Sunshine School & Development Center has been serving the Northwest Arkansas community since 1958. We offer a range of services in order to benefit every child and client that we serve. At Sunshine School, you will find a team ready to carry out our mission to shatter limitations to enable people touched by disability, serving their unique journey through advocacy, therapy, and education.
Sunshine School offers comprehensive evaluations and intervention for infants and youth of all ages. We offer a range of therapy services through our Applied Behavior Analysis Program, Behavioral /Mental Health Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Therapy.
Sunshine School therapies may include the following: evaluations, skilled intervention plans, intervention services, ongoing evaluations of progress, ongoing communication with medical professionals, use of specialized equipment, parent/family education and consultations. Our therapists maintain a high standard of service and quality. They are highly skilled, board-certified, state-licensed, and maintain continuing education requirements.
To evaluate your child’s need for therapeutic services they will need to participate in a standardized assessment administered by a licensed and certified therapist. Contact Elizabeth Brown, MS, OTR/L for more information.
Sunshine School & Development Center provides support in many ways to our clients, children and families. We serve clients of all ages through our support services. We offer transportation, nutrition, nursing and other health services programs to the children in our preschool. Additionally, our supported living services provide services to clients of all ages in the community through the Arkansas Medicaid Waiver program. Our staff is highly trained and ready to provide quality service to our children, clients and families. We strive to individualize services to meet the needs of the individual.
Check out the links for more information on the Support Services we offer.
Sunshine School & Development Center provides high-quality early childhood education for children 12 months through 6 years of age. Sunshine School provides education to both children who qualify for Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) services and those who are “typically” developing. We are proud to be certified with Better Beginnings from Arkansas Division of Early Child Care at a 3-star rating, their highest rating. Our education program provides a wide range of experiences and opportunities in a nurturing, stimulating and educational environment. We focus on each child’s individual strengths while promoting their physical, cognitive, self-help, social-emotional and communication development. Sunshine School utilizes the Adventures in Learning curriculum.
Parent As Teachers is an early learning program for families with children ages birth to 5 years of age. Families receive personal visits from parent educators 1-2 times a month to provide them with knowledge, guidance and resources to prepare their child(ren) for a stronger start in life and greater school success.
For more information about our education services, contact Admissions Coordinator, Michele Hall.