Learning begins long before a child starts kindergarten. Sunbeam Family Services Early Childhood Program is a leader in early childhood education, preparing children and their families, prenatal to five, to enter kindergarten with the skills necessary to be ready for school and life.
Studies show that early learning strengthens a child’s verbal and math abilities, prepares them socially to interact with others, teaches them self-regulation skills and supports development to the fullest potential. Sunbeam helps families who might normally have difficulty in accessing high quality early learning and care programs by providing home-based and full-day, full-year center-based services free of charge.
In addition to education, families are matched with a Family Advocate that helps parents problem-solve, locate necessary resources within the community and to set and achieve individual goals. Also, children who are a part of Sunbeam’s Early Childhood Programs have access to free medical, dental, mental health and family support services. To walk alongside our families, we support and partner with early childhood programs across the metro-area including Oklahoma City Educare, Tony Reyes Bilingual Early Childhood Center and Emerson Alternative High School Early Childhood Center, to name only a few.
If you would like to see our complete list of schools, visit FIND A SCHOOL.
“Our son loved his time at Tony Reyes Bilingual Early Childhood Center. He was there from six months old until he graduated at age four. He started pre-kindergarten this year and his teachers have said that he was more than ready to start. He knows how to express himself well, knows his shapes and colors and although he doesn’t speak Spanish, because we don’t speak it in the home, he understands it completely. When he first started at Tony Reyes, we qualified for him to attend free, but as he got older our circumstances changed and we were able to pay. We could have gone other places that were cheaper, but we knew Tony Reyes was the best place for him. It has prepared him completely, academically and socially, for school.” – Bronson Caldwell, father of Cashius, age 5