The Sunshine House Charleston, SC

Infant & Toddler Childcare, Preschool, Afterschool & Early Education in Charleston

Across from Bosch

8180 Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC 29418
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6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Learning Starts at The Sunshine House of Charleston!

You can rest assured your child is safe, learning, developing socially and having fun each day at The Sunshine House of Charleston! 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!


  • Photo & video updates with our mobile app 
  • School readiness, Spanish, sign language & literacy programs
  • State-approved, nationally-recognized curriculum
  • Healthy meals, snacks, baby food and formula included in tuition
  • Secure building with electronic keypad entry



  • Eagles Nest Elementary
  • Fort Dorchester Elementary
  • Hunley Elementary
  • Joseph Pye Elementary
  • Lambs Elementary
  • Windsor Hill Elementary (bus picks up and drops off at our center)

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Meet Our Director

Meet Our Director, Erica S. Smith

Hello! My name is Erica Smith, and I am the center director for The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy on Dorchester Road in North Charleston, SC. I have always had a passion and love for children. As I think back to my childhood days, I remember wearing my mother’s Sunday dress and high heel shoes around the house with school books in my hand, and using her walls as a chalkboard, pretending to be a teacher. So, I knew working with children was my calling. My goal is to provide a safe, loving, and learning environment, where children can excel and grow.

I started my career with The Sunshine House on April 11, 2005 at the Long Point location in Mt. Pleasant, SC. I am the mother of four beautiful children, Keyira (18), JayLen (16), LaRon (15), and Cartiere (7).

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children, and I love to dance. Last, but not least, I love watching the Carolina Panthers play. Go Panthers!!

Nearby Sunshine House Schools

The Sunshine House - Summerville

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710 Travelers Boulevard Summerville, SC 29485

The Sunshine House - NAD Rd., North Charleston

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2145 NAD Road North Charleston, SC 29406

The Sunshine House - Salt Pointe Pkwy, North Charleston

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

4008 Salt Pointe Parkway North Charleston, SC 29405

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