up/down, fast/slow, big/little. They are also just developing a basic understanding of how to keep themselves healthy and safe.
At Sunshine Academy, we help children learn good health and safety habits as they develop and experiment with their newly emerging abilities. Our health and physical education curriculum pervades the daily schedule, as the children learn to sit for snack and lunches, care for their personal needs, calm their bodies for rest time and use their energy during outside time. We emphasize good nutrition, hygiene and safety, body awareness, and gross and fine motor development.