Infant, toddler childcare, preschool and afterschool.


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


6 weeks - 12 years


  • Real-time photo and video updates of your child with the Sunshine House app
  • Newly remodeled classrooms and building
  • Free Spanish, sign language and literacy programs
  • Nationally-recognized curriculum personalized to your child
  • Fresh, nutritious meals and snacks


Tuition varies by classroom and program. For current classroom availability and tuition information, please contact us!

School Transportation:

  • A.C. Moore Elementary
  • Rosewood Elementary
  • South Kilbourne Elementary
  • Meadowfield Elementary
  • Annie Burnside Elementary
  • Caughman Road Elementary
  • Mill Creek Elementary
  • Hopkins Elementary
  • Horrell Hill Elementary

Meet the Director, Zena Hayes

My name is Zena Hayes and I am the Center Director of The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy on Greenlawn Drive in Columbia, SC.

I have been a part of The Sunshine House team since 2003. When I began my journey here, I started as a teacher in the classroom working with young children of all ages. Since then, I have worked my way up within the company in different areas and now Center Director. I have worn many hats down through the years. I am very thankful to be a part of a company that provides room for experience and growth.

I currently have my SC Early Childhood Credential (2005), SC Director Credential (2013), and I'm currently working on my Associate's Degree in Early Care and Education at Midlands Technical College.

I am happily married, and have three beautiful daughters. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going to church.

I believe that the early years are the most important in a child’s development. I feel that if there is some way I can help impact a child’s life, then I would love to be a part of that experience.

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  • Is it normal to feel guilty and miss your kids every day you are away from them when you work a full time, Monday-Friday job? That said, I couldn't think of a better place for them to be, because you and your staff treat all the kids as if they were your own. So thank you and I guess I should be grateful when they go to bed at night telling me how much they love all of their teachers and their friends... Let alone be grateful for the amazing gains they both have made. 


  • I have always enjoyed my child going to The Sunshine House. I am extremely impressed as of late with the professionalism, with the teachers and the School Administrator! Thank you for all that you do!

    -Sam H.

  • I have seen my children grow and prosper radiantly in the last two months. I am so glad I chose The Sunshine House. I am so blessed and thankful to have my children in your hands.

    -Lisa B.

  • The Sunshine House works for your children. They care about them as if they were their own. I am not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like this.

    -Kym D.


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