education through play
modern research-based Emergent curriculum focused on ensuring learning is enjoyable
top notch facility
come see our modern, bright, inviting facility
flexible scheduling
drop-off and pick-up anytime between 6:30a and 6:30p with no early drop-off or late-pickup charges
special focus on infant care and development
our trained staff take pride in caring for and
ensuring the development of your infant
best practices in early childhood education
our methods are research-based and our staff are
required to stay up to date on best practices
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playfully engaging your child every day

At Sunshine Starts, we believe that children learn better when they are happily and eagerly involved. Staffed by some of the most talented and experienced child development professionals and teachers, our Yorktown Heights location boasts large, bright, and inviting classrooms that encourage playful interaction and age-appropriate learning. We promote active engagement at every age, from infancy to pre-K students in order to foster a life-long love of learning. We invite all families to experience the difference that play-based learning and loving attention can truly make in a child’s daily life.

yorktown heights’ premier child development center and preschool

Happily Serving the Youngest Members of Our Community

Recognizing and encouraging even the smallest babies’ innate desire to learn, our experts personally engage with each student while encouraging fine and gross motor skill development.


Structured to serve the unique needs of growing babies, our pre-toddler classes encourage safe exploration and development of physical, emotional, mental, and social skills through play time.


The toddler stage requires more flexibility while encouraging independence in play-based learning. With safe and age-appropriate activities, every day offers new delights for our toddlers.


Combining and integrating a variety of lessons, your preschooler’s teachers will prepare your child for school using proven teaching methods that cultivate a fun learning environment.

welcome to sunshine starts early learning center

At Sunshine Starts, we strive to be much more than just another local day care facility. We want to be your family’s unquestionable choice for early childhood education. Offering structured environments and play-based learning programs, we work to set ourselves apart from the limitations of traditional day care, encouraging even the youngest children to experience the joy of learning. Every day, we seek out opportunities to teach, working to equip your child with the tools they need to succeed — in school, at home, and at play.

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