Groundhog Day Pancakes - Simple and Seasonal
Gear up for Groundhog Day with these cute groundhog pancakes!🥞
All you need is pancake mix, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips! (And of course, butter and syrup to your liking).
Check out the easy instructions at www.simpleandseasonal.com/groundhog-day-pancakes/ and bon appetit!
Groundhog Day Pancakes - Simple and Seasonal
Celebrate the traditional American holiday with these Groundhog Day Pancakes. If he says 6 more weeks of winter, at least you had cute pancakes!
Congratulations, Denise McNeil!🎉
Denise recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the Sunshine House of Concord, NC. Thank you, Denise, for all you do for the children and families in your community!
Did you know? 90% of brain development occurs in the first five years!
Our exclusive infant curriculum, Brain Connect, is designed around the 5 building blocks of brain development and ensures your baby progresses toward important developmental goals, including:
🧠 Critical Thinking
Learn more at www.sunshinehouse.com/our-curriculum/
“I love this location. They have done everything to help me and my son. My son has to take medication for his asthma throughout the day, and they make him very comfortable while giving him his medication. The directors are also very helpful. No missed communication at all. My son loves his teachers, and they love him.” – Danielle C., Rock Hill, SC
Congratulations to our school in Ballantyne, NC and Center Director Yvette Murphy for 100% teammate retention throughout 2022!🎉 Each and every employee at this school is a long-term member of the Sunshine House family! 🌞
Who is your favorite Winnie the Pooh character and why? Tell us in the comments below! 🧸🐷🐯 🦉🦘🐰
Happy National Winnie the Pooh Day!🧸
What are some of your favorite Winnie the Pooh Adventures to share with your child? Tell us in the comments below!
What is Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh) afraid of?
Today we honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for character and honor, and he believed in the foundation of education. We are grateful for the change he made for our world today!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an incredible man with an equally powerful message. It’s important for young children to know his legacy and understand what he fought for. But where do you start? Thankfully, some wonderful authors have written impactful books that bring MLK and the civil rights period to life through the eyes of children.
Check out our top 5 children’s books to share with your kids on MLK Day! www.sunshinehouse.com/top-5-childrens-books-mlk-day/
Congratulations to Christine Tedards!🎉
Christine recently celebrated her 10-Year Anniversary with the Sunshine House of Greenwood, SC. Thank you, Christine, for your many years of service to your school and families!🌞
This month our Toddlers are reading “Cuddle” by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis. Who doesn’t love a good cuddle? This book explores the joy of being held by someone you love.🥰
In our study this week, Toddlers have focused on the difference between big and small. Ask your child to identify objects that are big, and objects that are small. You’ll be surprised at how much they’re learning!
“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
What is Creative Curriculum®?
Creative Curriculum® teaches exploration and discovery as a way of learning – and teaches children to be creative, confident thinkers.💭
We are proud to use the award-winning Creative Curriculum® in our classrooms, blended with the latest research into early education and brain development. It has the power to build a solid learning foundation for your child. Learn more at www.sunshinehouse.com/our-curriculum/
Last week our School Age students in Frisco, TX made bird feeders and paper birds for National Bird Day! Check it out:
One of our own, Rebecca Anderson, was honored and awarded the Clark Vinson Award by the Georgia Child Care Association last month. This award recognizes leadership and contributions to the early childhood community in Georgia.
Rebecca has served in early childhood education for over 40 years. She has been a champion for high quality education and a mentor for many. Thank you, Rebecca for all you do for the community of early childhood education!🌞
Our South Carolina Curriculum Summit is happening this weekend! Our SC Center Directors are having a blast diving into The Sunshine House curriculum. Tell us what you've learned so far!⤵️
If you’re looking for a tactile way to get your kids involved with organization in the home and age-appropriate chores, look no further!
A family chore jar is easy to make, and easy to stick to each week. Grab a jar, some popsicle sticks and colorful sharpies. Then, write a chore on each popsicle stick – pick up legos, water the plants, place dishes into the dishwasher – just to name a few. If your kids have an age gap, create a jar for each child!
Need more inspiration to get your family on board with household chores and organization? Check out our top 6 Ways to Jump-Start Your January at https://sunshinehouse.com/6-ways-to-jump-start-your-january/
What New Year's goals have you and your little ones set for 2023? We want to hear! Tell us in the comments below:
“My children have attended this center for several years, so we’ve had the opportunity to experience every class level of care. I trust the staff implicitly to teach and take care of my children. We have been so happy with the level of care and service at all levels.
