In each year since 2006, 95% of children that have received support from the SUNSHINE Project have been able to stay in their childcare center that they were at risk of ask to leave because of their behaviors. 100% of the centers that the SUNSHINE Project has worked in have increased or maintained their STAR ratings.
The SUNSHINE Staff
- Provides support, education and technical assistance to childcare providers and caregivers regarding children’s individual needs.
- Assists families of children with disabilities in accessing high-quality childcare and other needed services in the community.
- FIRST’s Sunshine Project guide caregivers and childcare providers through the special education identification, evaluation and eligibility process.
Resources & Further Information
The SUNSHINE Project Referral Form
NC Division of Child Development: Childcare and other information
American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults
Early Intervention Specialists
Emily Aderman, ITFS
Brooks Davis, MA, ITFS
The SUNSHINE Project is a Preschool Intervention/Inclusion program funded by Buncombe Partnership for Children.