Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool

★★★★★
  • 169 N Halstead St

    Pasadena, CA 91107

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  • 626-744-9111

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Please don't send your kids here, especially infants. There are too many teachers in the infant room taking care of 8 babies and they take turns too often so there's not really one teacher that fully concentrates to take care of your baby. So you are never sure if they all fully keep themselves clean or keep the place, toys and things clean all the time. The carpet looks old and need to be replaced but the teachers often have the babies on the dirty looking carpet. Also the teachers don't look trustworthy. Jasmine looks like she's not always telling the truth. And Sarah the owner is hardly there, hard to reach her and you can't contact her because the facility refuse to give you her number to contact. How ridiculous is that? Why? Something fishy is going on, that's why! And she refuse to give you back the tuition for withdrawing my babies without 30 days notices. How can I give 30 days notice when I had to withdraw my baby from being sick after staying in the hospital for 4-5 days because of being severely sick from this school? So please do not send your babies to this school! Send them somewhere else if you don't want them sick.

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Please don't send your kids here, especially infants. There are too many teachers in the infant room taking care of 8 babies and they take turns too often so there's not really one teacher that fully concentrates to take care of your baby. So you are never sure if they all fully keep themselves clean or keep the place, toys and things clean all the time. The carpet looks old and need to be replaced but the teachers often have the babies on the dirty looking carpet. Also the teachers don't look trustworthy. Jasmine looks like she's not always telling the truth. And Sarah the owner is hardly there, hard to reach her and you can't contact her because the facility refuse to give you her number to contact. How ridiculous is that? Why? Something fishy is going on, that's why! And she refuse to give you back the tuition for withdrawing my babies without 30 days notices. How can I give 30 days notice when I had to withdraw my baby from being sick after staying in the hospital for 4-5 days because of being severely sick from this school? So please do not send your babies to this school! Send them somewhere else if you don't want them sick.

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Please don't send your kids here, especially infants. There are too many teachers in the infant room taking care of 8 babies and they take turns too often so there's not really one teacher that fully concentrates to take care of your baby.

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Please don't send your kids here, especially infants. There are too many teachers in the infant room taking care of 8 babies and they take turns too often so there's not really one teacher that fully concentrates to take care of your baby.

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My son got severe rotavirus after spending just two weeks at this preschool. He is two years old boy, healthy, has never been sick before. He was admitted to the Emergency room with nonstop vomiting and diarrhea. The school administrator admitted the fact that it has happened before with somebody else. The staff stated that it is ok to be sick, all children get sick all the time. However, the school should be inspected for cleanliness and exposure to this virus. He also got pneumonia and ear infection.

They called me 10 days! after being absent at school. The administrator said that it was my responsibility to call them and inform. However, it shows how much they care about children. When I came to the school to pick my sons personal belongings, nobody asked how he was feeling, they dont care.

After my request to return my money, she said that it has to be 30 days advance notice. We only spent two weeks there, and 30 days notice does not make sense. She raised her voice and said that she does not have time for me. The fact that my absolutely healthy child got sick at this school was denied and she ran away.

This explains why there is no waiting list any more. I read many negative reviews before about this school and their court cases. I was taking my chance because I liked the facility. This experience turned out to be very negative. I do not recommend Happy Sunshine Kids to any one, learn from somebody elses bad experience. Take your time and do the research before you put your child to preschool.

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My son got severe rotavirus after spending just two weeks at this preschool. He is two years old boy, healthy, has never been sick before. He was admitted to the Emergency room with nonstop vomiting and diarrhea. The school administrator admitted the fact that it has happened before with somebody else. The staff stated that it is ok to be sick, all children get sick all the time. However, the school should be inspected for cleanliness and exposure to this virus. He also got pneumonia and ear infection.

They called me 10 days! after being absent at school. The administrator said that it was my responsibility to call them and inform. However, it shows how much they care about children. When I came to the school to pick my sons personal belongings, nobody asked how he was feeling, they dont care.

After my request to return my money, she said that it has to be 30 days advance notice. We only spent two weeks there, and 30 days notice does not make sense. She raised her voice and said that she does not have time for me. The fact that my absolutely healthy child got sick at this school was denied and she ran away.

