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🌞 Sunshine House of Charlotte Davis Lake Pkwy, Charlotte, NC

4-Star Childcare & Preschool in University City-Area in Charlotte, NC
Off David Cox Road

⭐ NC 4-Star School!

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8709 Davis Lake Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
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6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Top-Rated Daycare & Preschool Near Me in Charlotte!

Welcome to the Sunshine House of Charlotte, NC at Davis Lake Pkwy, located in the University City area.

For more than 45 years, Sunshine House of Charlotte, NC 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!

We do more than simply watch your children. Our early childhood educators implement a nationally-recognized, award-winning curriculum designed to ensure your child is prepared for success in school and in life!

Get peace of mind your child is safe, learning, and having fun in a healthy, supportive environment at Sunshine House of Charlotte. Our top-rated educational daycare & preschool programs focus on school readiness, social, emotional and intellectual development, and what every child needs -- love and care.

Our mission is to provide high-quality care and education -- every child, every family, every day. Contact us to schedule a tour and explore our programs today! 

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Charlotte, NC School Amenities

  • Top-rated, NC 4-star school
  • Cameras in all classrooms
  • Photo & video mobile app updates
  • Nationally-recognized curriculum
  • School readiness, Spanish & literacy programs
  • Summer adventure camp for kids aged 5-12
  • Healthy meals, baby food & formula included in tuition

School Transportation

  • David Cox Elementary
  • Winding Springs Elementary

Explore Top Daycare Programs Near Me

Infant Daycare (6 weeks to 1 year)

At The Sunshine House of Charlotte at Davis Lake Pkwy, your baby will explore and learn in a nurturing, loving environment that provides the warmth and security your infant is used to receiving at home. In our infant daycare, 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 infant’s interests and development. 

Toddler Daycare (1 to 3 years)

Our toddler daycare program is designed to respond to this unique stage of development. Your toddler 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 to 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 to 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.

Pre-K (4 to 5 years)

Our Pre-K program prepares your child for success in Kindergarten. Using the nationally-recognized Creative Curriculum®, Pre-K provides fun experiences in language, math, science, social studies, music and art. And you’ll know exactly how your child is progressing! Our program includes a comprehensive assessment tool to help you and your child’s teacher measure progress and set goals to ensure a successful transition into Kindergarten.

Before & After-School Programs (5 to 12 years)

Your child needs a safe, fun environment to start and end the school day. In our popular before and after-school program, your child will participate in fun, interactive learning experiences with daily homework support, and spend time with friends. Local school transportation available.

Summer Camp (4 to 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 to 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, Jessica Helms

Hello! My name is Jessica Helms. I’ve been with The Sunshine House since 2009 and worked in childcare for more than 16 years. I have my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. What I love most about my job is the people. I enjoy working with our students, parents, and teachers.

I am happily married, and we have a son who was born in 2011. Outside of work, I enjoy scrapbooking, camping, and spending time at the lake. I look forward to meeting each of you!

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