Daycare & Preschool in Aiken S. Centennial Ave., Aiken, SC
Educational Daycare, Preschool & Afterschool in Aiken, SC
Bright Futures Start at The Sunshine House of Aiken
Welcome to the Sunshine House of Aiken, located on S. Centennial Ave.!
For more than 45 years, Sunshine House of Aiken, 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.
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!
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 Aiken. Contact us to schedule a tour and explore our programs today!
Aiken, SC School Advantages
- Security cameras in all classrooms
- Photo & video mobile app updates
- Award-winning Creative Curriculum
- School readiness, Spanish and literacy programs
- First Steps FREE 4K Program
- Summer adventure camp for kids aged 5-12
- Healthy meals, baby food & formula included in tuition
- Aiken Elementary
- Chukker Creek Elementary
- East Aiken Elementary
- Millbrook Elementary
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- Infant Daycare (6 weeks-1 year)
At The Sunshine House of Aiken, 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 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 educational daycare program, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- School-Age Programs (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 (5-12 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.
- 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, Donna Mayer
Hello! My name is Donna Mayer. I have over 27 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from Aiken Technical College. I also completed my National Administrators Credential in Early Education. I served as Preschool Chair at Trinity United Methodist Church for several years and various committees and boards throughout the years.
I started my career in Early Education at this location in March of 1993. I raised my children and several of my grandchildren in our centers!
I am truly blessed with a wonderful husband. Together, we share 7 children, 9 grandchildren, 6 dogs and 8 cats.
I am fully committed to providing quality care and education to every child, every family, every day!
Meet Our Assistant Director, Bridgette Bland
Hello, my name is Bridgette Bland. I am pursuing my associate degree in Early Childhood Education! I chose this field because I have a passion for children and learning!!!
As a parent, I have loved our Center so much over the past 3 years that I became the Assistant Director! I am excited about serving our families and community!
I recently married my childhood best friend. We have a beautiful daughter and just added a crazy little Yorkie to our family. I look forward to many years to come with the Sunshine House!