This explains why there is no waiting list any more. I read many negative reviews before about this school and their court cases. I was taking my chance because I liked the facility. This experience turned out to be very negative. I do not recommend Happy Sunshine Kids to any one, learn from somebody elses bad experience. Take your time and do the research before you put your child to preschool.

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My son got severe rotavirus after spending just two weeks at this preschool. He is two years old boy, healthy, has never been sick before. He was admitted to the Emergency room with nonstop vomiting and diarrhea. The school administrator

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My son got severe rotavirus after spending just two weeks at this preschool. He is two years old boy, healthy, has never been sick before. He was admitted to the Emergency room with nonstop vomiting and diarrhea. The school administrator

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Even though my son has only been at Happy Sunshine a few months my family and I have found lots of wonderful things about the environment. Besides the magnificent facility which is always nice and clean the most precious experience I have had at Happy Sunshine Kids is getting to know the most wonderful people ever! It is indeed a warm place for kids and I believe my son is having a great time learning. I would absolutely recommend this great place to my friends!

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Even though my son has only been at Happy Sunshine a few months my family and I have found lots of wonderful things about the environment. Besides the magnificent facility which is always nice and clean the most precious experience I have had at Happy Sunshine Kids is getting to know the most wonderful people ever! It is indeed a warm place for kids and I believe my son is having a great time learning. I would absolutely recommend this great place to my friends!

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Even though my son has only been at Happy Sunshine a few months my family and I have found lots of wonderful things about the environment. Besides the magnificent facility which is always nice and clean the most precious experience I have

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Even though my son has only been at Happy Sunshine a few months my family and I have found lots of wonderful things about the environment. Besides the magnificent facility which is always nice and clean the most precious experience I have

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I think this is a great school and my son really enjoys it here. He is still getting used to being around other children and adjusting but everyone at Happy Sunshine Kids is doing a terrific job with him!

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I think this is a great school and my son really enjoys it here. He is still getting used to being around other children and adjusting but everyone at Happy Sunshine Kids is doing a terrific job with him!

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I think this is a great school and my son really enjoys it here. He is still getting used to being around other children and adjusting but everyone at Happy Sunshine Kids is doing a terrific job with him!

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I think this is a great school and my son really enjoys it here. He is still getting used to being around other children and adjusting but everyone at Happy Sunshine Kids is doing a terrific job with him!

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Remarkable!!! Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is absolutely wonderful. My 4 year old son had a tremendous turn around after attending this school for one week. My son was disrespectful, mischievous, very defiant. He would always TEST authority from other adults now no way. The staff is awesome. They make the learning fun and interesting for all the children. I feel like each child is treated as an individual instead of each child being treated as a whole and that makes a difference. Allow your child to have this experience if you are in this area and you will not be disappointed.

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Remarkable!!! Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is absolutely wonderful. My 4 year old son had a tremendous turn around after attending this school for one week. My son was disrespectful, mischievous, very defiant. He would always TEST authority from other adults now no way. The staff is awesome. They make the learning fun and interesting for all the children. I feel like each child is treated as an individual instead of each child being treated as a whole and that makes a difference. Allow your child to have this experience if you are in this area and you will not be disappointed.

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Remarkable!!! Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is absolutely wonderful. My 4 year old son had a tremendous turn around after attending this school for one week. My son was disrespectful, mischievous, very defiant. He would always TEST

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Remarkable!!! Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is absolutely wonderful. My 4 year old son had a tremendous turn around after attending this school for one week. My son was disrespectful, mischievous, very defiant. He would always TEST

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I love the staff here and my daughter really enjoys going! She has learned so much and my husband and I plan on sending our next child to Happy Sunshine Kids as well! I recommend them to anyone needing a preschool for their kids, they are the greatest!

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I love the staff here and my daughter really enjoys going! She has learned so much and my husband and I plan on sending our next child to Happy Sunshine Kids as well! I recommend them to anyone needing a preschool for their kids, they are the greatest!

