Sunnyside Child Care Center's mission is to provide an early care and education program of the highest quality.
Situated on a sunny lawn surrounded by trees on a rise above Easthampton Road, Sunnyside has five classrooms, each of which has big windows, child-sized tables and chairs, a reading corner, art supplies and easels, age-appropriate playthings, books, and dress-up clothes. Our roomy indoor playground with play structures allows children to stretch their legs and move about freely, regardless of the weather. On most days, children spend time outdoors in the gated outdoor play areas, and also on teacher led exploration of Sunnyside's eight acres of outdoor space.
Sunnyside is one of the area’s longest running, most respected early childhood centers in Western Masschusetts. Begun as a parent cooperative with support from Smith College, Sunnyside provides care for children ages 1.5 to six. Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC), Sunnyside has been named one of ten exemplary programs nationwide by the NAEYC for its expertise in Engaging Diverse Families.
We offer a developmentally based program, rich in dramatic play, sensory experiences, and carefully selected and varied learning materials. Our sliding scale tuition schedule and financial aid program makes our high-quality toddler and preschool program accessible for many families in the community.
Careful planning by the Board of Directors over the years made it possible for Sunnnyside to purchase, renovate and move to 557 Easthampton Road over the Summer of 2013. Your donation to Sunnyside will continue its service and welcoming community for generations of children to come. Please consider a gift to support Sunnyside and its future!