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2023-2024 School Year

Sunflower Preschool follows the Ellensburg School District calendar for the school year. 

Preschool is Monday - Thursday with morning and afternoon classes. The morning class is from 8:00 am - 11:30 am and the afternoon class is 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm. 

We believe in our four-day-a-week preschool. The growth in our students attending preschool four consecutive days in a row is phenomenal. Students have time to bond with each other, teachers, and volunteers. We teach in a mixed group setting of 3-5-year-olds. Our older students mentor our younger students. The teachers include me, Katrina Douglas, and Lauren Pratt. Additionally, we have two volunteers Miss Sharon and Miss DeLain.

We use Funshine Express, which includes two themes a month. Additionally, Zoo Phonics is incorporated into our daily learning. The September and October are All About Me, Safety First, and Orchard Adventure! These themes include creative arts, language/literacy, science, math, social/emotional, social studies, and more! Each month we explore a new nursery rhyme, which includes learning activities. Our nursery rhymes for September and October are Humty Dumpty and Jack and Jill.

In the Zoo Phonics curriculum, letter sounds are taught before letter names. Additionally, lowercase letters are taught before capital letters.​

We focus a lot on the social/emotional growth of our students. Students learn how to communicate, talk with one another, and express feelings. 

Sunflower Preschool prepares students for Kindergarten. Our goal is for students to write their names, identify alphabet letters/sounds, count to 20, and more!

Family is very important to us at Sunflower Preschool! Throughout the school year, we have parties and socials for families to participate in. One of our favorite family events is the Jensen Farms pumpkin patch. 

You can enroll any time throughout the school year at Sunflower Preschool! E-mail or call us to schedule a tour! Additionally, we have an open house once a month. Click on the "October Open House" to see the date and time of our open house.

Afternoon Class Preschool Tryouts 

We are offering preschool tryouts in our afternoon class. Preschool tryouts are a two-week session for your child to experience Sunflower Preschool. The afternoon class is Monday - Thursday from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Cost: $250.      E-mail to register!

Daily Schedule

Welcome: Free choice activities

​Carpet room: Linear calendar, alphabet, numbers, singing​

Break-out sessions: 3-5-year-olds / 4-5-year-olds​ (Pre-K activities)

Free Choice CentersSTEM, Imagination, Dramatic Play, Literacy/Writing/Art, and Sensory Bins

Snack: Students bring their own snacks and water bottle

Recess: Enjoy the great outdoors in the preschool backyard

Exploration stations: Bi-weekly theme activities, journals, creative arts, dramatic play, science, and more

Books / Puzzles: Students enjoy a quiet activity before leaving

Story Time: Books are read based on our theme for the month

Adios: See you tomorrow!

Additional Activities: Ellensburg public library, nature walk, family activities

For the school year tuition rate please e-mail us at

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