Sonshine Learning Center

Welcome to our Award-Winning

Sonshine Learning Center!

Mount Olive’s Sonshine Learning Center serves children from 12 months to 6 years of age.

Together with the children, we are constantly growing, learning, and changing.  We value your input to help us in your child’s life-long learning process.  We believe, that as parents or guardians, you always remain the child’s number one teacher. We appreciate your support for our part as well.

Now enrolling for the 2023-24 School Year

We have several options for families who need an excellent early learning program in addition to full-time childcare.

Toddler Room – Ages 12-30 months – $1150/mo
Explorer Room – Age 2 by Aug 31st – $1150/mo
Sonshine Room – Ages 3-4 by Aug 31st – $1100/mo
Click on this link to download/print the registration form.

Hours of Operations

Mt. Olive Child Care hours of operation are Monday-Friday  7:00 AM — 5:30 PM.

Parents, please know that all children must be picked up within the scheduled hours, so that we can maintain proper staff-to-children ratios.



Registration Process

  1. Check for space availability for your child: 509-966-2190
  2. Take a tour, talk to our teachers, read through our program, and decide if we’re the best fit for your child!
  3. Please submit your completed Registration Form and Registration fee to the Church Office to hold your child’s spot.
  4. Complete the necessary Childcare Enrollment Packet (and Preschool Packet, if applicable). You can stop by the office to pick up these forms when you drop off your Registration Form and Fee.
  5. You will receive your start date from our Administrator. You may set up a short time to tour the facility with your child before they begin, in order to help them transition into our care.

Paying Tuition / Deposits

Tuition is due by the 5th of each month. We have two ways to pay tuition and make payments:

  1. Drop off your tuition at our office (M-F from 8am-1pm)
  2. Mail payment to church: Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool, 7809 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98908

Childcare Programs and Activities

Each classroom is dedicated to providing:
  • A Christian environment which values respect, honesty, trust, kindness, compassion, and responsibility.
  • An emotionally, spiritually, and physically supportive environment.
  • Activities which enhance, stimulate, and challenge each child. We create Bible lessons, dramatic play situations, learning activities, science experiments, outdoor education, and art projects to advance their knowledge and skills.
  • Additionally, students enrolled the childcare center may participate in our preschool program. Students walk across to the main church building to attend preschool classes, and then return to the childcare center for the remainder of the day.
  • Older children who no longer nap may participate in additional activities in the afternoon. We work with families to determine the best afternoon schedule for your child.

Sonshine Learning Center Mission

SLC offers a Christ-focused, child-centered program, which honors each child as an independent decision maker with valid thoughts and feelings.

Through a variety of hands-on experiences, our staff strives to help the children build a confident and respectful understanding of themselves and the world around them. We help to develop their decision making and problem solving skills in a loving and encouraging environment.

Childcare Teacher Qualifications

Lead Teachers

  • ECE Certification, CDA, or more
  • 20 years of age or older
  • At least 2 years of experience with children ages 2½ through 5 years of age
  • TB test, Food Handler’s card, First-Aid card with infant & child CPR, and an HIV-AIDS training certificate
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well on a team

Assistant Teachers

  • High school education or GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • At least 1 year of experience with children ages 2½ through 5 years of age
  • TB test, Food Handler’s card, First-Aid card with infant & child CPR, and an HIV-AIDS training certificate
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well on a team
Child Care Hours Limited by Law

Washington State Law requires that the number of hours a child can be on the child care premises is to be limited to a maximum of 10 hours each day.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Mount Olive Sonshine Childcare admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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