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I love the staff here and my daughter really enjoys going! She has learned so much and my husband and I plan on sending our next child to Happy Sunshine Kids as well! I recommend them to anyone needing a preschool for their kids, they are

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I love the staff here and my daughter really enjoys going! She has learned so much and my husband and I plan on sending our next child to Happy Sunshine Kids as well! I recommend them to anyone needing a preschool for their kids, they are

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The current teachers and staff at this school are amazing. My daughter will start her second year this year and we are thrilled with the progress of her education. The school has a very well rounded curriculum and I couldn't be happier.

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The current teachers and staff at this school are amazing. My daughter will start her second year this year and we are thrilled with the progress of her education. The school has a very well rounded curriculum and I couldn't be happier.

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My son is very content with Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. I am the parent of a 4 year old and I am very satisfied with the care that my son has been given. I visited quite a few schools before I decided to choose Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. The school is very clean and children are happy. The food is healthy and the ratio is lower than many of the other schools. The facility is excellent. The teachers are so nice to my son and the other children in the class. I am fortunate to have found this reputable school. I have no doubt that my son will be ready for kindergarten.Any concerns and issues from parents are taken care of immediately. This is a great school!

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My son is very content with Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. I am the parent of a 4 year old and I am very satisfied with the care that my son has been given. I visited quite a few schools before I decided to choose Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. The school is very clean and children are happy. The food is healthy and the ratio is lower than many of the other schools. The facility is excellent. The teachers are so nice to my son and the other children in the class. I am fortunate to have found this reputable school. I have no doubt that my son will be ready for kindergarten.Any concerns and issues from parents are taken care of immediately. This is a great school!

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My son is very content with Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. I am the parent of a 4 year old and I am very satisfied with the care that my son has been given. I visited quite a few schools before I decided to choose Happy Sunshine Kids

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My son is very content with Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. I am the parent of a 4 year old and I am very satisfied with the care that my son has been given. I visited quite a few schools before I decided to choose Happy Sunshine Kids

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I feel very confident and safe leaving my daughter here and she absolutely loves it! She has learned so much and I feel like she is very prepared to start kindergarten.

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I feel very confident and safe leaving my daughter here and she absolutely loves it! She has learned so much and I feel like she is very prepared to start kindergarten.

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I feel very confident and safe leaving my daughter here and she absolutely loves it! She has learned so much and I feel like she is very prepared to start kindergarten.

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I feel very confident and safe leaving my daughter here and she absolutely loves it! She has learned so much and I feel like she is very prepared to start kindergarten.

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Mikey loves the teachers here. I'm glad that I have someone I could trust while I'm busy at work. Thank you all, keep up the great work.

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Mikey loves the teachers here. I'm glad that I have someone I could trust while I'm busy at work. Thank you all, keep up the great work.

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Mikey loves the teachers here. I'm glad that I have someone I could trust while I'm busy at work. Thank you all, keep up the great work.

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Mikey loves the teachers here. I'm glad that I have someone I could trust while I'm busy at work. Thank you all, keep up the great work.

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Caring, friendly, and professional teachers and staff. Thank you, Salina really comes home happy each and every day.

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Caring, friendly, and professional teachers and staff. Thank you, Salina really comes home happy each and every day.

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Bringing my boys here was definitely a good move. It's all they talk about when they come home. They do a lot of different activities with the kids and they learn everything they need to know before starting elementary school.

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Bringing my boys here was definitely a good move. It's all they talk about when they come home. They do a lot of different activities with the kids and they learn everything they need to know before starting elementary school.

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Bringing my boys here was definitely a good move. It's all they talk about when they come home. They do a lot of different activities with the kids and they learn everything they need to know before starting elementary school.

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Bringing my boys here was definitely a good move. It's all they talk about when they come home. They do a lot of different activities with the kids and they learn everything they need to know before starting elementary school.

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I love this school. Great location and very friendly teachers. Allie loves it! Thank you. Keep up the great work!

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I love this school. Great location and very friendly teachers. Allie loves it! Thank you. Keep up the great work!

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I love this school. Great location and very friendly teachers. Allie loves it! Thank you

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I love this school. Great location and very friendly teachers. Allie loves it! Thank you

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Been taking my child here for quite some time now and I really appreciate the friendly staff! Maggie loves it here and I usually have to drag her out kicking and screaming because of how much fun she has. Keep up the great work!

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Been taking my child here for quite some time now and I really appreciate the friendly staff! Maggie loves it here and I usually have to drag her out kicking and screaming because of how much fun she has. Keep up the great work!

