The SUNSHINE Project
In each year since 2006, 99% 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 Sunshine Project guide caregivers and childcare providers through the special education identification, evaluation and eligibility process.
Resources & Further Information
The SUNSHINE Project Referral Form
Spanish 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
Buncombe County Resources and Information for finding Childcare
Early Intervention Specialists
Emily Aderman, ITFS email@example.com
Brooks Davis, MA, ITFS firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucia Daugherty email@example.com
Davina Weirich, Early Intervention Director firstname.lastname@example.org
The SUNSHINE Project is a Preschool Intervention/Inclusion program funded by Buncombe Partnership for Children.
With funding from Buncombe County Early Childhood Education and Development Fund, FIRST is able to expand the program to more classrooms and families.