2022-2023 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 use Funshine Express, which includes two themes a month. Additionally, Zoo Phonics is incorporated into our daily learning. The themes for September are Hello and Goodbye and Orchard Adventures. These themes include creative arts, language/literacy, science, math, social/emotional, social studies, and more!

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


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 Patch pumpkin farm!

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: Students learn to play with one another, share, and communicate


Recess: Enjoy the great outdoors in the preschool backyard

Story Time: We read one of our theme books provided by our curriculum from FunshineExpress

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

Books / Puzzles: Students enjoy a quiet activity before leaving

Adios: See you tomorrow!

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

Summer Preschool 

Summer preschool is from June 19, 2023 - August 10, 2023. More information to come.