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My girls love it here. The instructors are gentle, but firm when necessary. Never have complaints from them and have already referred other moms here.

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My girls love it here. The instructors are gentle, but firm when necessary. Never have complaints from them and have already referred other moms here.

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My girls love it here. The instructors are gentle, but firm when necessary. Never have complaints from them and have already referred other moms here.

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My girls love it here. The instructors are gentle, but firm when necessary. Never have complaints from them and have already referred other moms here.

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This place is truly the next best thing to a mom and dad. Rest assured you can trust them with your kids. When I arrive to pick up my kids they don't want to leave, they are so attached to the teachers here sometime I think they like them more than me :).The staff here keeps everything really clean and they do a great job!

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This place is truly the next best thing to a mom and dad. Rest assured you can trust them with your kids. When I arrive to pick up my kids they don't want to leave, they are so attached to the teachers here sometime I think they like them more than me :).The staff here keeps everything really clean and they do a great job!

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I really like this place its a one stop kinda place for kids they have a lot of activities like dance and an after school program. They also have an infant center which is pretty cool for moms with different aged kids. I highly recommend because my daughter likes to come here.

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I really like this place its a one stop kinda place for kids they have a lot of activities like dance and an after school program. They also have an infant center which is pretty cool for moms with different aged kids. I highly recommend because my daughter likes to come here.

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This place is truly the next best thing to a mom and dad. Rest assured you can trust them with your kids. When I arrive to pick up my kids they don't want to leave, they are so attached to the teachers here sometime I think they like them

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This place is truly the next best thing to a mom and dad. Rest assured you can trust them with your kids. When I arrive to pick up my kids they don't want to leave, they are so attached to the teachers here sometime I think they like them

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I really like this place its a one stop kinda place for kids they have a lot of activities like dance and an after school program. They also have an infant center which is pretty cool for moms with different aged kids. I highly recommend

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I really like this place its a one stop kinda place for kids they have a lot of activities like dance and an after school program. They also have an infant center which is pretty cool for moms with different aged kids. I highly recommend

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My little girl, Elizabeth, always has good stories to tell me whenever I pick her up. She absolutely loves everyone and everything at Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. She tells me knew things she's learned, what activities they did, and how nice her teachers are to her. I am very appreciative of the kind care they give my Elizabeth.

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My little girl, Elizabeth, always has good stories to tell me whenever I pick her up. She absolutely loves everyone and everything at Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. She tells me knew things she's learned, what activities they did, and how nice her teachers are to her. I am very appreciative of the kind care they give my Elizabeth.

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Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is a wonderful place to get your children learning and interacting with other kids. The staff is wonderfully patient, and loving to my kid, just like if he were their own. I will be forever grateful to them.

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Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is a wonderful place to get your children learning and interacting with other kids. The staff is wonderfully patient, and loving to my kid, just like if he were their own. I will be forever grateful to them.

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My little girl, Elizabeth, always has good stories to tell me whenever I pick her up. She absolutely loves everyone and everything at Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. She tells me knew things she's learned, what activities they did, and how

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My little girl, Elizabeth, always has good stories to tell me whenever I pick her up. She absolutely loves everyone and everything at Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool. She tells me knew things she's learned, what activities they did, and how

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Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is a wonderful place to get your children learning and interacting with other kids. The staff is wonderfully patient, and loving to my kid, just like if he were their own. I will be forever grateful to them.

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Happy Sunshine Kids Preschool is a wonderful place to get your children learning and interacting with other kids. The staff is wonderfully patient, and loving to my kid, just like if he were their own. I will be forever grateful to them.

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I've had two of my children attend here and they both loved it. They were always happy when we picked them up and told me all the fun things they did that day on the car ride home. It's one of the best preschools in the area and I've

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I've had two of my children attend here and they both loved it. They were always happy when we picked them up and told me all the fun things they did that day on the car ride home. It's one of the best preschools in the area and I've

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My son loves coming here and seeing how happy he is when he's out of school is really a parent's dream. The facilities are nice and clean. The staff are caring and compassionate. They all love children and it's greatly appreciated by all the parents.

