Monthly Archives: December 2022

RSEC’s Sunrise Children’s Center Celebrates Traditions During the Holiday Season

Amherst, N.H. (December 22, 2022) – December is merry and bright at Sunrise Children’s Center, an early childhood education program within the Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC), where holiday traditions support growth and development. Children and families recently enjoyed festive themed events and activities along with special visits from the father of Christmas, Santa Claus.

On December 3 with 200 family members in attendance, Sunrise hosted its first Christmas concert where children sang loud for all to hear spreading holiday cheer. Bringing in culture and tradition, the pre-school children entertained with renditions of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Feliz Navidad while the younger toddlers were able to ring and sing Jingle Bells. After the concert, families enjoyed a hearty breakfast before visiting with Santa for photos and to share their Christmas lists.

Ten days later, on December 13, Sunrise hosted a Polar Express event filled with child-initiated activities and fun. Little hands were busy making reindeer food and ornaments along with partaking in an indoor snowball fight within the classroom. A 12-piece train was constructed and decorated by pre-schoolers who enjoyed a showing of the Polar Express from inside their own box car. Before children left for the day, Santa arrived to visit and deliver the first gift of Christmas for each child.

Celebrations continued through the month through an exploration of holidays around the world.

The events and activities in December at Sunrise supported traditions, which is important for development. They help children process and understand the holidays. Creating traditions, especially from a young age, enables them to foster an emotional connection between themself, their family and the holiday while creating a sense of belonging and purpose.

“Traditions ground children during a busy time of year,” said Lorraine Greer, director of Sunrise Children’s Center. “The holidays can sometimes be overwhelming to children but, traditions are something they count on and look forward to while enabling them to feel part of a community. Having traditions at home and at school are very important in a child’s growth and development.”

Sunrise Children’s Center is a place for children to learn and grow in a caring environment. Located in Amherst, N.H., Sunrise is a home away from home for children ages six weeks to 10 years old (or fourth grade) through infant and toddler programs, full-day childcare services, preschool education and school-age programing. The center’s approach is developmental in nature. The curriculum is based on the fact that all children grow at their own pace and learn best by doing. Sunrise has brought together the best practices from early childhood education and special education to provide the best curriculum possible for children in the program.


Teachers – Sunrise Children’s Center

Are you looking for a rewarding career that not only values children, but also those who care for them? Do you believe our children are our future? Do you believe it is important to invest in the development of our young children? Sunrise Children’s Center may be the perfect place for you!

Are you looking for a rewarding career that not only values children, but also those who care for them? Do you believe our children are our future? Do you believe it is important to invest in the development of our young children? Sunrise Children’s Center may be the perfect place for you!

We are currently looking for energetic new teachers to join our team! Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and have a passion for young children. At Sunrise Children’s Center, we are looking for educators who are passionate about nurturing the whole child through play-based, emergent, and intentional curriculum. We value what each child has to offer and we look to turn their interests into hands-on experiences in the classroom. Our days are filled with wonder. exploration, and joy. We consider ourselves a preschool, not just a day care center. We are part of a larger agency with 3 high schools and 2 middle school. Our teachers are treated as professionals, not babysitters, and are offered the same professionalism as all educators within the agency. Our event teams plan monthly staff and family events to increase morale and keep us all feeling like a tight-knit community.

If you are looking to make a difference in the life of a child, we would love to introduce you to our school.

About Us:
Sunrise Children’s Center is part of Regional Service and Education Center, a non-profit agency in Amherst. Our ideal candidate will not only be enthusiastic and have a passion for children, but should also enjoy working in a small team environment where each person is an integral part of how the day runs. Each teacher that joins our team quickly becomes a part of our “family” and we pride ourselves on having a drama free environment where teachers truly support and depend on one another. Our teachers honestly care about one another and their jobs of educating children while still having a fun each and every day.

Enthusiastic, caring, nurturing & great sense of humor
Able to work in a team environment, yet can manage your own classroom independently
Are a go-getter and enjoy staying busy all day long
Have great communication skills with children, parents & co-workers
Available to work between the hours of 7am-6:00 pm (shifts vary)

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $14.00 – $15.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location