Award-Winning Daycare near Northern CO Medical Center Greeley, CO
NAEYC-Accredited Daycare, Preschool & Pre-K in Greeley, CO
Across from Northern Colorado Medical Center
Educational Childcare & Preschool Near Me in Greeley, CO!
Welcome to the Sunshine House of Greeley, located across from Northern CO Medical Center
Bright futures start here! For more than 45 years, The Sunshine House of Greeley, CO 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 nationally-accredited educational daycare, preschool & Pre-K programs focus on school readiness, social, emotional and intellectual development, literacy, problem-solving skills, 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 The Sunshine House of Greeley.
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Greeley, CO School Features
- Voted Best Childcare in Greeley
- NAEYC-Accredited; Colorado Shines Level 4 School
- Security cameras in all classrooms
- Photo & video mobile app updates
- Exceptional, long-term teachers and staff
- Nationally-recognized curriculum
- School readiness, literacy & Spanish programs
- Large, fun playgrounds separated by age
- Summer adventure camp for kids aged 5-8
- Healthy meals and snacks included in tuition
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- Infant Daycare (6 weeks to 1 year)
At The Sunshine House of Greeley, 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, 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 infant’s interests and development.
- Toddler Daycare (1 to 3 years)
Our toddler daycare program is designed to respond to this unique stage of development. Your toddler 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 to 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 to 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 to 5 years)
Our Pre-K program prepares your child for success in Kindergarten. Using the nationally-recognized Creative Curriculum®, Pre-K provides fun experiences in language, math, science, social studies, music and art. And you’ll know exactly how your child is progressing! Our program includes a comprehensive assessment tool to help you and your child’s teacher measure progress and set goals to ensure a successful transition into Kindergarten.
- Junior Kindergarten (5 years)
Coming January 2022
- Summer Camp (4 to 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. Junior summer camp is available for 4-year-olds.
- Spring Break & Winter Break Camps (5 to 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, Connie Wilkins-Ruff
Hello! My name is Connie Wilkins-Ruff. I have enjoyed being the Center Director at Sunshine House of Greeley since July of 2014. I have been a Director for 22 years and have worked in childcare since 1980. I earned my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Leadership.
The best part of my job is to meet and be greeted by our families and children each day. The smiles and hugs are the fuel for my continued enthusiasm. It is wonderful to be a part of a fantastic team of staff. I am thankful for the advancements in the world of early learning. During challenges, pandemics, and day to day life scenarios, the children have proven to be resilient. The children without effort project happiness throughout each day no matter the challenge that lays ahead. Our early learners can learn through discovery, invitation, and investigations of play.
I am a very proud mother of three sons, and two daughters-in-law. My granddaughter and grandson add complete joy to our lives. In my free time, I spend time with two big dogs, travel, sew and garden. The highlight of my life is spending time with my family and being together on adventures.
It is the best job in the world to be "able to play" with awesome kids every day! It is great to be at the Sunshine House in Greeley, Colorado!