The Sunshine House Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC

Childcare, Daycare & Preschool in Columbia

2225 Decker Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29206
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6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Learning Starts at The Sunshine House of Columbia!

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


  • Real-time photo & video updates with our free mobile app
  • School readiness, Spanish, sign language & literacy programs
  • Nationally-recognized, state-approved curriculum
  • Experienced, caring teachers and staff
  • Healthy meals, snacks, baby food and formula included in tuition
  • Secure building with electronic keypad entry



  • Conder Elementary
  • Forest Lake Elementary
  • Jackson Creek Elementary
  • Joseph Keels Elementary
  • Windsor Elementary

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Meet Our Director

Meet Our Director, Dr. Monica Elkins

Hello! My name is Dr. Monica Elkins and I have been an educator for more than 30 years. I am a former public school teacher, principal and college professor. I was elected in November 2012 and reelected in November 2016 to serve on Richland School District Two School Board. 

I enjoy serving as an advocate and voice for the less fortunate, public education and for educators. Teaching and learning is a part of my DNA. I truly believe that all children are special. I am very active in the community and serves in the following organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eastern Star, South Carolina Schools Board Association, South Carolina Association for School Administrators, South Carolina Alliance of Black Educators, Columbia Area Reading Council, Youth Arbitrator with Richland County Sheriff’s Dept, and a Life member with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post # 4262. Also, I am a Former Board member with the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) and Richland County Education Association (RCEA).  

I am a member of First Northeast Baptist Church. My favorite quote is "Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish, he will eat for a lifetime”.

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