Sunshine Early Learning Center
Here at Sunshine, our goals and curriculum have been developed to contribute to each child's social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.  We've dedicated ourselves to providing a well-planned and nurturing environment so that each child may reach their full potential. Though one of our many goals is to provide our community with quality childcare, we pride ourselves on building a perpetual educational foundation for your child so that they can grow and excel.
Discovery Learning at its   Best
  1. "When you teach a child to do something, you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself"
    - Jean Piaget
  2. "Play is the highest form of research."
    - Albert Einstein
  3. "Tell me and I will FORGET. Teach me and I will REMEMBER. Involve me and I will LEARN."
    - Benjamin Franklin
Our all- inclusive curriculum allows our children to be hands-on so that they may learn from their environment. We believe that experience is the best teacher, so all of our activities and lesson plans are structured towards each child's unique ability to create their own results. Our unconventional approach to teaching allows our children to put our lessons in action and to learn at their own pace while satisfying each district style of learning. 

Understanding that children learn through play we have designed eight learning centers (dramatic play, blocks, language, writing, math, science, music and creative arts) that encourage their development. In addition to providing a variety of activities, it is our duty as teachers to assess each child’s needs and guide their learning. We listen to our children and their parents so that we may include their ideas and interests in planning the curriculum. Our small child -to- teacher ratio (8:1) also helps us ensure effective learning.

Because your child’s health and nutrition plays an important role in their growth and development, we are obligated to serving meals of nutritional value. We enforce methods and practices for promoting good nutrition through education, role modeling, and supervision to provide minimum nutritional risk and maximum health.

In addition to our principles and teachings, we strongly encourage parent involvement in their child’s learning experience.  Parents are their child’s first teachers and what a family does to encourage learning is more important to student success than family income or education.
To make certain this objective is met, we offer extended services and referrals to help better serve our children and their families as well as provide advocacy throughout our community. Our weekly tuition is reasonable and discounts are available to those who qualify.
Though we are not a child care ministry, we exercise our spiritual beliefs and support our faith through prayer and enhancing our lesson plans with biblical content. However, we do respect each family’s cultural differences and will honor request regarding food consumption, traditional attire, and things of that nature.

Licensed in-home childcare (with all the qualities of a licensed facility)
Paths to Quality provider
Loving, experienced, and well trained staff (First Aid/CPR, CDA, MA degree, asthma procedures etc.)
CCDF accepted
Affordable rates (multiple sibling discount)
Before and after care available
AWESOME SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM! Ask about our active curriculum!
  1. Danielle Buckner
    Danielle Buckner
  2. Samantha Myles
    Samantha Myles
  3. Gina Scott-Hawkins
    Gina Scott-Hawkins
  4. Faith Parker
    Faith Parker
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    • Infant and Toddler (0 - 2 Years) • Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years) • Preschool Programs (3 – 5 Years) • Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years) • Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
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    January "Start Smart" February- " I Am Special" March "World of Animal" April "Welcome to Spring" May "Nature" June "My Neighborhood July "Fun in the Sun!" August "Transportation" September "The Sound of Music" October "Out of This World" November" Caring and Sharing" December "Tis the Season"
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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Each day, 3.2 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP. The program also provides meals and snacks to 112,000 adults who receive care in nonresidential adult day care centers. CACFP reaches even further to provide meals to children residing in emergency shelters, and snacks and suppers to youths participating in eligible after school care programs. For more information, please visit
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    CCDF is a federal program that assists low-income families in obtaining child care so that they can work or attend school. To apply for child care assistance, please download and complete the CCDF pre-application for your region below. Once it has been processed, you will be notified via mail as to whether your application was approved or denied. Please remember that you must attach proof of your service need or we can not process your application. Only send copies of documentation as originals will not be returned. For more information, please visit
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    EVENTS 2016
    April Dr. Seuss Week July Anniversary Festival September Boxcar Theater
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    Over the past six years we have been providing children from our surrounding community with quality care, developmental services, tutoring, and mentoring. This is only made possible through funding we have received from members of our community and the citizens of Indianapolis like you. We not only accept monetary donations, but gently used children’s clothing, toys and playground equipment etc. are greatly appreciated also. This year we are specifically seeking funding for our ADHD/Autism not-f0or-profit project that is scheduled to begin January 2017. With these funds, we will purchase new books, case specific literature, learning equipment and materials and tutors who have experience working with children that have these challenges. We highly appreciate your support. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me (317) 717-7742 or by email at [email protected] Yours Faithfully, Danielle Buckner Contribution site/mailing address: Sunshine Early Learning Center 3601 Station St. Indianapolis, In 46218
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Tel.: (317) 717-7742
Fax: (317) 929-1972
Email: [email protected]
3601 Station Street
Indianapolis, In 46218
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