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About Sunshine Learning Centers

We’re parents too. We understand that choosing the best educational child care for your child is one of the hardest decisions you have to make. By providing an environment for your child where they can grow and thrive, we are confident that Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia, California is the best preschool you can choose.

At Sunshine Learning Centers we integrate the most important elements in any child care or preschool – giving your child a fun educational experience and care from an amazing team of teachers. Combined, the value our preschool offers is unparalleled. We extend our school’s value by including enrichment classes such as Spanish, Sports, and Technology without additional fees.

And, we are proud to have been selected as the Best Childcare Center in Santa Clarita Valley!

Sunshine Philosophy

At Sunshine Child Care and Learning Centers, we believe that each child is a special gift, entrusted to our care by their parents. Each day, opportunities for exploratory learning are built into the preschool program schedule. Enthusiastic and dynamic teachers open a world of learning that children love to explore. We provide a positive, loving, controlled environment where children beg to come back… not an atmosphere of negativity where “don’t” and “stop” are prevalent words.

Our childcare center is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning. Our philosophy emphasizes honoring God and our country, cultivating the importance of family and the community, instilling core values that make a difference in your child’s life.

We maintain no more than 9:1 student/teacher ratios, most schools operate at 12:1.

Our Passion and Commitment

At Sunshine Child Care and Learning Centers, we believe that each child is a special gift, entrusted to our care by their parents. Each day, opportunities for exploratory learning are built into the preschool program schedule. Enthusiastic and dynamic teachers open a world of learning that children love to explore. We provide a positive, loving, controlled environment where children beg to come back… not an atmosphere of negativity where “don’t” and “stop” are prevalent words.

Our childcare center is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning. Our philosophy emphasizes honoring God and our country, cultivating the importance of family and the community, instilling core values that make a difference in your child’s life.

We maintain no more than 9:1 student/teacher ratios, most schools operate at 12:1.

Communication with Families

Our teachers and staff are passionate about forming a strong partnership with you to ensure the best possible experience for your child. Teachers provide daily communication with families and seek to understand your unique needs. Parental involvement is the key to a successful program, and parental concerns are both respected and supported by the Sunshine staff. We are here to help and support the work you are doing with your children at home.

Our Team

Ryan Gleeson

Ryan Gleeson

Director

I started my career in Early Childhood Education at Sunshine over 20 years ago. I have worked as an After School Counselor, Lead Teacher, Director and Regional Director. I have been the Director of Sunshine North Valencia for the last 10 years.

I met my wife at Sunshine almost 20 years ago and have three children who are now all Sunshine graduates! I live and breathe Sunshine and I am so proud of what we have accomplished in the lives of young children over the last two decades in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Jackie Major

Jackie Major

Assistant Director

Hi there! My name is Miss Jackie. I am the Preschool Assistant Director here at Sunshine. I have a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Cal State Bakersfield. In 2012, I started in Sunshine’s After School program and shortly after, became a Preschool Assistant Teacher and made the transition to Preschool Teacher. I taught preschool for 5 years before stepping into the role of Assistant Director. I absolutely love welcoming new families into our Sunshine Family!

Denton Novick

Denton Novick

After School Director

My name is Denton Novick and I have worked in early childhood education for 8 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and hope to start on my master’s in the near future. I started at Sunshine as an After School Counselor and then became a driver shortly after. I worked my way up to Lead Counselor and now I am the Director of the After School Program.

I met my wife 14 years ago and have been married for 7. We have two beautiful children who both currently go to Sunshine. My wife also works in the field of early childhood education and has a master’s in the subject. We both love working with children as it is our passion and maybe one day we can pass it on to our children.

Keelan Pratt

Keelan Pratt

Administrative Assistant

My name is Miss Keelan and I am the Administrative Assistant here at Sunshine. I attended Sunshine as a child and knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher and work with kids. In 2004, I started working in Sunshine’s After School program while completing classes in Early Childhood Education. Shortly after I joined the preschool staff and taught both preschool and Pre-k for 14 years before transitioning into the role as the school’s Administrative Assistant. I love working with children and making the preschool years a positive experience for them and their families.

My husband and I bought our first home here in Valencia and love all that the community has to offer. We enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Accreditations

NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

Reviews from Parents

4.5 Rating based on 49 Reviews
Mimi T. • Yelp
July 02, 2021
Amazing!!!! The best childcare center in Valencia. Ryan's, Jackie and Mrs. Kaylee are the best.
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Denise Uebelhardt • Facebook
June 14, 2021
Hands down the best Preschool in the SCV. You know it’s a great school when your child asks on the weekends if she can go to Sunshine. Friendly staff, awesome Director and Assistant Directors that are always there to help with anything you or your child needs. I could honestly never thank Sunshine enough for all the hard work their staff puts into their programs. The academics they use to incorporate their curriculum are also outstanding. As a parent, you trust the people who are with your children and I have never had any reason to have any doubts. I can go to work and not worry about my child’s well-being. Thank you everyone! We love you all! Sunshine will always be family to us.
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Sabrin Patino • Google
June 04, 2021
This past year was our daughter‘s first year at Sunshine, participating in the pre-K class. Sunshine staff and teachers have been amazing and have been so supportive and caring of our daughter. They go above and beyond to make you feel safe and comfortable and my daughter has had nothing but a positive experience. Today was her last day at pre-K although she will be returning for TK she was sad and crying as she was picked up because she said she was going to miss her school and teachers so very much. This is the type of positive impact the staff at Sunshine have had on our daughter and it shows everyday. Im so thankful and greatful for the experience and look forward to the next year.
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megan marlatt • Google
May 11, 2021
I say it all the time, but really don't know what we'd do without Sunshine. Our kids have been coming here for over 4 years now, and they love it as much as we do. Not only do they provide before school care, but transportation to and from campus as well. All those random days schools are closed (furlo days I think they're called?), Sunshine is open on every single one. Christmas Eve, NYE, Spring Break, Winter Break, and SO many other holidays, Sunshine is open. Even through the pandemic, they've managed to keep kids safe and having fun even with all the changing regulations that were being thrown at them on a daily basis. I've never felt uninformed - communication is always very strong. Although Summer 2020 was not the norm, their Summer Camps are always the best. You won't find a camp with more field trips and fun events than at Sunshine. Even when my kids are grown, I'll always be thankful for this place!
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