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Sunshine Child Care

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Safe, affordable childcare can open the door to employment opportunities for families.

At Loisann's Hope House, we offer licensed childcare that is on-site accessible, affordable childcare.

Who We Are

Our center serves program participants of Loisann’s Hope House and also families in the community. Sunshine Child Care Center is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services to care for 14 children between the ages of 2 ½ (potty-trained) and 12 years old.

Our Philosophytheclub-child-care-center

We believe every child should be afforded the opportunity to participate in a quality child care program regardless of ethnic background, gender, religion, development capability or family’s financial ability to pay for child care services.

We believe every child is a shining light. We offer a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment that will allow each child an opportunity to let their light shine bright.

We believe an environment of kindness, consistency and understanding will help children develop responsible, self-controlled behavior that will enable them to excel in academic and social environments.

Our Mission Statement

To provide an affordable child care program that demonstrates excellence in child care and ensures academic success.

Tuition rates and fees

AGE
DAILY
WEEKLY
PART-TIME
2 ½-5
$20
$85
$55

Note: Head start children will pay the part-time rate if they attend 5 days per week. Less than 5 days will be the rate shown above depending on the hours they attend. Part- Time is considered anything less than 25 hours a week and based upon availability.

 

Drop in Rate                              $15 a day

Before School                            $ 40 a week

After School                               $ 45 a week
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Before & After School                $70 a week

Winter & Spring Break (all ages)      $85 a week

Registration fees                           $40 per child or $60 per family

Return check fee                            $35.00

Late payment fees                          $25.00

 

*15% discount for two or more children enrolled in the childcare program full-time.

*A five day grace period will be given for individuals that communicate a need to the Child Care Director without late penalty being assessed. However, if no need is communicated, then the late penalty fees will be assessed as scheduled.

* If tuition becomes in rears by more than two weeks, your daycare will be terminated.

Hours of Operation

The center is open Monday thru Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Holidays

Sunshine Child Care will be closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

President’s Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Veteran’s Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

 

Regular tuition rates are still expected during the closures.

Vacation Policy

The Center will not require tuition payment for families that take a vacation during a normal week of operation. In order to qualify for a vacation week, the child must be absent 5 consecutive days. Only one vacation week a calendar year will be given. The center director should be notified of the vacation thirty days in advance to avoid any tuition fees.

childcare safe pictureEnrollment Procedures

We are happy that you chose Sunshine Child Care for your daycare needs. In order to enroll your child/ren in our center the following paperwork needs to be submitted prior to child’s attendance:

  • Child’s Enrollment Form (complete with full addresses and signatures)
  • Physical and Immunization Record (up to date and signed by physician)
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Childs’ Social Security Card
  • Child’s Medical Insurance Card
  • Custody Documentation (if necessary)
  • Handbook Policy Agreement
  • Registration Fee ($40 per child/$60 per family)

 

Arrivals/Departures

Children need to be accompanied to and from the center by a person over the age of 16.They must be signed in and out on the attendance sheet each and every day. This is to ensure the safety and whereabouts of the children at all times. Children may arrive any time before 12:00 pm during our hours of operation.

Children are expected to be picked up by 6:00 pm.  In the event a parent is not able to pick up his/her child/children by 6:00pm, the parent is expected to make alternative arrangements and notify the center staff as soon as possible. A late fee of $10 will be added 15 minutes after closing. If any child/ren is left in the center after 6:30 pm without parent notification the staff will notify the Department of Social Services as is required by licensure.

 

Child Abuse or Neglect

All staff members are trained in the signs and symptoms of child abuse or neglect, therefore; all staff members are mandated reporters. Staff will inform the center Director immediately of any signs or symptoms of suspected abuse or neglect in any child. The center Director will then take appropriate steps for the safety of the child.

 

Parental Visits

Sunshine Child Care Center has an “open door” policy for custodial parents in accordance with S63.2-1813 of the Code of Virginia.

Parents and guardians are welcome to stop by for a visit during the course of the day.

 

Disciplinary Procedures

The center staff does not use corporal punishment to correct undesired behavioral challenges. Our staff is trained to use proper guidance techniques necessary to encourage appropriate behaviors.

 

Termination of Contract

A parent may terminate their contract with the Center at any time by providing a written notice two weeks in advance to the Center director. The Center will terminate the contract for failure to follow the terms outlined in the contract or an ongoing behavioral problem.

 Our Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum is the curriculum that is implemented by Sunshine Child Care Center.

The Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language.

The social/emotional stage helps promote independence, self-confidence and self-control. Within this stage, children learn how to make friends, how to have group interactions and how to follow rules.

The physical stage is intended to increase children’s large and small motor skills.

The cognitive stage is associated with thinking skills. Children learn how to solve problems, ask questions and think critically.

The language stage deals with communication. Children learn how to communicate with others, listen and participate in conversations, and recognize various forms of print. In this stage, children begin to recognize letters and words and begin writing for a purpose.