Sunshine Room

Ages 2-3

In the Sunshine Room, our youngest learners begin developing independence, exploring the world around them, and learning from each other, as well as caring teachers, how it feels to be part of a larger social group: the classroom!

Year Highlights

- Preparing and baking our own snack monthly
- Multi-week unit on birds
- Planting & gardening (bulbs, beans, sunflowers)
- Walking trips around Weston
- A visit from the Weston Fire Department

Sunshine Teachers


Veronica Bolton

Veronica Bolton is returning this year to the Sunshine Room after a very long absence. During her time away, she became a proud parent of three children, provided a home daycare, worked as a paraprofessional and acquired her associates in Early Childhood. When not at school, she enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with family. She brings to the classroom her love of children and the support that is needed for them to become an independent learner.

Lisa Schmidt


Lisa Schmidt is a familiar face at The Little School, having worked in the building in various roles since 2002. Lisa recognizes that the first few years of a child’s life are highly formative and influential and believes in supporting children and parents through meaningful relationships and partnerships. She adopts a nurturing, encouraging, approach to child guidance, committed to each child’s successful cognitive, physical and emotional progress. Lisa holds a birth-five, VT Early Childhood Teaching License. She lives in Ludlow with her husband, Bruce, and has 2 adult children, Noah and Abigail.

A Typical Day in the Sunshine Room

9:00 – 9:15  | Arrival and Welcome
9:15 – 9:50 | Free Play & Art or Group Project
9:50 – 10:15 | Morning Snack
10:15 – 10:40 | Free Play
10:40 – 10:50 | Clean-Up
10:50 – 11:00 | Story Circle and Music & Movement 
11:00 – 11:30 | Outdoor Play
11:30 – 12:00 | Lunch
12:00 | Pick-up for Morning-Only Kids
12:00 – 2:15 | Quiet Rest
2:15 – 3:00 | Outdoor Play
3:00 | Pick-Up

Favorites from Our Bookshelves

Jody's Beans by Malachy Doyle
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury