Reviews

"it's truly comforting to leave your children in a place that you don't have to worry about them"

Our son went there after trying several places with no luck. They are caring andf our daughter now goes there as well. She loves it and the staff is caring, considerate and it's truly comforting to leave your children in a place that you don't have to worry about them!
Dave

"We knew from the moment we walked into Sunshine House that this was the place for our boys."

Sunshine house is the best! Our family loves it! We knew from the moment we walked into Sunshine House that this was the place for our boys. Our boys had been in other day cares before, but Sunshine House is by far the best out of all the ones that we used and visited. The teachers are wonderful - they all care very much about the children and that is very apparent in the care that the children receive. These teachers are not just there because they need/want a job, they are there because they love what they do - you can tell! The positive environment that Sunshine house provides is exactly what we were looking for. We really like that our kids get to choose what activity they want to be a ...

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Fatma

"They treated my children as I would have treated them."

My three boys attended Sunshine House in Oakley for a few years. I LOVE Sunshine House! All of the teachers were friendly and caring. They treated my children as I would have treated them. They always had great projects and games, very healthy snacks and most holidays they had a nice family event with pictures and an area to hang out with your children. My boys never wanted to go home. Thank you Sunshine House for being a great place for our kids!!!! Melisa Su'esu'e
Melisa

"...teachers give us and Cooper a warm, caring feeling..."

The teachers are my number one! They'e always been so great, friendly, and give us and Cooper a warm, caring feeling. Keep up the good work!
Cooper's Parents

"The entire staff is very friendly, personable, and caring..."

Overall experience :):) The entire staff is very friendly, personable, and caring. There are lots of fun and educational activities for Makena (and the parents!) to participate in. The environment is clean, organized and well-run. The curriculum is fun and stimulating. We love the calendar, newsletter, and arriving to smiling faces each day!We greatly value regular feedback on Makena and her progress as she continuously integrates at Sunshine House. She loves to talk about school and we are thrilled with the experience. Great work...THANK YOU!!
Makena's Parents

"staff welcomed him with open arms...I feel blessed..."

This school has been wonderful. I was hesitant about bringing my son due to the fact that he had some behavioral issues but the staff welcomed him with open arms and have supported him and myself 100%. I feel blessed that I found a pre-school that I can trust and that my son loves. They have been completely open to helping my son in any way and have taken the time to fill out paperwork, allow him to be observed in school and have been very patient about everything. Great school and I'm looking forward to signing up my 2 year old!!!!
Sandy

"10 STARS if I could...details in little things that make children feel special!"

We recently moved our 2 kids (a 4 1/2 year old son and a 2 year old daughter) from another day care. We had been at our previous day care since my son was 5 months old. As a mother, I was a little nervous at what to expect. would the kids like the center would the teachers be loving would they make friends would there be activities that would get them kindergarten ready After being there just a month, I have no idea why i worried so much! Sunshine House is like a breath of fresh air. The center is a happy, fun environment for our children. On their first day,they children received a welcome package and pictures of them enjoying their first day. For the parents, we also received a welcome gift and a letter detailing ...

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Genny

"Within days we noticed his vocabulary explode with new words and better pronunciation."

Sunshine House is a wonderful place! We have had our son there for almost two years now. The staff, fellow parents, and other children are a delight to interact with. Stop by for a visit and you will be welcomed with open arms and smiles! We love, love, love Sunshine House! You can feel the happiness and love flow from the moment you walk through the door. We were welcomed with open arms on our very first (unscheduled) visit. Our son immediately joined in playing with a group of kids, who promptly asked "what is this friend's name" He didn't even notice my husband and I weren't following him around and were talking the teachers instead. We really like the fact that they encourage unannounced visits to sneak a peek at your child during the days at any ...

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Joy

"The teachers are so awesome there and really take the time to get to know your child and their learning needs."

My son went to sunshine house at 2 years old and now he's in kindergarten. He loved going to sunshine house. Not only did he love going to preschool but he now even loves going to kindergarten. They prepared him so well for his future in the "big" school. The teachers are so awesome there and really take the time to get to know your child and their learning needs. I can't wait till my daughter goes there
Michelle Frades

"I found the staff to be very caring and attentive..."

I found the staff to be very caring and attentive to the care and needs of the kids and the structure is great for a child transitioning to kindergarten. My son always looks forward to going and loves the play time and learning experience as well. I recommend Sunshine House to anyone who is looking for caring and energetic staff as well as structured learning to help prepare their child for the entry years of School.
Rod

"I feel blessed that I found a pre-school that I can trust and that my son loves"

This school has been wonderful. I was hesitant about bringing my son due to the fact that he had some behavioral issues but the staff welcomed him with open arms and have supported him and myself 100%. I feel blessed that I found a pre-school that I can trust and that my son loves. They have been completely open to helping my son in any way and have taken the time to fill out paperwork, allow him to be observed in school and have been very patient about everything. Great school and I'm looking forward to signing up my 2 year old!!!!
A Google User

"I am a little sad that we did not know about them sooner..."

My kids have been attending Sunshine House now for 4 months now and We are still so happy to have made the switch to the center. Every week they offer something new for the children in terms of education and development. They rotate their toys often so there is a constant flow of "new" things for them to discover. They frequently bring in outside resources such as the police department, fire department, the mayor and the librarian to teach the children about our community. Not only do they care for the children, but the parents also. Recently they gifted each family with coffee mugs and offer a daily coffee station for parents to get their morning coffee before going to work! Sunshine House teachers truely care about the children and will do everything possible to make you feel ...

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Genny

"I doubt better care could be taken of them outside of my home."

Sunshine House, Martinez is the best place I can imagine my child to be. Everything they do is based in love and education. My oldest was more than prepared for Kindergarten and my child that is currently attending can't wait to get there in the morning! I don't ever worry about my child's safety or well being while they are at Sunshine House. I doubt better care could be taken of them outside of my home.
Alfonzo

"...above and beyond the 2nd happiest place on earth for kids!"

The Sunshine House is above and beyond the 2nd happiest place on earth for kids! Parents love it too! Our son just started there a few months ago and we had him only going for 2 days a week but recently we increased his days becasue he loves it so much!

The teachers are all great! They all seem to have a vested interest in the kids and thier success and thier knowledge! My son talks about them all the time which means that the time he is there they leave a lasting, nuturing impression.

The scheduled activities for the kids are fun and new and keep my son excited each and every day for the new adventure awating him behind the door at Sunshine House. My son is learning so much and that make me more than thrilled!

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Taylor G. Concord

"Many of their teachers have been with sunshine house for many years (20+), which is a good sign of what kind of program they have."

Sunshine house has a great program for the little ones all the way through pre-school. Both of my daughters went to sunshine house, so we have a long history with them. The teachers are very attentive, and truly seem to love their jobs. Many of their teachers have been with sunshine house for many years (20+), which is a good sign of what kind of program they have. My youngest daughter has several food allergies, so I was a worried mom when we sent her to day care. But the teachers were very aware and cautious, and also never made her feel uncomfortable. Thank you sunshine house for many great years of love and care!
Cynthia Duran

"Our son is learning so much and making many memories."

When we moved from Pleasant Hill to Oakley we found Sunshine house. We love this school! Our son is learnIng so much and making many memories. The teachers are amazing and the students get so much out of this school. They have special events for holidays that are great, and even a preschool graduation. I highly recommend the sunshine house of Oakley!
Connstance H. Oakley

"they really go the extra mile in ensuring the students' success."

Sunshine House has been wonderful for our whole family. My daughter looks forward to her time there everyday and has learned so much in the 9 months that she has been attending the pre-K program at Sunshine House. The teachers are knowledgeable and caring; they really go the extra mile in ensuring the students' success. Sunshine house is so welcoming and fun that when I drop off my daughter I can barely get my three year old son to leave. He is so eager and excited to start school this fall. Enrolling your child at Sunshine House is one of the best ways to prepare them for Kindergarten and the years to come. Thanks for everything Sunshine House!
Lindsay Johnson

"totally prepared and excelled for her grade"

My daughter graduated from here in 2011. She went to kindergarten totally prepared and excelled for her grade. She misses Sunshine house now, but they prepared her and she had a lot of fun doing so!
Mike Mortimer

"So glad we picked Sunshine House!!!!"

Awesome! Staff is wonderful and treat everyone like their own! So glad we picked Sunshine House!!!! Would highly recommend!
Garrett Fogel

"They played, they learned, and made good friends"

My kids all went to Sunshine House for a couple of years. They are wild boys and Sunshine House was good for them. They liked their teachers a lot and had fun there. They played, learned and made good friends that they still play with even though they are now too old for Sunshine House. I would recommend them to anyone. The teachers are very nice and take care of the kids just like we want them to be taken care of. Thanks Sunshine House! Mori
Moriuto Suesue

"Sunshine House has been a blessing in disguise."

Sunshine House has been a blessing in disguise. Our son started going in February he had really bad separation anxiety. With the help of all of the staff at sunshine house, i can now drop him off without having to worry about him. Everyone at Sunshine House does an amazing job with all of the children. Thank you Sunshine House.
Jolyn Duquette

"Caring and attentive...vocabulary has excelled in short time"

My sister -in-law and I both bring our kids to Sunshine House and we love it! The teachers are so caring and attentive to all the children. My daughter's vocabulary has excelled in the short amount of time she has been there. Truly a great place and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nurturing and educational environment for their preschooler!
Amy Bellesbach

"As a teacher myself, I highly recommend Sunshine House"

My grandson attends Sunshine House (Walnut St.) in Brentwood. They offer a wonderful acamedic program all the while providing a nurturing environment . As a teacher myself, I highly recommend the Sunshine House Preschool for any family looking for an excellent program for their children!
Elizabeth Adney

"I remember his kindergarten teacher was not surprised on how well he was doing when she found out that he had attended Sunshine House"

I thank Sunshine House for my son's academic achievements. I believe that Sunshine House prepared him with the fundamentals to start on the right track entering elementary school. I remember his kindergarten teacher was not surprised on how well he was doing when she found out that he had attended Sunshine House. Now with my daughter starting kindergarten I am certain that we will have the same academic experience!
Maria Ambriz

"Teachers are always supportive with instruction, learning, friendships..."

We have one of our boys at Sunshine House and he loves it everyday! He has met many friends here and the teachers are always supportive with instruction, learning, friendships and much more. We can't wait to let our youngest join this wonderful Pre-School within the Brentwood Community "his kindergarten teacher was not surprised on how well he was doing when she found out he had attended Sunshine House.
Natalie Crawford

"Every night at the dinner table, my daughter can't stop talking about what she learned that day."

My daughter has been attending Sunshine House on Walnut Blvd since earlier this year. All of the teachers at the school are very professional, attentive and caring. We are always greeted with friendly smile and feel welcome. Every night at the dinner table, my daughter can't seem to stop talking about what she had learned that day and how much fun she had with her friends and teachers. I have noticed a huge change in her personality as well. From being a very shy girl who would not want any sort of attention from anyone, she became more outgoing, friendly, outspoken and active. My daughter initially started with a half day program but now is enrolled full time as she kept telling me that she was being picked up too early. I am overwhelmingly ...

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Katherine Y.

"Sunshine house is a great place to send your pride and joy and know they will be taken care of with love!"

Quality Excellent - My son has been going to Sunshine House for almost 7 months, previosly at a smaller in house daycare. My husband and I pulled our son from the other daycare as we noticed he was not very happy there and seemed sad to go! Since at Sunshine it's the opposite our son loves to go he loves all of his teachers and his friends! So much so when he is sick and has to stay home he keeps asking to go! Sunshine house is a great place to send your pride and joy and know they will be taken care of with love! Our family LOVES Sunshine House and would definately recommed it!!!!! Sharisse & joe Bree
Sharisse Bree

"very clean and farely germ free which is amazing!"

Sunshine house is the best preschool in brentwood and very affordable. Since my son has been going there, he's definatly smarter just in a few months. Every single staff member is wonderful and a pleasure to talk to. Always a friendly greeting when we walk through the door. Although my little guy isnt the easiest to drop off, they all make me feel easier about it when i leave and assure me he will be okay. The curriculum is on point and then some. They are very creative with the way they teach the children, and they deliver it in so many different styles for every kids learning styles. I would definatly recommend sunshine house. The staff looks happy to be their and so do the kids. They also keep the facility very clean and farely germ free which is amazing!
Christine Niederer

"very flexible with working around your schedule, and the teacher to child ratio is great!"

We started Sunshine House Preschool in Brentwood about 3 months ago. We LOVE it and more importantly my 3 year old daughter loves it. She is always excited to go to school, they are very flexible with working around your schedule, and the teacher to child ratio is great! All of the teachers are so sweet and really care about the kids. they have a HUGE outside play yard for the children and the entire play area is shaded for those hot Brentwood days! I cant say enough great things about this school."Sunshine house is a great place to send your pride and joy"
Stephanie Bellow

"friendly and attentive to everyone's needs"

My daughter loves Sunshine House almost as much as her dad and I do. The teachers and staff are all very friendly and attentive to everyone's needs. She is learning new things everyday and making many new friends. Thank you Sunshine House!
Mandey Alexander

"I never expected that level of compassion!"

I can't say enough great things about Sunshine House. My son started about 2 months ago and he has enjoyed it so much! Every single day, he asks to go to "school"! I was one of those parents who had a really hard time with anyone but grandma caring for my child. My first few days were really difficult. I love that they welcome parents to visit anytime. That alone is a great stress reliever. Since the first day, the staff has been so supportive....to the both of us. Every teacher and director always has a bright smile on their face...you can tell they really enjoy the children and their jobs. Their energy is felt the second you walk through the door. My son has learned so much. New songs, words, letters, games, patience, how to share, etc. English is his second language and ...

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Jelena Radmanovic

"We are amazed and feel lucky to have seen the transformation in our son"

We enrolled our 3 year old son Ali at Sunshine House located in Brentwood in March of 2012 and we are so pleased with the level of professionalism displayed from the helpful, caring and friendly staff day in and day out. Our son was very timid at first and it took some time for him to acclimate to his new environment, but once he was over that phase with the warm guidance of the staff, he now is so excited to be going to Sunshine house and looks forward to seeing his friends and raves about his teachers. We are amazed and feel lucky to have seen the transformation in our son.
Broadfan

"attentiveness to the children who need those extra hugs when they say goodbye to mom and dad"

The things I am most impressed with at Sunshine House are the attentiveness to the children who need those extra hugs when they say goodbye to mom and dad. The friendliness of the teachers. There are always hellos when I walk through the door. The staff there is very welcoming and really pay attention to your needs. They make you feel comfortable leaving your child. They have an open door policy that is wonderful! I love all the activities they do to get the parents involved and feel a part of the school as well. The school has a great family feel to it. All these are great qualities to a great school. I rate this school 5 stars with no doubts!!
Niki B

"strongly recommend it to anyone"

Our daughter goes here and absolutely loves it! We love it too, it's a great daycare/preschool in Brentwood & we would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere where your child can learn and grow along with great teachers and kids, A+!!
Amanzio Nascimbene

"love how all the Teachers truly make each of the kids there feel like they are their favorites."

We have been part of the Sunshine House #2 Family for many years now. Our older son (now 10), started there when he was 2 years old. He is now in 4th grade, and doing extremely well, and we believe it has a lot to do with where he started. We now have a 4 year old son there, and we feel he is already more then ready to start Kindergarden. We love the fact, that almost all of the Teachers have been with SSH for many many years, most have been there since we started in 2005. We also love how all the Teachers at SSH #2 truly make each of the kids there feel like they are their favorites. We also love the little yellow hand written notes we get once ...

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Mike Britto

"she has grown leaps and bounds. She knows her numbers"

My daughter started at Sunshine House Brentwood 2 6 months ago and I am so pleased that I found Sunshine House! The teachers are wonderful and so understanding that my daughter is sometimes shy at first and needs to warm up before I say goodbye. Every teacher is so helpful and is willing to spend additional one on one time with my daughter to get her comfortable as I leave. My daughter talks about the teachers and her friends at Sunshine House all the time. I love seeing everything she is learning and all of the crafts she brings home each day. Just in the last 6 months since she has been there she has grown leaps and bounds. She knows her numbers, colors, letters, alphabet and I know it is because of the circle time at school. I am so ...

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Jessica Lake February

"this is the place in Brentwood to take your child for childcare"

My son will be starting daycare/ preschool here in the next few weeks. From the moment my family and I toured I knew it was the place I wanted my son to go. In my opinion this is the place in brentwood to take your child for childcare. They have a very friendly staff. I feel safe knowing my kid will be surrounded by such wonderful caring teachers. I feel that sunshine house is going to make my son grow up to be a wonderful student because of the staff
Samantha Strickler

"Right now he is reading all letters trying to figure out what the word is."

I chose sunshine house after looking at serval preschools because when we walked in my son Connor felt the most comfortable there.
Michelle M

"My 5yo is reading at near the 2nd grade level!"

My family moved in June 2013--I should have posted this, then! "Unfortunately, our family is relocating, it has been a tough decision to make and the fact that we love The Sunshine House (and its entire staff) so much certainly did not make our decision any easier. Our children have grown tremendously under the love and teachings that the staff and teachers have provided to them in these last 6 months. I am amazed and elated by how much they have learned. I have no doubt that my son is ready for kindergarten this fall and that my daughter has a foundation that has prepared her for academic paths, as well. As we make plans for our move and begin looking for a child development center for our children to attend, we know that the next 'center' will have HUGE expectations ...

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Rosalyn B

"I personally can't share my gratitude enough"

Having recently celebrated "Parent Appreciation Week" at SH, I found the opportunity fitting to share my appreciation for the teachers and staff at Sunshine House. I personally can't share my gratitude enough for everything that the teachers and staff provide our 2 boys. I genuinely feel that they enjoy what they do, and that is evident in the way they interact with the kids, the activities they provide, and how happy my boys are since we began going to SH. Unfortunately, we only began taking our boys here since 2013, but I truly feel that the decision to do so was one of the best we have made regarding the care of our kids. I only wish that we could take our 1 y/o here too! Sincere thanks to all at SHB for everything that you have given our boys. We are so appreciative ...

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Karen Ludwig

"We noticed very quickly his vocabulary and communication skills building."

My 2 year old son has been attending Sunshine House 8 months now. The time has flown by and he has grown so much! When we began he was very attached to me and had limited experience being with other children his age. Morning drop offs were hard for him… and he was and is still is always welcomed each day with open arms/hugs and love !!…. Though now he runs in the door, waves *bye mom … and is off to start the day. We noticed very quickly his vocabulary and communication skills building. When he began he still had little language, used his pacifier (a lot :)) and carried his blankie around. Now he is a chatter box, naming everything, asking questions and talking in sentences, the pacifier is no more and the blankie stays in his cubby for ...

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Christy Sierra

"The special series like Strong Start where feelings and empathy are discussed and modeled are a bonus."

My daughter is in her third year at Sunshine House and she has absolutely flourished! She is always excited to go to school each day with her share item and participate in the many wonderful offerings - circle time, share time, center time, play time (of course!), yoga, bootcamp and Pre-K, among others. We chose Sunshine House 2 based on the learning environment and curriculum, the long tenure of teachers at the school (several have been there for 20+ years!), the facility (lots of room, clean, organized and a great big playyard) and also the very flexible hours and pick-up times. Each day we are greeted by the friendly staff with a hello and smile! The teachers are in tune with my daughter's personality, what she has been up to, how she is doing ...

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Dana Hilton

"I thank them for always teaching her good manners and good hygiene."

My daughter has been at Sunshine House since November 2013. The happiness that my child has every morning when I wake her up to go to school makes me realize we chose the right school for her. She enjoys the healthy and nutritious breakfast in the morning and can't wait to see Ms. Trish and thank her for the meal she prepares for her. My favorite is always the warm fresh baked bread she makes for the children weekly, it makes the school smell delicious! She talks about her teachers all the time specially Ms. Leslie. Bella comes home everyday with a fun and creative art project that teaches her to use materials appropriately, helps with her fine motor skills and promotes her imagination to flourish! I enjoy getting a picture text message showing me what she is enjoying ...