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My son loves coming here and seeing how happy he is when he's out of school is really a parent's dream. The facilities are nice and clean. The staff are caring and compassionate. They all love children and it's greatly appreciated by all the parents.

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My son loves coming here and seeing how happy he is when he's out of school is really a parent's dream. The facilities are nice and clean. The staff are caring and compassionate. They all love children and it's greatly appreciated by all

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My son loves coming here and seeing how happy he is when he's out of school is really a parent's dream. The facilities are nice and clean. The staff are caring and compassionate. They all love children and it's greatly appreciated by all

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If there was a negative rating on this place we definitely would rate it in the negatives. The staff are fa-kingly nice as well as the owner. The some teachers are aggressive with the children, when you complain to the owner she pretends

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If there was a negative rating on this place we definitely would rate it in the negatives. The staff are fa-kingly nice as well as the owner. The some teachers are aggressive with the children, when you complain to the owner she pretends

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Where to begin! I will just tell you our experience with HSK and the owner. We enrolled in February and 4 mnths later we were withdrawing our child from HSK (along with several other families). Our son began to regress and act as if it was the first day again or if something bad was happening, i knew it wasn't home, so it had to be his school. So I started asking questions not only to the teachers, but to the other kids and to the owner herself--everyones stories matched except for hers. Teachers were being fired, the food we were paying for was not the food that the kids were getting, the curriculum of the school fell to the waist side & my son was coming home with a lot more artwork, and not having been read to etc. the school is unkempt and unsafe and quite frankly the owners doesn't know what she is doing. While she can be very charming, if you take a step back and really look at what she is doing (or not doing) you will see that this school should probably be taken off of your list. Do a little digging and the the truth will be apparent. And while i heard about the "bad" in this school I asked the owner about all the bad reviews & she gave me an answer that I believed, but looking back I knew it wasn't the truth hindsight is 20/20 & I feel horrible for my son but we yanked him out and he has never been happier! Do your due diligence you will be happy that you did!

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Where to begin! I will just tell you our experience with HSK and the owner. We enrolled in February and 4 mnths later we were withdrawing our child from HSK (along with several other families). Our son began to regress and act as if it was the first day again or if something bad was happening, i knew it wasn't home, so it had to be his school. So I started asking questions not only to the teachers, but to the other kids and to the owner herself--everyones stories matched except for hers. Teachers were being fired, the food we were paying for was not the food that the kids were getting, the curriculum of the school fell to the waist side & my son was coming home with a lot more artwork, and not having been read to etc. the school is unkempt and unsafe and quite frankly the owners doesn't know what she is doing. While she can be very charming, if you take a step back and really look at what she is doing (or not doing) you will see that this school should probably be taken off of your list. Do a little digging and the the truth will be apparent. And while i heard about the "bad" in this school I asked the owner about all the bad reviews & she gave me an answer that I believed, but looking back I knew it wasn't the truth hindsight is 20/20 & I feel horrible for my son but we yanked him out and he has never been happier! Do your due diligence you will be happy that you did!

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Happy Sunshine Kids is an excellent school. We have 2 kids there, ages 1 1/2 and 3, and they love it. Sarah, the administrator, is an absolute gem. The entire staff are wonderful and they're great with children. The facilities are top-notch. Based on our experiences, I would strongly recommend Happy Sunshine Kids.

When we first considered HSK we noticed a number of "bad reviews" on some sites. Obviously, this piqued our interest because a parent wants the very best available for his or her child.

However, it became apparent after reading the bad reviews that these were written by an individual (or maybe 2 people) who had a vendetta against Sarah. Whether these were former employees or someone with a personal beef I neither know (nor care), but I can assure you based on our experiences that the accusations being hurled at her performance at HSK are completely unfounded.

Sarah is one of the most amazing, patient childcare-givers we've ever seen and our kids flat-out love her. Any parent would be lucky to have someone like Sarah involved in the life of his or her child.

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Happy Sunshine Kids is an excellent school. We have 2 kids there, ages 1 1/2 and 3, and they love it. Sarah, the administrator, is an absolute gem. The entire staff are wonderful and they're great with children. The facilities are top-notch. Based on our experiences, I would strongly recommend Happy Sunshine Kids.