They also have an app that allows parents and caregivers to stay up to date on my child’s daily activities and makes communication a breeze. Definitely recommend Sunshine House!” – Katie O., Cartersville, GA
Congratulations to Amanda Ernst!✨
Amanda recently celebrated her 10-Year Anniversary with the Sunshine House of Loganville, GA. Thank you, Amanda, for your dedication and loyalty to the children and families in your community!🌞
Happy New Year!🎉
Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2023!✨
What year did the New Year's Eve Ball first drop in Times Square?
The Sunshine House of Fayetteville on Hopper Road is now a NC 4-Star⭐school! Congratulations to our team of amazing teachers for this huge honor. We are proud of all your accomplishments!✨
In this month's Seeds of Literacy program📚🌱, our school age students have been reading "Gooney Bird Greene" by Lois Lowry. Gooney is a unique little girl in a new classroom who tells tales of her faraway adventures.
Through the world of Gooney Bird Greene, we explore the components of a good story📖. What is your favorite story or book? Tell us in the comments below, then share with your child to start a discussion.🗨️
Congratulations, Elizabeth Hoover!🌞
Elizabeth is celebrating 5 years with the Sunshine House of Blythewood, SC. We are so grateful for your commitment to education and your community!✨
Merry Christmas from the Sunshine House!🎄🎇
Wishing you all the warmest moments and a joyful holiday with your loved ones.
Happy holidays from around the Sunshine House!🎄
Featuring our students and teachers in Florence, SC, Greensboro, SC, and Fort Collins, CO.🌞
“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde
Holiday Parent Poll!✨
What is your family's favorite meal to enjoy for the holidays🍽️? Tell us in the comments below!👇
Holiday Parent Hack!✨
It's common for children to feel overwhelmed during the holidays with all the parties and family members they don't see frequently. Come up with a code word with your child for holiday gatherings🎄. When they need to use the restroom or feel overwhelmed, the code word will express their need without feeling embarrassed.
For more parent hacks to make your holidays less stressful, check out www.hellobello.com/blogs/hello-bello-blog/8-easy-ish-parent-hacks-for-less-stressful-holidays/
“Great teachers! I love them all! Both of my daughters love it here. They treat us like family and truly love their students.❤️ The Director, Ms. Burgess, is very committed and goes above and beyond to take care of everything and keeps everything organized.” – Melisha A., North Charleston, SC
Happy National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! 🎄👕
We hope everyone is enjoying this day with the most festive sweaters. Want to show yours off? Share a photo of your family's ugly sweaters in the comments below!
Congratulations to the Sunshine House of Frisco, Texas! They recently received a 3-Star⭐rating in the Texas Rising Star program. This is a huge accomplishment, and we are so grateful for our hardworking team of teachers in Frisco! Thank you for all you do✨
Fun Activities for Kids: Christmas Handprint Reindeer
There's nothing quite like crafting with your kids during the holiday season🎄, especially when it involves their handprints✋. Ready to make a Christmas Handprint Reindeer🦌?
Grab the supplies from the list below, and head over to https://mommysavers.com/fun-activities-kids-christmas-handprint-reindeer/ for easy instructions!
🦌 construction paper
🦌 brown paint
🦌 white paint
🦌 red or green paint
🦌 red or black pompom
🦌 googly eyes
🦌 a jingle bell
Make sure to post a photo of the final results in the comments below!👇
Fun Activities for Kids: Christmas Handprint Reindeer
Fun Activities for Kids: Christmas Handprint Reindeer This handprint reindeer craft is a fun Christmas activity for kids and it’s a really easy craft to make. All of the supplies for this Ch…
Holiday Trivia Time!🎁
How many total gifts are given for the 12 days of Christmas?
Did you know today is Gingerbread House Day? 🏠🎄
The gingerbread house was established in Germany, inspired by the story of Hansel and Gretel. Building a gingerbread house with your little ones is a fun holiday activity and a great benefit to your child's development.🌱
Check out 4 Reasons to Build a Gingerbread House with Your Child this holiday season! https://sunshinehouse.com/benefits-of-building-gingerbread-houses/
We recently celebrated a few milestone anniversaries at the Sunshine House in Marietta, GA!🌞
Shayla Harrell (first photo) and Erika Tate (second photo) are celebrating 5 years with the Sunshine House. Congratulations, ladies! We are so grateful for all you do for your community!🥰
Our faces when we found out we won Best of Georgia for the second year in a row!🤩
Congratulations to our Cartersville school for winning Best of Georgia 2022 in the Child Care Centers category! This is such an honor, and we want to recognize their achievement. Keep up the great work, Cartersville team!🌞
"When a child gives you a gift, even if it’s a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It may be the only thing they have to give, and they have chosen to give it to you." -Dean Jackson