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A child’s first day can be full of excitement and a little anxiety. That goes for your child and for you, too! Our goal is to make this process easy for everyone. Here is everything you’ll need to know to get started!

At Drop Off

  • Enter the building using the front door code administered by your school director.
  • Check-in using the lobby iPad.
  • Please accompany your child to the classroom, and ensure a teacher is aware of your arrival.
  • Place any belongings or extra clothing in your child’s cubby for safekeeping.
  • Check the communication board for lesson plans, calendars, and menus.

What to Bring, What to Wear

  • For your child’s safety, only tennis shoes or sneakers with a skid resistant sole are allowed.
  • Please do not bring any snacks or food.
  • Bring one change of seasonal clothing.
  • For infants, we encourage you to bring a family picture to hang on your baby’s crib.
  • Please label all your child’s clothing and personal items with his/her name.

At Pick-Up

  • Sign your child out using the lobby iPad or computer.
  • Pick your child up from their classroom.

Log into the Parent Portal

  • Visit our Parent Portal
    • Your username: your email address
    • Your temporary password: password1!
  • Select “Account” and change your password.
  • Once registered, you’ll receive emails from our school! You can also make payments, set up autopay, update your information, add authorized pick-ups, and more!
  • Tuition is due on Monday. A late fee is assessed if payment is received after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Download The Sunshine House Mobile App

  • You’ll receive an email invitation to download our mobile app. Or you can get started at https://secure.kidreports.com/login.
    • Your username: your email address
    • Your temporary password: PASSWORD
  • Once logged in, edit your profile to receive updates via text, email or app push notifications.
  • After you’ve set up your account, download our app (search “The Sunshine House App” in your App Store).
  • Log in with the same username and password as above, and you’re all set!

We hope your first day is exciting and successful! If you have any questions regarding your child’s first day, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.