When we first considered HSK we noticed a number of "bad reviews" on some sites. Obviously, this piqued our interest because a parent wants the very best available for his or her child.

However, it became apparent after reading the bad reviews that these were written by an individual (or maybe 2 people) who had a vendetta against Sarah. Whether these were former employees or someone with a personal beef I neither know (nor care), but I can assure you based on our experiences that the accusations being hurled at her performance at HSK are completely unfounded.

Sarah is one of the most amazing, patient childcare-givers we've ever seen and our kids flat-out love her. Any parent would be lucky to have someone like Sarah involved in the life of his or her child.

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My son is in Room 2 at Happy Sunshine Kids. We have been nothing but impressed by the school. I know it's difficult to look past some negative reviews written by others but rest assured that they hold little truth. There are absolutely NO mice running around during naptime, and the director is not swigging booze in her office. Those are just ridiculous comments written by people who have other interests in mind.

The focus should be on the children. I can tell you first hand that my son is in the best care he can possibly be in. We've tried 2 other schools and they don't even come close to the caliber of care & education that Happy Sunshine Kids provides. He absolutely loves all his teachers and feels safe & comfortable.

The school is super CLEAN, which is very important to me considering my son gets sick easily. Since he's been attending HSK, he rarely, if ever, is ill.

I'm not a very easy person to impress, especially when it comes to daycares. I've been in some pits, so every little imperfection alarms me. I can tell you from experience that HSK is a great school. You will not be disappointed if you choose this school for your child. In fact, you will be very impressed.

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My son is in Room 2 at Happy Sunshine Kids. We have been nothing but impressed by the school. I know it's difficult to look past some negative reviews written by others but rest assured that they hold little truth. There are absolutely NO mice running around during naptime, and the director is not swigging booze in her office. Those are just ridiculous comments written by people who have other interests in mind.

The focus should be on the children. I can tell you first hand that my son is in the best care he can possibly be in. We've tried 2 other schools and they don't even come close to the caliber of care & education that Happy Sunshine Kids provides. He absolutely loves all his teachers and feels safe & comfortable.

The school is super CLEAN, which is very important to me considering my son gets sick easily. Since he's been attending HSK, he rarely, if ever, is ill.

I'm not a very easy person to impress, especially when it comes to daycares. I've been in some pits, so every little imperfection alarms me. I can tell you from experience that HSK is a great school. You will not be disappointed if you choose this school for your child. In fact, you will be very impressed.

Pros: Loving atmosphere, Safe, Extra-curricular activities

Cons: None

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Happy Sunshine Kids is like a hidden gem.No-one knows it's there, but it is the absolute best in town.
*It's a luxury pre-school.
* Most hygenically clean in the area.
*Safest around. Buzzed to get in through the front door.
*Beautiful, purpose built building.
*Owner built it for her kids, so not a penny was saved. *Approx 2 million spent. Top of the line of everything.
*Specialized rooms for Dance,Musica, Art, Drama and Outside Sports Courts> as well as the regular pre-school rooms.
*Excellent teaching staff, mostly director qualified. No training teachers to make mistakes on our kids.
*Friendly, welcoming, homey atmosphere>
*Terrific lesson plans, curriculum and schedules.
*100% success rate of getting kids into parents 1st choice of private elementary schools.
*Hot lunch program from Whole Foods.
You should take a tour with Ms. Sarah and decide for yourself. You will be really pleased you did.

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Happy Sunshine Kids is like a hidden gem.No-one knows it's there, but it is the absolute best in town.
*It's a luxury pre-school.
* Most hygenically clean in the area.
*Safest around. Buzzed to get in through the front door.
*Beautiful, purpose built building.
*Owner built it for her kids, so not a penny was saved. *Approx 2 million spent. Top of the line of everything.
*Specialized rooms for Dance,Musica, Art, Drama and Outside Sports Courts> as well as the regular pre-school rooms.
*Excellent teaching staff, mostly director qualified. No training teachers to make mistakes on our kids.
*Friendly, welcoming, homey atmosphere>
*Terrific lesson plans, curriculum and schedules.
*100% success rate of getting kids into parents 1st choice of private elementary schools.
*Hot lunch program from Whole Foods.
You should take a tour with Ms. Sarah and decide for yourself. You will be really pleased you did.

