Hi! My name is Fran Bartlett, and I am the director of The Sunshine House in Summerville. I have been with The Sunshine House since 1992. I was a teacher with every age group until becoming a director in 1999.
I married my high school sweetheart, John, 25 years ago, and we have two wonderful boys, Cody and Kobe. We also have a Weimaraner, Tinsel.
Caring for and nurturing children is all I am wired to do. It is my passion. I attended Trident Technical College in Charleston in 2010 and graduated with honors in applied science and early childhood education.
I love reading and spending lots of time at the beach. Living on the coast is the best!
My daughter goes to the Sunshine House. I am very wary of having people watch her because she has special needs. I've always felt safe and secure knowing she is very well taken care of each day. From day one, the entire staff has taken careful precautions with my daughter and has learned how to properly care for her. I couldn't ask for better. The teachers and staff really feel like family!
Our daughters attend the Sunshine House and they love it. The teachers are wonderful and attentive to our children's needs. The directors have been nothing short of supportive and amazing with our children. We absolutely love our center and love the fact that our children are excited to go each day.
This may be just a day care to some, my three-year-old has been learning. She is very stubborn and does not like writing when we practice at home, but one weekend I went to practice with her and she could write an A. It is very refreshing to know that what I am teaching at home is being reinforced and shows the level of care and experience that their staff has.
My children and I absolutely love this place. The staff is beyond helpful and accommodating. My children were on the waiting list for this center for close to a year, and it was worth EVERY DAY we waited. They are always smiling and making cute crafts after school. The teachers are always engaged with them and having fun. I refuse to take my children elsewhere. This center is worth every dime!