Sunbeam Classroom

Ages 4 years to 5 years

    The Sunbeam Classroom works to prepare our students for kindergarten. Our teachers focus on skills and subjects that the students have been introduced to throughout their time at Palmer. Here they are able to work on larger interesting projects and units. One of the student's favorite projects is during our ocean studies week where the classroom becomes an aquatic wonderland. During this week the student's complete arts and crafts projects, read informational texts and have guided class discussions.

    As the students are preparing for kindergarten we work to increase their independence, especially during lessons students are able to work at certain stations without supervision. A large focus of the classroom is to ensure we care for the whole student including their social and emotional growth. They learn to communicate not only with teachers but also peers and how to express their needs or wants in an appropriate manner. As the teachers engage in the school's creative curriculum they are able to focus on the student's passions and work on creating life long learners.

  

Staff Ratio 1:12

Kindergarten Readiness

Weekly Library Trip

Independent Skills

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Head Teacher

Amanda Carroll

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from LaSalle Univ.

Miss Amanda is a former proud Palmer Parent and has been a teacher here for 5+ years. 

She enjoys fitness training, gardening,  and the Jersey Shore.

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Teacher Assistant

Justine Gordley

Miss Justine is working on her Infant/Toddler CDA. She loves spending time with her family and volunteering at the animal shelter.  She also loves playing with her 3 cats and gecko.