Now enrolling for 2016-2017 school year

  • We offer 2, 3, and 4 day classes for children ages 3-5 years
  • For more information please email Portia Fischer at
  • Contact us today to reserve a spot for a tour or trial class
Tuition & Classes:
2-day Class
  • $175 per month
  • Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm
  • For children who have reached 3 by Dec. 2
3-day Class
  • $220 per month
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-12pm
  • For children who have reached 4 by Dec. 2
4-day Class
  • $ 320 per month
  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9am-12pm
  • For children who have reached 4 by Dec. 2
Sunshine Preschool follows the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Holiday Schedule
Sunshine Playgrounds & Classroom
Why is Sunshine Special?
  • We are a cooperative preschool: parents contribute time, energy, talent and ideas to make their children's first school year experience happy, positive, and enriching.
  • We maintain a 4-to-1 child to adult ratio at Sunshine. Your child will receive individual attention, resulting in greater self-esteem, increased confidence, and better social development.

Sunshine Events

Field Trips:
Tanaka Farms for pumpkin picking and strawberry picking, Newport Lifeguard Tower, Newport Environmental Center, Discovery Science Center, supermarket, Medieval Times, train trip to San Diego Children's Museum, Roller skating once a month

Holiday Celebrations:

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hunukkah, Christmas, Washington & Lincoln Birthdays, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo & Luau

Special Programs:

Art Teacher, Safety Programs from CHOC, Costa Mesa Police Dept. and Fire Dept., Children's Renaissance Faire, Father/ Child Day, Mother/Child PJ Day, Library once a week

Health Screening:

Vision, Speech and Dental Screening by a licensed Optometrist, Speech Pathologist and DDS

Special Cooking Days:

birthday celebrations, making pumpkin bread, making latkas, making Valentine cookies, making won tons

Other Special Days:

Children's Trike-a-Thon, Year end graduation celebration w/ caps & gowns
We also offer music & movement, arts & crafts, science & nature, dramatic play, language arts, K readiness and literature.
Sunshine Philosophy
Social interaction, understanding others, and cooperation are important skills; as parents, we can demonstrate these traits by participating in a cooperative preschool.
We believe that children and their parents must be accepted as they are; that each child and each parent makes a special contribution according to his or her own needs, interests, and abilities.

*For you, Sunshine Cooperative Preschool offers opportunity to:

  • remain involved with your child's development
  • gain a greater understanding of your child's abilities, personality, and social development
  • meet other involved parents
  • share your talents and abilities in an important, fulfilling way
  • member of O.C.C.P.P.N.S. (Orange County Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools)

*For your child, Sunshine is a fun, warm, nurturing environment where he or she can:

  • develop at his or her own rate
  • learn tolerance and cooperation
  • learn independence and self confidence
  • play freely, constructively, and creatively
  • develop social skills
  • enjoy relationships with adults other than his or her parents
Sunshine Curriculum
Our program nurtures young children. We strive to meet
the individual needs of the child, promoting growth and development through:
  • Music and Movement
  • Science and Nature
  • Cooking
  • Monthly Field Trips
  • Dramatic Play
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Language Arts and Literature
Sunshine Cooperative Preschool has a variety of safe outdoor equipment for large muscle development, and manipulative toys for fine motor skills.
Our program emphasizes self-esteem, social development, creativity, and kindergarten readiness.
Sunshine Cooperative Director/Teacher
Sunshine Preschool's Director/Teacher is Portia Fischer. Portia holds a Bachelors Degree with a teaching credential from University of California, Irvine. Portia's four children attended Sunshine Preschool. As a parent, and teacher Portia has been involved with Sunshine for over 12 years.