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Smooth Transitions Start Here!

With 49 years of experience and private ownership, The Sunshine House is well-versed in acquiring existing and constructing new schools across the country.

Our transition plans allow for sellers to preserve their legacy and goals in the community. After all, our mission is to provide high-quality care and education – every child, every family, every day.

If you are interested in the acquisition of your business, greenfield development or real estate opportunities, we look forward to learning more!

Why The Sunshine House?

The Sunshine House is a regional, family-friendly company. Unlike a franchise or corporation, our business model allows for a more personal and transparent transition when you sell your daycare.
We understand the importance of a smooth transition for your business. Our priority is to use our experience partnering with businesses to ensure each step of the way puts you at ease while selling your daycare.
We want to create the greatest value possible. We collaborate with daycare owners to make sure everyone is on the same page, and come up with a game plan together.
We understand that confidentiality is crucial when making business decisions. Any discussions are closely protected in order to maintain discretion.

What's the Criteria?

These are some key criteria we're looking for in single or multi-unit acquisition opportunities:

  • Licensed location
  • Capacity of 125+
  • 10,000 - 12,000 sf facilities
  • Modern facilities and 10,000 sf playgrounds
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Qualified, trained team members
  • Excellent customer satisfaction ratings
  • Community participation and connection
  • Steady enrollments
  • Proximity to elementary schools, consumer retail, and dense residential
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“These are great people and I appreciate all they've done for our family! Everyone I've dealt with is friendly, professional, and polite no matter the day or the situation. Thank you for all of your hard work!” – Scott Rogers

Process Overview

Clear communication is our number one priority. We’re committed to providing you with peace of mind every step of the way.

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1. Introduction

Our development team will work with you to learn more about your personal objectives and needs for the future. Together we will gauge the compatibility of our visions and discuss the benefits of partnering together on a potential sale.

2. Exchange Information

Together, we will execute confidentiality agreements to protect sensitive information during initial discussions. We will then request essential information such as financial statements and ongoing operational information.

3. Get Involved

We will conduct an on-site visit and further analyze the opportunity within the community. Our team will present a non-binding offer letter outlining the key terms of the agreement, including the purchase price.

4. Due Diligence

The Sunshine House, in conjunction with our real estate partners, will conduct legal, financial, operational, and real estate due diligence as we work towards finalizing and funding the transaction.

5. Licensing and Closing

You will verify all necessary licenses, certifications, and compliance with local and state regulations. We will address any compliance issues and work with you to rectify them before proceeding. You will transition the license and we will fund the transaction upon signing of all legal documentation at Closing.

6. Integration

We will work alongside you to create a detailed plan for integrating the acquired business into Sunshine House operations. We will communicate the acquisition to employees, parents, and other stakeholders and address any concerns. We will continuously monitor the integration process to preserve your legacy in the community and ensure a smooth transition.

Let's Chat!

Get in touch with one of our development team members today.

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