PLAY + LEARN
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."
- Mr. Rogers
At Sunshine, children can go "camping", get a "checkup", dress up, build with blocks, play the piano, bounce on a dinosaur, get a "workout" and so much more! Our play areas have been designed to allow children to free play in an open environment where they can grow and develop many skills all while making new friends!
We offer various classes to enhance your children's experience at Sunshine. Our experienced instructors carefully plan fun activities to provide an engaging time. Sign up is required for classes. The following classes are included in admission and/or membership - Sensory Exploration, FUNtastic Fitness, Tiny Sunrays Baby Class, and Sunshine Storytime.
Join us for a little messy play! Engage your child's senses and strengthen their motor skills. Varying sensory stations will allow your child to freely explore new and fun sensory bin fillers such as rice, noodles, beans, etc. Unique tools and containers will also be provided to add to their creativity.
Get their energy out with Join Ms. Mignyon for a FUN fitness program designed to teach children the importance of exercise, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle! Your child will engage in many fun exercises, obstacles courses, dancing, and games.
Let us help bring out your child's creativity and imagination with story time. Made to encourage listening and literacy skills, Sunshine Story Time will incorporate books with interactive songs, manipulatives, + fun activities.
Mommy + Baby Class
Awaken and develop your baby's sensory, coordination, and motor skills with various instructor led movements, props, music + play in this mommy + me class. Hosted by our resident birth, postpartum doula, and owner of Her Power Within, Naomi Dillie, is dedicated to mother-baby bonding and emotional, social and physical health.
Creative Hands Art
Inspire your little one's creativity with artsy and sensory activities as well as crafts with this toddler art class. With lots of colors, shapes, various tools and textures your child will learn and develop their sensory skills, fine and gross motor skills.
Get your little one moving and grooving in our creative movement class! Creative Movement is fun, fast-paced, energetic, and is perfect for both boys and girls. We focus on balance, coordination, memory, all while moving and having fun to music! Class is hosted by Cristina Duncan, owner of Gift of Dance dance company.
OTHER PROGRAMS + GROUPS
In addition to classes, we offer various programs and local community groups.
The Gift of Dance
This 12-week Pre-Ballet program is offered for 3 + 4 yr olds. Dancers will learn basic ballet vocabulary, creative movement, balance, poise, and will have the opportunity to perform in a recital at the end of the session. Registration and payment is handled directly with The Gift of Dance.
The North Florida motherHOOD
Join our local moms group! Meet a new mom friend on a momDATE or kidDATE that we coordinate on a monthly basis. We'd love to meet you! Find out more.
The North Florida
Mom Business Network
Are you a mom and running your own business? Join our local Mom Business Network. Meet other momprenuers as you grow and support each other professionally.