Pros: Best pre-school and infant center in town

Cons: None

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I AM A PARENT WITH A CHILD IN THE INFANT ROOM AND 3 YR OLD. ALL TEACHERS HERE ARE LOVING AND CARING. I WAS VERY HESITANT TO LEAVE MY BABY BEING SO SMALL. THE DIRECTOR AND TEACHER IN THAT ROOM ARE AWESOME. I COULD NOT ASK FOR ANY BETTER. PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS GREAT ALSO. I PICKED THE BEST SCHOOL IN TOWN FOR SURE. OTHER PEOPLE NEED 2 QUIT CAPPING ON THE OWNER SHE IS NOT IN A CLASSROOM!!!!!!!!!

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I AM A PARENT WITH A CHILD IN THE INFANT ROOM AND 3 YR OLD. ALL TEACHERS HERE ARE LOVING AND CARING. I WAS VERY HESITANT TO LEAVE MY BABY BEING SO SMALL. THE DIRECTOR AND TEACHER IN THAT ROOM ARE AWESOME. I COULD NOT ASK FOR ANY BETTER. PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS GREAT ALSO. I PICKED THE BEST SCHOOL IN TOWN FOR SURE. OTHER PEOPLE NEED 2 QUIT CAPPING ON THE OWNER SHE IS NOT IN A CLASSROOM!!!!!!!!!

Pros: teachers clean facility

Cons: bad past reviews

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I cannot say enough great things about Happy Sunshine Kids.

We had a tough time finding a good daycare for my son. We checked out Happy Sunshine Kids when I was pregnant and I absolutely loved it, but it was pricey. There were cheaper options and I just couldn't wrap my head around spending so much on daycare. So - we went with an in-home daycare that was less expensive. My son did ok there but we eventually moved him to another larger "chain" preschool. It was not right for us. Actually, it was pretty awful. My son was constantly sick and I got a call to pick him up every single day for various reasons that did not warrant a phone call.

After freaking out for a few days not knowing what to do, I went with my gut and called "this amazing place I visited while I was pregnant" - Happy Sunshine Kids. We decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra money and boy are we GLAD we did! My son is currently in the infant room but will move to room 2 next month. He was been at HSK 7 months and he is SO happy there. His teachers, Ms Susie & Ms Jennifer are absolutely wonderful. For the first time, I feel like his teachers appreciate my son's vibrant personality and they respect the little person that he is. They have taught him so much (he always has new words or new songs!) and I always have felt like they communicate very well with me. I know that if I have a question or concern, I can go to them and they will be honest with me. The school is very organized and well managed. My son has many food allergies and they have been very careful with him to make sure he stays safe. Actually, his teacher is very familiar with allergies, and has given us some great pointers to boot.

I was a bit concerned at one point because kids were leaving and teachers were being let go. I expressed my concerns and I feel like they were addressed and taken care of. The school is very much alive & kicking. I am 100% confident in the abilities of the teachers at HSK. My family is SO grateful to have found them.

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I cannot say enough great things about Happy Sunshine Kids.

We had a tough time finding a good daycare for my son. We checked out Happy Sunshine Kids when I was pregnant and I absolutely loved it, but it was pricey. There were cheaper options and I just couldn't wrap my head around spending so much on daycare. So - we went with an in-home daycare that was less expensive. My son did ok there but we eventually moved him to another larger "chain" preschool. It was not right for us. Actually, it was pretty awful. My son was constantly sick and I got a call to pick him up every single day for various reasons that did not warrant a phone call.

After freaking out for a few days not knowing what to do, I went with my gut and called "this amazing place I visited while I was pregnant" - Happy Sunshine Kids. We decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra money and boy are we GLAD we did! My son is currently in the infant room but will move to room 2 next month. He was been at HSK 7 months and he is SO happy there. His teachers, Ms Susie & Ms Jennifer are absolutely wonderful. For the first time, I feel like his teachers appreciate my son's vibrant personality and they respect the little person that he is. They have taught him so much (he always has new words or new songs!) and I always have felt like they communicate very well with me. I know that if I have a question or concern, I can go to them and they will be honest with me. The school is very organized and well managed. My son has many food allergies and they have been very careful with him to make sure he stays safe. Actually, his teacher is very familiar with allergies, and has given us some great pointers to boot.

