Hello, my name is Heather Mahaffey and I have been in childcare and the field of education for more than 15 years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from USC Upstate in 2001, and completed my student teaching in a Kindergarten and third grade classroom.
Prior to joining The Sunshine House, I was able to serve families with children ages 3 months to 15 years at a child development center in Spartanburg. After working in an infant classroom in 2002, I realized my passion was working with young children.
I am passionate about the importance of the early learning years and the building blocks to success provided by early childhood educators. Observing a child develop and grow from an infant to a school age child brings me joy and excitement because I get to be a part of their success.
I have been married for 17 years and have an 11 year old little girl who makes me smile each day! I enjoy antique shopping, vintage sales, and baking cakes during my free time.
We love Sunshine House. The staff are amazing with our son. We never worry about him when he is there, they treat him like their own.
Heather and Melody are great directors. They are easy to talk to and if I have any concerns, they have always taken care of them. My son is 3, and he has been going here since he was 10 months old. I love to hear all of the things he learns every day.