Shattering limitations to enable people touched by disability, serving their unique journey through advocacy, therapy, and education.
Be the premier service provider in NWA for people touched by disability.
Celebrating and connecting with people through shared achievements and experiences.
Everyone has an opportunity to
thrive and succeed.
Fostering the power of teamwork to make decisions and take action.
Generating a network of partnerships and services that values active participation.
Crafting innovation and out of the box ideas that spark enthusiasm.
For years, having a disability meant being labeled or underestimated for the rest of your life. In every space, individuals would be categorized, written off, or separated. Thankfully, Sunshine School & Development Center was founded with a commitment to seeing potential, not problems.
Since 1958, Sunshine School has served thousands of people in the community by offering a range of services in order to benefit every child and client that we serve.
Our mission is to shatter limitations to enable people touched by disability, serving their unique journey through advocacy, therapy, and education.
Because of our work, families are better advocates, students aren't limited by their labels, and adults with disabilities thrive in their communities.
Sunshine School & Development Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered as tax-exempt with the IRS.
We are a Better Beginning accredited child-care provider. Better Beginnings is Arkansas’ quality rating improvement system for child care, early education and school-age programs that have gone above and beyond the state minimum requirements. Better Beginnings connects Arkansas families with the information and care that helps children experience a safe, happy and healthy childhood. We have the highest Better Beginning rating.
We are partners with United Way of Northwest Arkansas.
2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: JoAnn Stevens, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Vice President: Jim Daniels, Reckitt
Secretary/Treasurer: Matt Murphy, Walmart
John Brown, Tastykake
Amy Koch, Bell
Warren Moore, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Greg Parker, GSK
Erica Preston, Simmons Bank
Cassie Ross, Henkel Shopper Engagement
Dr. Barry Allen
The Board of Directors meets the fourth Thursday in February, April, June, August, October, and December.