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Michael Fortner

"The wonderful teachers took her right in, and helped her (and me) to feel secure."

I absolutely LOVE Sunshine House in Brentwood, and their teachers!! I very reluctantly decided to look for care for my 4 year old last November, to help better prepare her for Transitional Kindergarten. I was very weary because my child had never been watched by anyone but myself or family, and she is by far my shy/timid child out of my three. I had just pictured her sitting at the edge of the yard watching everyone play, and not actually interacting or participating. Boy was I wrong!! =) The wonderful teachers took her right in, and helped her (and me) to feel secure. After a few days she was telling me about all of the new friends that she had made, and was excited to go everyday!! Not only did she flourish socially, but academically as ...

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Stacey Allen

"My daughter had just turned 2 and was not talking at all and were a little worried."

Sunshine House has been wonderful to my daughter and our family. I can not tell them enough that they are the best at what they do. My daughter had just turned 2 and was not talking at all and were a little worried. We enrolled her at Sunshine House because of the warm feeling we got when we entered the room. Everyone said hello and welcomed her with open arms. 2 weeks after she started we noticed our daughter start to talk more and by the end of the month we couldn't get her to stop. She had blossomed so quickly in just a month.

Being a first time mom I was nervous about my daughter starting a school with no language but the teachers are so wonderful with giving her extra hugs in the ...

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Niki B

"I have gotten tons of information about the day my child had and how well they are doing."

Both of my lovely children have gone through Sunshine House Martinez. They love the teachers and the structure. I have gotten tons of information about the day my child had and how well they are doing. When I have a concern I have no problem asking any of the teachers for assistance or advice. They have always been the most supportive even if our family is going through a rough time when I was sick last year they supported my son and let me know if he was having any social or emotional issues. My son is in his last year at SSH and my daughter graduated a year ago. They have thrived both socially and academically through the program here. I feel as if I am a part of a family when ...

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Ason Lucero

"I highly recommend Sunshine House to those parents who have a REALLY hard time of letting go and are just a ball of nervousness"

Our son recently started Sunshine House in July to prepare him for Kindergarten. As with all nervous parents, I (Husband was fine) was a complete emotional mother. It was gonna be the first time I had ever left our son for a few hours. When we came the first day, we were all welcomed with smiles and caring staff members. Our son was ready to venture out and was so comfortable. Each staff member is knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and extremely caring. I highly recommend Sunshine House to those parents who have a REALLY hard time of letting go and are just a ball of nervousness about preschool, etc. This is the best place and we are so happy and grateful that our son also enjoys it. It ...

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Claudine G

"balance of structure, learning, safety, and fun"

Our family moved here from Pleasant Hill last year, and we were looking for a place that offered balance of structure, learning, safety, and fun. We have two sons ages 2 and 4 and needed a place where we could feel comfortable leaving them at. Of all the preschools toured, we kept coming back to the Sunshine House 2.
David Maron

"The teachers are so understanding our daughter's separation issues"

Our daughter started Sunshine House when she was 2 and a half. Until then, she had only been around us and her grandparents. We were unsure of having her away from us to start school. But after meeting Miss Christy and seeing the school, we knew our daughter would in good hands. All the teachers are so nice and friendly. I love that the school is small but has a warm feeling to it and there is a lot to do. Our daughter is still shy and cries when I drop her off but stops crying as soon as I leave and always has a great time. The teachers are so understanding our daughter's separation issues when I leave but always try to make her feel safe and happy. Sunshine House brentwood is amazing and we can't wait for our son to ...

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Uma Cox

"We are so pleased how clean, organized and very active the staff are"

Our son recently started Sunshine House and all we have to say is THANK YOU SUNSHINE HOUSE!!! Our son LOVES going and enjoys learning a variety of things. We are so pleased how clean, organized and very active the staff at Sunshine House are and it is nice to know that our son is learning and feels comfortable going each time. As parents (especially my wife), it is always hard to trust anyone with your most precious treasure and at Sunshine House we were glad to know that they take great pride in what they do and teach the children. We highly recommend enrolling your child here, you will not be disappointed!
Vince Zambrana