Sunshine Community Childcare - Newton KS Child Care Center

215 N Meridian Road, Newton KS 67114
(316) 283-2668
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: The staff of Sunshine Academy will meet, and in most cases exceed, all State Requirements for Child Care Center Teachers. Staff will continually be educated on new concepts and ideas about teaching young children. Every staff member is trained in first aid and most in CPR.

Additional Information: ADA Accessible Indoor , ADA Accessible Outdoor , Air Conditioning , Fenced Yard , No Pets , Smoke Free ; Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood ; 10-20 Years Experience , Child Care Center Experience ;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 99
  • License Number: 0042955-015
  • Age Range: 2 weeks to 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Kansas Dept of Health and Environment - Child Care Licensing Program
  • District Office Phone: 785-296-1270 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date of Survey Survey Number Survey Reason Findings
2016-09-08 16-006199 Annual Survey View Findings
2016-09-08 16-006199 Annual Survey View Findings
2015-12-16 15-011164 Compliance Check View Findings
2015-08-25 15-006351 Annual Survey View Findings
2015-08-25 15-006351 Annual Survey View Findings
2014-09-16 14-006464 Annual Survey View Findings
2014-09-16 14-006464 Annual Survey View Findings

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Mom in Newton Apr 01, 2012

I was an employee of Sunshine Academy for over five years, quitting in 2010.  I was an assistant teacher, a pre-K teacher and assistant director during that time.  I was in the classroom teaching each day as well as assisting in all aspects in the front office.  The main problem with this daycare is its director and board of directors.  In my time with Sunshine, the director RARELY entered the classroom to interact, encourage or check on the state of classrooms, children or staff-although she was asked to do so many times.  Staff who had little or no training were hired and immediatly put in classrooms without appropriate time to get to know the kids (this happened to me and everyone I worked with).  Staff and children were constantly shuffled to various rooms and the student/teacher ratio was always maxed out.  Managment was distant at best, horrible with communication, and had very little respect for the employees, making it impossible to retain quality employees.  In spite of the fact that the employees addressed the board in March of 2010 with concerns about the director, program, and training, nothing changed and today 75% of the staff are new.  I am not writing this as a disgruntled emplyee, but as a disappointed employee.  This facility has the potential to serve many families in Newton, but due to the complete lack of integrity and caring of management and the board of directors, it has remained a day care with a poor reputation.  It is a place where parents who MUST work and who need transportation to area schools are STUCK with taking their children.  My advice it to ask around Newton before choosing this daycare-and do not get a list of references from anyone at sunshine-as you will not get an honest representation of them.  My experience and education in Early Childhood spans 20 years, and in my opinion, this center offers nothing more than a babysitting service, and not a very good babysitting serivce at that. 

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