Contact Person: Cheryl Thein

Company Name: Sunshine Preschool

Telephone # (541) 688-4428:

Date: 02-28-2012

SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL has been awarded the prestigious Oregon Program of Quality Designation.

EUGENE , OR- Cheryl Thien, Program Director for SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL announced today that it had successfully achieved Oregon Programs of quality (OPQ) Designation. The OPQ process enhances and recognizes the quality of child care programs , resulting in a state designation as a quality program.

"SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL is very proud and excited to have achieved OPQ designation for our child care program," stated Cheryl Thien, Program Director. " We have always strived to provide excellent child care services to children and families of our community."

SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL participated in the first OPQ statewide-cohort. To achieve the designation, SUNSHINE had to meet research-based standards for the program quality, including collaborative family partnerships, child development and learning, highly qualified personnel, health and safety  practices, developmental environments, and effective administration and business practices.

Oregon Programs of quality is an initiative of EQUIP, the state's innovative public-private  partnership aimed at improving the quality of child care, strengthening the early care and education workforce and preparing Oregon's youngest children for success in school.

SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL provides childcare and eduction for children Two to Nine years of age. SUNSHINE'S MISSION is to provide developmentally appropriate care for children to meet their physical, emotional, and cognitive needs in a caring environment. SUNSHINE is located in West Eugene Oregon and has cared for children since 1984