Educational Objectives

Sunrise Children’s School (SCS) is dedicated to “best practices” in meeting the cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional needs of children. We measure our success through the satisfaction of our families, students and communities we serve and represent.

Though we are not required by the State of South Carolina to be licensed or accredited, Sunrise Children’s School operates, in every capacity, to the highest national standard. SCS only incorporates developmentally appropriate practices and follows DSS and the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) standards while incorporating The Creative Curriculum. 

Social and Emotional Development

  • Shows ability to adjust to new situations
  • Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults
  • Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately
  • Stands up for Rights
  • Demonstrates self-direction and independence
  • Takes responsibility for own well-being
  • Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials
  • Follows classroom routines
  • Follows classroom rules
  • Plays well with other children
  • Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately
  • Shares and respects the rights of others
  • Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts

Physical Development

  • Demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping)
  • Shows balance while moving
  • Climbs up and Down
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle)
  • Demonstrates throwing kicking and catching skills
  • Controls small muscles in hands
  • Coordinates eye-hand movement
  • Uses tools for writing and drawing

Cognitive Development

  • Observes objects and events with curiosity
  • Approaches problems flexibly
  • Shows persistence in approaching tasks
  • Explores cause and effect
  • Applies knowledge or experience to a new context
  • Classifies objects
  • Compares/measures
  • Arranges objects in a series
  • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  • Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence
  • Shows awareness of position in space
  • Uses one-to-one correspondence
  • Uses numbers and counting
  • Takes on pretend roles and situations
  • Makes believe with objects
  • Makes and interprets representations

Language Development

  • Hears and discriminates the sounds of language
  • Expresses self using words and expanded sentences
  • Understands and follows oral directions
  • Answers questions
  • Asks questions
  • Actively participates in conversations
  • Enjoys and values reading
  • Demonstrates understanding of print concepts
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
  • Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print
  • Comprehends and interprets meanings from books and other texts
  • Understands the purpose of writing
  • Writes letters and words