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

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

Temporary Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3011 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
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6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Educational Daycare & Preschool in Columbia, SC

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

You can rest assured your child is safe, learning, developing socially and having fun each day at The Sunshine House of Columbia, SC at Broad River Road. 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!

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

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

Hi my name is Jamie McLaughlin. I graduated from Midlands Technical College with an associate degree of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education. I have worked in childcare for 11 years, and I’m looking forward to many more years in this profession.

I have a passion for creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with children and families. I believe that fostering a safe and nurturing environment promotes the perfect atmosphere for quality education and experiences.

When I’m not working with children I enjoy making crafts, spending time with my family and friends, and reading.  

Nearby Sunshine House Schools

Sunshine House of Columbia at Greystone Blvd.

6:30 a.m. - 6:30 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

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

2882 Emanuel Church Road West Columbia, SC 29170