Sonshine Early Education

Our mission is to share and teach the love of Christ while teaching the concepts of language, math, fine motor and large motor, instill a love of learning and to nurture the social and emotional development of young children in a safe and caring environment.

"Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life."

Proverbs 22:6 (GNT)

About Our Program

We are located in the basement of Emmanuel Church.  We have access to the gym in the Christ Center located on the Emmanuel Church campus.  Our teachers are certified through the state of Illinois in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education and have extensive teaching experience.  Volunteer aides help assist in the classroom. Curriculum is aligned with Illinois Early Learning Standards.

We are currently offering two classes.  The kindergarten readiness class is for students planning on entering kindergarten the subsequent year.  Students must be 4 years of age by September 1, 2024.  Sessions for the kindergarten readiness class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am or 12:45 pm to 3:15 pm.  A second class will be offered for students who are three or four years of age but are not planning to enter kindergarten in 2025.  Sessions for this class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  Students must be 3 years of age by September 1, 2024.

Class size is limited to 15 students per class. Students will be accepted on a first come basis dependent on completed registration.

This is a free program. All supplies will be provided with the exception of a backpack or school bag.

Registration for the 2024/2025 year will open on at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024. Paper registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the church office, mailed to the church or emailed to: 

For more information, email

2024/2025 Online Registration

*Those picking up will be required to show their driver's license/ID if they are not recognized by our staff. Anyone picking up must be at least 18 years old.