Sonshine Patch Preschool

It is our goal to provide an atmosphere of Christian love where your child feels wanted and cared for and can learn of God’s love for him/her. We strive to provide opportunities for the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of our students every day. This includes ideas and things to talk about, relate to, compare with, match, fit into, try out, reinforce, invent, discover and enjoy. No complicated, abstract meanings will be introduced that the child cannot understand. Play is an important and fun teaching tool!


We want you to know, understand and discuss our goals with us. We invite you to look often into our busy, happy, noisy, creative, classrooms and observe your child at play. We welcome you to see how important play is to your child’s learning. Most importantly, as parents and teachers, we can all help your child develop his/her full potential. 

We are a team!



Morning Preschool

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

8:30 to 11:30am

Tuition: $180/month

Pre-K Class

Monday - Thursday

12:30 to 3:30pm 

Tuition: $240/month

Sign up today!  Registration for fall 2018 begins March 1, 2018.

Registration Fee: (Non-refundable) $75.00 (New students); $50.00 returning families

Fall 2018 Classes:

Young 3’s Morning Preschool

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -- 8:30-11:30

Tuition: $180/month

4-5 years Morning Preschool 8:30-11:30

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuition: $240/month

4-5 years Afternoon Pre-K

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -- 12:30-3:30

Tuition $240.00/month

5 years Transitional Kindergarten(TK)

Monday, Tuesday, Wedesday, Thursday -- 8:30-3:30

Tuition $480.00/month

  • The transitional kindergarten class is designed for children who
  • miss the NEW entry date for kindergarten in the Montrose school district.
  • Children need to be 5 by August 1, 2018
  • This class is also designed as a wonderful way to give your student “The gift of time.”
  • Students can move on to kindergarten or first grade after being in the TK program.
  • Please feel free to call 970 249-5152 to get more detailed information.

Find Out More

Would you like more information? Please contact our Director, Jennifer Flood by filling out the form below, or you can click the phone number of email below to dial, or email her directly.

Note: Please call ahead to schedule a time to visit our school in person. We’d love to meet you and answer your questions!

Hello! My name is Jennifer Flood. I am so excited to have been extended extended the opportunity to serve as Director and teacher for Sonshine Patch Preschool and look forward to the many new relationships that the new school year will bring. I earned my bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Michigan University. Re-entering the college arena, I enjoyed taking more classes in ECE and currently volunteer as an advisor for the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority at Colorado Mesa University. I have been blessed with four beautiful daughters ranging in age from 20-30 years whom are all pursuing their own adult careers. They are truly amazing young women. Then there is my 5th addition and current dependent, Xander, my dog and best pal.

Having moved here 2 years ago from Littleton, I am excited to engage in all the activities the Uncompahgre Valley has to offer. I enjoy local community events and the arts, bicycling, hiking, and recently joined a women’s walking running group based on the scripture; “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1b. A fun quote for the all of us to ponder is: "Kid, you'll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!"- Dr. Seuss. I am thrilled to be a part of sharing the love of Jesus with the staff, all the children, and their families. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11

Hi, my name is Sheila Ballard.  I live in Delta, CO, am married, and have three amazing children, ages 20, 16, and 7. I attended Mesa State College (known today as Colorado Mesa University).  I graduated with a Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood in 1995. I completed the necessary requirements for the position of Director or Substitute Director in a Large Child Care Center in 2000. Since then, I’ve worked at Child Quest Learning Center in Olathe, CO as a group leader and taught 3-5 year olds.  After my son was born, I stayed home but returned in 1998.  I continued to work there until my daughter was born in 2000.

In 2001-2002, I got involved in Ladies Bible Study, I started to attend church, and I trusted the Lord as my Saviour.  In 2003, the Lord led me to Sonshine Patch Preschool.  My daughter attended for three years and I worked here for six years.  I said “goodbye” to Sonshine Patch in the spring of 2009, as I was about to have my third child. I was a stay at home mom for six years.  During this time, I became a Sunday School Teacher at Bible Baptist Church in Olathe, CO.  I’ve done some substituting at BELA Preschool in Delta, CO in 2015-2016. The Lord opened the door again to me to work at Sonshine Patch Preschool for the 2016-2017 school year.  It was such a honor to be asked to come back to this wonderful school! I absolutely love to teach and work with young children. It’s exciting and rewarding to watch them developmentally grow throughout the school year.


We are located on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose at 1840 East Niagara
Montrose, CO 81401. After turning off of Niagara and into the FPC parking lot, continue south past the church to the second building, and you’ll find Sonshine Patch Preschool.

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