Child Care

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Sonshine Child Care

Mt. Olive’s Son­shine Child Care serves chil­dren from 12 months to 12 years of age .

Hours of Operation



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Son­shine Child Care (SCC) is an out­reach min­istry of Mt. Olive Luther­an Church that began oper­a­tion in 2000.  The pur­pose of SCC is to pro­vide qual­i­ty child care to the chil­dren and fam­i­lies of Yaki­ma, Wash­ing­ton.  We are a Wash­ing­ton State-licensed, non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion and a self-sup­port­ing busi­ness.

The Ear­ly Child­hood Board and Child Care Admin­is­tra­tor are respon­si­ble for set­ting poli­cies, estab­lish­ing and man­ag­ing the bud­get, main­tain­ing the man­u­als and doc­u­ments, as well as pro­fes­sion­al growth and devel­op­ment of our ear­ly child­hood pro­grams.  The Ear­ly Child­hood Board meets to advise, dis­cuss, and decide issues and poli­cies in the areas men­tioned above.

MISSIONBaby's hand holding adult fingers and the words

SCC 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 Three children jumping rope

chil­dren build a con­fi­dent and respect­ful under­stand­ing of them­selves and the world around them, and to devel­op their deci­sion mak­ing and prob­lem solv­ing skills in a lov­ing and encour­ag­ing envi­ron­ment.

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  • Stu­dents enrolled the child­care cen­ter may opt to par­tic­i­pate in our preschool pro­gram for 2, 3, or 5 days a week. 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 have a class­room for non nap­pers in our child­care facil­i­ty, and also uti­lize our preschool class­rooms dur­ing the after­noon for non nap­pers.  Stu­dents can par­tic­i­pate in qui­et activ­i­ties and free play time with a staff mem­ber. We work with fam­i­lies to deter­mine the best after­noon sched­ule for your child.

SUMMARYDrawing of a girl and a boy with the words

There is no greater task that par­ents, guardians, and teach­ers can under­take than the rais­ing of chil­dren.  We at SCC take our respon­si­bil­i­ties very seri­ous­ly and strive to pro­vide the best care pos­si­ble.  Togeth­er with the chil­dren, we are con­sis­tent­ly 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, while our inten­tion is to sup­port you in that role.  We appre­ci­ate your sup­port for our part as well.

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Click links below for more infor­ma­tion about

Mt. Olive Sonshine Child Care:

Hours of Operation

Activities and Objectives

Staff Qualifications

Map & Directions

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