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Information for Sonlight's Shining Stars CDC, a Child Care Center in Columbia SC:

Name: Sonlight's Shining Stars CDC
Address: 1603 Leesburg Rd, Columbia SC 29209
Contact Phone: (803) 764-5658
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At Sonlight’s Shining Stars Child Development Center (CDC), we have a mission to affect our community by providing all children with excellent care in a clean, safe, secure and Godly environment. We strive to develop each child spiritually and educationally through teaching Biblical lessons in a creative and fun way. This yields positive growth spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Our children are groomed to be “Todays Learners, Tomorrows Leaders!” Our purpose is to provide your child with a safe, warm and developmentally appropriate environment that provides a quality educational experience. Children in our programs are encouraged and enabled to mature spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Our goal is to provide the kind of care and education you want for your child. For that reason, every one of our teachers is specifically chosen because of their dedication to meeting the developmental and educational needs of our children. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualifications set by state laws and completes a full orientation. Every teacher also has a criminal background check including a sex offender check. In addition, teachers attend continuing education programs and Sonlight’s Shining Stars training workshops. We encourage teachers to earn a nationally recognized teacher certificate, called the Child Development Associate (CDA), or to obtain further college credit. The first five years of childhood are the most important in every childs development, learning and social skills. Our programs are designed to help your child reach their fullest potential. This features a full day of developmentally appropriate and fun activities including arts, crafts, music, puppets and more. Every day children have many activities and play experiences to choose from – all of which are planned with the specific age and interests of your child in mind with the goal of preparing your child for the next level of learning.


License Number: 24277
Capacity: 92
Age Range: 6 weeks to 12 years old
Rate Range: $80 - $120
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday
Normal Open Hours: 6:30a-6:00p
Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
Languages Supported: English, English and Spanish
Type of Care: After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time
Additional Information:

Open from 6:30am to 6:30pm (Full Time and Part Time) Highly Qualified, Friendly and Experienced Staff Natural Environment Program Safe and Clean Facility Free of cost Annual Development Screening Interactive Learning through Music and Movement Fun, Creative and Educational Activities and Games DSS Registered, Certified and Licensed First Aid and CPR Licensed Staff Military Friendly Veteran Owned

District Office: South Carolina Dept. of Social Services - Division of Child Care Services
District Office Phone: (803) 898-9001 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
Licensor: Lloyd, Tameka
Inspection/Report History:

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Inspection Type Date Deficiency Type Severity Resolved
Review 2017-05-18 Fire Code Medium Yes
Review 2017-05-18 Food safety/Menu Low Yes
Review 2017-05-18 Outside Doors Medium Yes
Review 2017-05-18 Physical Site Medium Pending
Review 2017-05-11 Staff Records Low Yes
Review 2017-05-11 Out of Ratio High Yes
Review 2017-05-11 Improper Supervision High Yes
Review 2017-05-11 Unauthorized/Unqualified Caregiver Medium Yes
Review 2017-05-02 Staff SLED/FBI High Yes
Review 2017-05-02 Staff Central Registry High Yes

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Reviews: There is/are 4 review(s) for this provider.
Rated 5 star(s) by tmont on 2017-09-15 16:40:47

Since July 31, 2017. We have been under new management.  We no longer are facing staffing issue. We ensure the safety of all our students. We have relaunch the facility with Certified teaching staff that ensure that basic learning fundamentals are taught everday. We have adopted the Richland One School District school cirriculum where we will work on the mastering numeracy and literacy skills daily. We have adopt system-wide productivity focusing on the growth and building of each student in our care.


If you would like to take a tour please contact us at 803-218-9581.

Rated 1 star(s) by Miss W on 2017-06-20 21:01:29
I am an employee
There are no original employees who have stayed since opening on 4/11/2016, the one who wrote te review above is more than likely the Director or her sister in law.

I am a former employee and everything than Miss R says is correct. They teach nothing Christian at this location, are always on a buy everyday basis for food and expect the "employees" to work for free as they have been told that they have no money to pay.

Christians that cheat their own employees.

I feel bad for the children here. They are yelled at or ignored and put to nap for hours at a time.

Teachers including the director have no control over children,et them run through the halls.

Rated 5 star(s) by Current Employee on 2016-11-18 23:51:23
I am an employee

I have worked in this facility since it opened on April 11, 2016.I have had a great experience working here. The Directors are professional, energetic and patient. They strive to make this a positive and fun environment, one that will leave children happy when they go home and when they arrive in the morning. In the above referenced review, that particular employee was laid off for unprofessional behavior with other staff and with the children. Because she was laid off, she came on this site to spread negative rumors about this daycare. Even though that review is negative, I can tell you from working here, that this daycare does provide a wholesome, clean, healthy, happy and Christian environment. If you are looking for this type of environment, then come check us out.

Rated 1 star(s) by Miss R on 2016-09-27 16:29:52
I am an employee
The center I see poorly ran. They can't keep employees because the pay is low and on payday they have to scrape up money to pay. The classrooms have barely nothing but used to they owners bought from goodwill the infant room and old raggedy cribs and the director doesn't put clean sheets on them Dailey. They run out of food often because they buy it on a daily basis some days the children drink water out the sink all day. The director/owner is never there. They only have 2 teachers and the kids are left inside the classrooms a lot by themselves. It's nothing Christian about the school they have absolutely no curriculum that they follow the kids do nothing all day but play outside in the fenced in playground on the side of the building and they nap them from 11:30 until sometimes 3 pm. They don't have proper cleaning and sanitary supplies for the staff on a daily basis.i would not enroll a child I need this facility.
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