We are taking every precaution to keep your child safe and happy while in our care at Sonshine Day. We have set many new rules in place in order keep social distancing guidelines and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your help and patience as we all adjust to this new normal and continue to give each other grace as we all work together. 

Due to these new restrictions you can expect an impact on pick up and drop off, person's allowed in our facility, mask wearing, sanitation and social distancing.

For more details about these COVID precautions, please see below.

what to expect?

drop off 

  • Drop off will be under the overhang at the entrance to Sonshine Day, parents will not be permitted inside of Sonshine Day.

  • Staff members will take child’s temperature, ask health questions, and take them to their classroom.  If a child’s temperature is 99.9 or higher, they will not be permitted to come to school and must stay home for 48 hours.  

  • Parents will be required to sign their child in at the Smartcare Kiosk located at the doors.

  • Staff that are taking children to their classrooms will be diligent to sanitize between each child. 

  • Children will be required to wash their hands as soon as they arrive at their classroom.

  • Please send any communication to your child’s teacher in a note or through the Smartcare app. 

pick up

  • Pick up will also be under the overhang/ along the pickup loop at the entrance to Sonshine Day.

  • When you arrive, please pull all the way up to the bike rack.  This will leave room for more cars when things get busy.

  • If it is raining heavily, please pull into the overhang.   Two cars can fit under the overhang at once when parked closely.  On these days, please wait patiently for your chance under the overhang. 

  • You will be required to check your child out via the Smartcare Kiosk.  A staff member will come to your car, sign your child out, and walkie talkie for your child.   

  • Staff members will retrieve your child from their classroom and bring them to you.  Please be ready to greet your child and get them into your vehicle.

health & wellness

  • Staff will sign a Fit for Duty Questionnaire each day when they arrive.

  • Staff will wear masks.  Preschool children are not required to wear masks at this time.  Elementary children that are picked up from the public school will be required to wear a mask on the SSD bus. 

  • For the safety of our staff members we are asking for parents to wear masks at drop-off and pick-up.

  • Children will have their temperatures checked upon arrival each day

  • Upon drop off parents will be asked to give an update on child and members

  •  of the immediate family’s health.

  • If a child has a temperate of 99.9 degrees or higher, he/she will not be able to attend.  If a child registers a temperature of 99.9 degrees or higher during the day, parents will be notified and will need to pick child up immediately. Please be sure we have current contact information on file.

  • Children who are sent home with a temperature are required to be temperature free (without the aid of medication) for at least 48 hours before returning to school. 


  • We will be offering early drop off to a limited number of children at an increased rate.  Please contact us directly, before the start of the school year, for more information and to be put on the early drop off list.  

  • We are asking you to drop your child off by 9:00am every morning.  Staff will be outside from 7:30-9:00am every morning.  All doors will be locked after 9am.

  • Pick up times will be 12:00-12:15, 3:00-3:15, and 4:00-5:30. 

  • Tuition remains constant whether your child is in attendance or not. 

  • All aspects of these procedures may change based on CDC recommendations, county regulations, and current COVID-19 cases in the area. 

  • Please make sure we have an up-to-date email address on file for you, that way we can quickly and efficiently relay information to the entire school whenever necessary.