Our Story

Serving Families for More Than 40 Years

Did you know The Sunshine House started in 1975? Time flies when you’re having fun!

The Sunshine House was formed in Greenwood, SC, by a husband and wife team of public school teachers. The couple wasn’t satisfied with the local care options available for their young daughter, so they started The Sunshine House. One of our first schools, on Grace Street in Greenwood, SC, is still in operation today!

More than 40 years later, The Sunshine House has grown into one of the largest early education and childcare companies in the United States. While our original founders have since retired (and their daughter is now an adult with children of her own), we are proud to continue this important legacy.

Today we operate more than 100 schools in 9 states, employing 2,500 professional educators and caregivers, and serving more than 12,000 children each day.

The bedrock of our company lies in our vision and mission. It’s the reason we get up each day. It’s the promise we make to our children, our families, and our fellow team members. It’s all about children; it’s all about your child.

2017 National Leadership Conference

Our Vision: To partner with families to create a better world.
Our Mission: To provide high quality care and education – every child, every family, every day.

We know that choosing the right childcare is one of the most important decisions your family will make. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family!

We Would Never Consider Anywhere Else!
“The kids can’t wait to get to the Sunshine House in the mornings and we have to beg them to leave every afternoon. We would never consider anywhere else!”
-Ben Lastra, Charlotte, NC