Samantha Coontz has more than 20 years of early childhood experience both as a teacher and an administrator in the Fort Collins area. She currently serves as a board member for the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County and the Front Range Community College ECE Programs Advisory Board.
In most recent years, Samantha and her team have focused on quality improvement by participating in the Putnam School Readiness Project, and achieved a high standard with Qualistar rating and NAEYC Accreditation.
It is with hard work and dedication to our families that Samantha and her team focus on building a place that is fun, interesting and peaceful for children.
When Sam isn't at the center, she is a full-time student, wife to Jason, and the mom of two fantastic girls. She enjoys kickboxing, spending time outdoors and tending to her miniature pony.
Sam Coontz is the best director I have ever seen. She embodies everything that we want as a family in a childcare provider and manager of the school. She is creative, dynamic, caring, full of amazing ideas and experiences that enrich my children’s lives and my own. She fosters an incredible sense of community and helps me be a better parent on a daily basis. She is also incredibly great at managing staff, helping engage parents at all levels. Thank you, thank you, thank you for her. Our lives are better because she is directing our school.
Is it normal to feel guilty and miss your kids every day you are away from them when you work a full time, Monday-Friday job?
That said, I couldn't think of a better place for them to be, because you and your staff treat all the kids as if they were your own. So thank you and I guess I should be grateful when they go to bed at night telling me how much they love all of their teachers and their friends... Let alone be grateful for the amazing gains they both have made.
I love this center! I have had both of my children attend this school from infancy and have been given the opportunity to work at this establishment for that duration as well! It is so great to see how happy and helpful everyone genuinely is every day. All of the teachers know my children and my children are happy and comfortable with each of them! I would recommend this School to anyone looking for quality care!
We are very pleased with the Sunshine House. They take great care of our 2 children. Our toddler is always excited for school. The administration is helpful and organized and the teachers consistently demonstrate dedication and innovation towards whole-child education.
Sunshine House is a fantastic place for child care. Both of my sons have had loving and intelligent teachers that care for my children as if they were their own. The management staff is fantastic and the facilities are clean and well kept. I would highly recommend Sunshine House!!