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July 2008: Sunshine Preschool Opens! 
After seeing the huge need for developmentally appropriate preschool classes for children ages 3-5 in Kuna, Idaho, Director Joy Plaisance opens Sunshine Preschool. Her classes fill up within 3 weeks! 

 

October 2011: A New Schoolhouse!
Quickly becoming the most desired preschool in the lower Treasure Valley (with families coming from Boise, Meridian and Nampa) we find the perfect property to grow into. After two very busy months of renovations, we open our second preschool in Kuna, affectionately naming it the Schoolhouse!

January 2012: Parents Raise $6,483.00!
In our first ever fundraiser, Sunshine families purchased raffle tickets to win over a hundred donated baskets and prizes. In total, $6,483.00 was raised to build two new lofts and a playground!

May 2012: 800 People At Graduation!
Thankfully, we found a new home for our graduation: the Kuna Performing Arts Center! And it's a good thing, because we graduated 110 preschoolers who performed to an audience of over 800 friends and family members!

August 2012: A Private Kindergarten!
After Kuna changed their public Kindergarten to an "every other day" schedule, our Sunshine families begged us to create a private Kindergarten for them that featured the traditional M-F half-day schedule.  So we did!  And we capped our classes at just 18 students for maximum 1-1 learning! 

August 2013: Celebrating 5 Years!
We're proud of our story.  Our preschool started in a little room in our home.  And with our commitment to excellence, we've grown into one of the most popular preschools in the Treasure Valley. We couldn't have gotten here without the amazing support from our 300+ families that have chosen to call Sunshine "home." Thank you for the best 5 years ever.  Looking forward to the next 5 and beyond! 

August 2016: A New All Day Program!
We've always known there was a huge need for a longer, all day program for 3- to 5-year-olds.  We had several teachers in the Kuna School District ask us to create a longer program for their children while they taught, and 2016 was the year to do it!  During the year, we were so thrilled to see how much we could teach the children when we had them all day.  And we couldn't be happier with the amazing friendships that developed with this adorable class!

Meet Our Owner, Miss Joy:

Teaching Experience:
      10+ Years
Education:
     B.S. in English
Hobbies:
     Landscaping, reading, traveling
Children:
     Ages 16, 14, 12, 7, 5
Why She Loves Sunshine:
"We're truly one big happy family and we love to foster close relationships with our teachers, parents, and students.  With everyone's input, Sunshine just keeps getting better year after year!"

Meet Our Director, Miss Jenn:

Leadership Experience:
     6 Years
Hobbies:
     Exercising, camping, rafting
Children:
     Ages 9, 5
Why She Loves Sunshine:
   "Sunshine has blessed my family by taking my children under their wing and creating a great foundation for them to continue on with their education." 

Meet Our Preschool Teacher, Miss Karen:

Teaching Experience:
     7 Years
Educational Degree: 
     A.S. in Early Childhood Education
Hobbies:
     Scrapbooking, photography, family time
Children:
     Ages 15, 14, 10, 9
Why She Loves Teaching Preschool:
"I love to see a child’s eyes light up when they experience or learn something for the first time. I strive to instill a love of learning and exploring in every child I teach. " 

Meet Our Preschool Teacher, Miss Mona:

Teaching Experience:
     10+ Years
Education: 
     Pursuing A.S. in Early Childhood Education

Hobbies:
     Crafting, traveling, being with my family
Children:
     Ages 6, 9, and 21

Why She Loves Teaching Preschool:
"I love how creative and curious kids are! I love giving kids materials they can use in multiple ways and watching how innovative they are!"  

Meet Our Preschool Teacher, Miss Jeanie:

Teaching Experience:
     15+ Years
Education: 
     B.S. in Elementary Education
Hobbies:
     Cooking, gardening, family time
Children:
     4 children

Why She Loves Teaching Preschool:
"Teaching children is my passion!  I love how their eyes light up when they learn new concepts!"

Meet Our Pre-K Teacher, Miss Judy:

Teaching Experience:
     10+ Years
Education: 
     A.S. in Early Childhood Education
Hobbies:
     Stained glass window art, reading, thrift shopping
Children:
      2 children and 4 grandchildren

Why She Loves Teaching Pre-K:
"I have found my true love in teaching these young children.  They are so filled with wonder and open hearts!"

Meet Our Kindergarten Teacher, Miss Sam:

Teaching Experience:
     4 Years
Education: 
     B.S. in Early Childhood Development

Hobbies:
     Hiking, working out, hanging out with family
Child:
     Age 2

Why She Loves Teaching Kindergarten:
"I enjoy and have fun with kids while teaching them. There is never a 'sameness' in my job because for me every day is a new lesson to be taught in a different fun way!"

Meet Our Preschool Teacher, Miss Janessa:

Teaching Experience:
     3 Years
Educational Degree: 
     B.A. in Education
Hobbies:
     Sports, biking, crafting, being with family
Children:
     Age 1 and 3 dogs
Why She Loves Teaching Preschool:
"I love teaching preschool because you get to see so much growth. I also love that the concepts the students will learn in preschool are the foundations to their learning journey."

Meet Our Preschool Teacher, Miss Rachel:

Teaching Experience:
     8 Years
Educational Degree: 
     Almost finished with Bachelor degree from BYU
Hobbies:
     Reading and cooking
Children:
     Ages 11, 9, 7, 3, and 1
Why She Loves Teaching Preschool:
"I enjoy helping children to make their own discoveries and making learning an exciting opportunity."

Watch Our Story Unfold!

Sunshine Preschool & Private Kindergarten
320 N. Linder Ave., Kuna, ID 83634
Director, Joy Plaisance | Phone: (208) 830-9776 | Email: joy@mysunshinepreschool.com

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