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Educational Daycare, Childcare & Preschool Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC

Top-Rated, Educational Daycare, Preschool & After-School in Columbia

Limited Openings Now Available

3011 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Educational Daycare & Preschool in Columbia, SC

Welcome to the Sunshine House of Columbia at Broad River Road!

Bright futures start here! For more than 45 years, The Sunshine House has been helping children build a solid educational and social foundation -- with all the fun of childhood mixed in. And we'd love to do the same for your child!

Our talented teachers and caregivers focus on school readiness, social, emotional and intellectual development, literacy, problem-solving skills, and what every child needs – love and care!

Get peace of mind your child is safe, learning, and having fun in a healthy, supportive environment at The Sunshine House of Columbia, SC. Visit us today!

Columbia, SC School Advantages

  • Cameras in all classrooms
  • Photo & video mobile app updates 
  • Nationally-recognized curriculum
  • School readiness, Spanish & literacy programs
  • First Steps FREE 4K Program
  • Summer adventure camp for kids aged 5-12
  • Healthy meals, baby food & formula included in tuition

School Transportation

  • H.B. Rhame Elementary (pick up only)
  • Pine Grove Elementary (pick up only)
  • Sandel Elementary (pick up only)
  • Seven Oaks Elementary (pick up only)

Meet Our Director, Ella Simmons

My name is Ella Simmons, and I have 24 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. My Early Childhood career began in April 1998 working with the South Carolina Disabilities and Special Needs Board Children’s Center. I worked there for 8 years, then in April 2007 I opened my own childcare licensed facility as the Owner, Director, and Operator until June 2012. I then worked for Head Start for 10 years, first as an Assistant Teacher for 4 years, and soon after I became a Lead Teacher. I’m excited about my new role as the Center Director at the Sunshine House.

I have a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University that I obtained in December 2017. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management that I obtained in May 2006 from Voorhees College and an Associate Degree in Early Care and Education from Denmark Technical College in May 2004.

I have a son that just recently graduated from USC, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I look forward to creating and maintaining an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.

Thank you for sharing your precious children with us.

Meet Our Assistant Director, Angela Hill

My name is Angela Hill, and I am so excited to join The Sunshine House team. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since 2001. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Child Development from The University of La Verne in La Verne, California in 2007.

Throughout my many years in the Early Childhood field, I have taught all ages from preschool through high school. In my spare time I enjoy making bracelets, shopping, and decorating my home.

Together with a team of amazing teachers and staff, I am committed to providing your family with a loving and safe foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Nearby Sunshine House Schools

Sunshine House of Columbia at Greystone Blvd.

6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

104 Greystone Boulevard Columbia, SC 29210

Sunshine House of Irmo

6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

915 Kennerly Road Irmo, SC 29063

Sunshine House of West Columbia - Temporarily Closed Due to Water Damage

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2882 Emanuel Church Road West Columbia, SC 29170