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🌞 Sunshine House of Columbia Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC

Top-Rated Preschool & After-School in Columbia, SC

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1801 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
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6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Top-Rated Preschool & Daycare Near Me in Columbia, SC

Welcome to the Sunshine House of Columbia, located on Clemson Road!

Bright futures start here! For more than 45 years, Sunshine House of Columbia, SC 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 top-rated educational daycare, preschool & after-school programs focus on school readiness, social, emotional and intellectual development, 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 Sunshine House of Columbia. Contact us to schedule a tour and explore our programs today! 

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School Amenities

  • 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



  • Killian Road
  • North Springs
  • Rice Creek
  • Sand Lapper

Enrichment Programs:

  • Soccer Shots
  • Amazing Athletes

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Infant Daycare (6 weeks - 1 year)

At The Sunshine House of Columbia at Clemson Road, your baby will explore and learn in a nurturing, loving environment that provides warmth and security. In our infant daycare classroom, we utilize the primary caregiver system. A specific teacher will be your baby’s main caregiver and will work closely with you to provide consistency with your existing feeding, playing and sleeping schedules. While your baby is playing, your infant is also learning. Using our individualized Brain Connect Infant Curriculum, each week your caregiver will create a lesson plan for your baby, tailored to your child’s interests and development. 

Toddler Daycare (1 - 3 years)

In our toddler daycare classroom, your child will participate in fun learning activities and creative playtime that stimulates the mind and encourages exploration, while introducing structure and an established routine. When your toddler is developmentally ready to start potty-training, we’ll partner with you to create consistency from school to home. Our toddler daycare program helps your child build invaluable skills, such as language development, fine motor skills, analytical skills, positive self-image, creativity, increased attention span, communication and social integration.

Early Preschool (2 - 3 years)

At this age, your child is discovering something new each day. Our Early Preschool program is uniquely created to respond to your child’s natural curiosity and interest in exploration, while providing the structure and support your child needs during this important transition from toddlerhood to preschool.

Preschool (3 - 4 years)

Building a solid foundation in the academic skills needed for Kindergarten and beyond is important at this age. Our preschool classroom utilizes the nationally-recognized Creative Curriculum® and is focused on school readiness. Our early education specialists make learning science, math, language, social studies, music and art fun for your preschooler with engaging activities and fun experiences.

First Steps FREE Pre-K (4 -5 years)

South Carolina First Steps works to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their highest potential with engaged support from their parents, caregivers, and communities

First Steps Pre-K prepares your child for success in Kindergarten. FREE to qualifying families. First Steps Pre-K provides fun experiences in language, math, science, social studies, music and art. 

Pre-K (4 - 5 years)

Our Pre-K program prepares your child for success in Kindergarten, and provides fun experiences in language, math, science, social studies, music and art. We build on your child’s interests to plan lessons that are both relevant and engaging. Interactive experiences and activities increase your child’s skills in language and literacy, executive function, cognitive development, creative expression, social and emotional development, and physical wellness.

Before & After-School (5 - 12 years)

Your family needs a safe, supervised, fun environment for your child to end the school day. And we’re here to help with your after school childcare needs! Your student will join in fun, interactive arts, academic, technology, STEAM and fitness experiences with daily homework support. So while you’re at work, you can rest assured your child is safe, productive and having fun in our after school program!

Summer Camp (4 - 12 years)

Summer Camp at The Sunshine House means fun, friends and field trips! Each week of camp features an innovative new theme with exciting field trips, unique events, special guests and interactive activities your student will love. Junior summer camp is available for 4-year-olds.

Spring Break & Winter Break Camps (5 - 12 years)

Whether it’s a school holiday, teacher workday, or spring or winter break, we are open and ready to keep your school-aged child engaged with brain-stimulating activities, exciting field trips, and unique experiences. We provide a safe and supervised learning environment full of fun activities!

Meet Our Director, Juanita Gilley

My name is Juanita Gilley, the Center Director. I have a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development, and an Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies/Early Childhood Development. I have 24 years of experience in the field, including 10 years in various managerial roles.

This early childhood learning center offers loving care and superior programs for infants, toddlers, twos, preschoolers, and after-school children. We feature a warm and inviting environment for all our children, families, and teachers!

I maintain an open-door policy for anyone who would like to talk. I like to hear new ideas and want to know about any concerns. We plan events for our families to participate in so they can meet and develop relationships with each other, as well as our staff.

Meet Our Assistant Director, Tori Fulmore

Hello, my name is Tori Fulmore, the Assistant Director of the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy in Columbia, SC on Clemson Rd.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. I began working with children in 2013, and I started working at the Sunshine House as an assistant teacher during my summer breaks from college. After graduation, I continued in positions as a youth mentor and assistant high school cheerleading coach.

Although I have many years' experiences in customer service and 4 years in various managerial roles, I found my way back home to The Sunshine House as a lead teacher and enrolled my now 2-year-old son. 

I am proud to be a part of a family-oriented community and I cannot wait for you to join our Sunshine House family. 

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Sunshine House of Columbia at Greenlawn Dr.

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