MINT HILL, NC – Sunshine House Early Learning Academy in Mint Hill is proud to be able to offer free childcare for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Brittany Deluca states that Sunshine House Early Learning Academy in Mint Hill is a participant in the Emergency Childcare Funding Act through the state of North Carolina which is reimbursing childcare centers for 100% of services for essential workers for April and May of 2020. Essential workers will need to verify need through an application for three components:
- Must have no alternative for childcare.
- Must meet income requirements outlined in the application.
- Must be an essential worker per Governor Roy Cooper’s 121 Executive Order.
The income gap has been raised from its typical ranges to provide services to more families during the pandemic. At the time of this article Sunshine House Early Learning Academy has the following openings available for families of essential workers:
- Infants: 23 spots available
- One-year-olds: 17 spots available
- Two-year-olds: 9 spots available
- Three-year-olds: 15 spots available
- Four-year-olds: 20 spots available
- School Age (Age 5 through Age 12): 20 spots available.
Sunshine House Early Learning Academy has been in operation since it’s first location opened over 40 years ago. Today they operate over 100 schools in 9 states and serve more than 12,000 children each day. Sunshine House Early Learning Academy aims to better the world through its partnership with families. Their mission is “to provide high-quality care and education–every child, every family, every day.” Sunshine House Early Learning Academy is very community-minded and they hold fund-raising opportunities and food drives throughout the year to maintain a positive impact on the communities they serve.
Please contact Sunshine House Early Learning Academy directly to obtain an application. Sunshine House Early Learning Academy is located at 5825 Phyllis Lane in Mint Hill. For more information on the free childcare program please visit their website www.sunshinehouse.com/minthill. For applications and to answer any further questions they can be contacted via email at Center109@sshouse.com or via telephone at 704-573-9595.