I was a bit concerned at one point because kids were leaving and teachers were being let go. I expressed my concerns and I feel like they were addressed and taken care of. The school is very much alive & kicking. I am 100% confident in the abilities of the teachers at HSK. My family is SO grateful to have found them.

Pros: caring teachers, safe & clean environment

Cons: Price

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Currently, our son is in the Infant / Toddler Room and we love it. He has two fabulous teachers, Miss Jennifer and Miss Susie.

He has been enrolled in the school for 5 months and MIss Susie has always been his director.Some of the other teachers step in periodically to cover breaks and I appreciate that they recognize that teachers need to be able to step out of the room every once in a while. Susie is caring, knowledable, and effective. She is open and honest and I appreciate that in a teacher. I actually try to pick up my son early so I can spend the additional time talking with her. We are lucky to have her as our teacher.

Miss Jennifer is a ray of sunshine. She knows exactly what to do from the moment my son walks in the door. Sometimes it can be stressful leaving your child at daycare, especially if your child is crying while you are trying to leave. Jennifer is a pro at diverting my son's attention as I am leaving or she provides the right amount of comfort if he is having a rough start. I can't express how much we appreciate Susie and Jennifer's talents.

At the end of the day, it's all about the teachers and the kids and we think HSK is fabulous.

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★★★★★

Currently, our son is in the Infant / Toddler Room and we love it. He has two fabulous teachers, Miss Jennifer and Miss Susie.

He has been enrolled in the school for 5 months and MIss Susie has always been his director.Some of the other teachers step in periodically to cover breaks and I appreciate that they recognize that teachers need to be able to step out of the room every once in a while. Susie is caring, knowledable, and effective. She is open and honest and I appreciate that in a teacher. I actually try to pick up my son early so I can spend the additional time talking with her. We are lucky to have her as our teacher.

Miss Jennifer is a ray of sunshine. She knows exactly what to do from the moment my son walks in the door. Sometimes it can be stressful leaving your child at daycare, especially if your child is crying while you are trying to leave. Jennifer is a pro at diverting my son's attention as I am leaving or she provides the right amount of comfort if he is having a rough start. I can't express how much we appreciate Susie and Jennifer's talents.

At the end of the day, it's all about the teachers and the kids and we think HSK is fabulous.

Pros: Clean, Safe, Nuturing, Individualized Attention

Cons: I wish he could stay with his teachers until he graduates

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We have had 3 children at HSK for several years and we are very happy with the care and curriculum our children receive. We have had two children get into a Top Pasadena Private school and that would not have been possible without great teachers. We also have our baby there and HSK has one of the best infant rooms in the city, we know because we looked around like any good parent. We feel 100% secure leaving our children there, not to mention the facility is great; a newer building with secure perimeters keep the kids safe inside. As an HR professional I can tell you there is always going to be turn over when the best needs of the clients are not met, in this case where the children??s needs are not in synch with those of the facility. It's unfortunate but it happens and should not be reason to skip considering HSK when looking for a F/T academic preschool. Safe, Clean & Academic.

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★★★★★

We have had 3 children at HSK for several years and we are very happy with the care and curriculum our children receive. We have had two children get into a Top Pasadena Private school and that would not have been possible without great teachers. We also have our baby there and HSK has one of the best infant rooms in the city, we know because we looked around like any good parent. We feel 100% secure leaving our children there, not to mention the facility is great; a newer building with secure perimeters keep the kids safe inside. As an HR professional I can tell you there is always going to be turn over when the best needs of the clients are not met, in this case where the children??s needs are not in synch with those of the facility. It's unfortunate but it happens and should not be reason to skip considering HSK when looking for a F/T academic preschool. Safe, Clean & Academic.

Pros: Clean, Secure, Good Curriculum

Cons: High Cost, Bad Reviews from Angry Teachers

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We have known the owner, Sarah Wiles for 7 years and our family loves her. Out of 6 kids, when our first was 3 1/2, we have followed her since the beginning, teaching classes at her home.My girls are positively giddy to be in her ballet class, not just because of the class itself, but because Ms. Sarah provides them with such individual love, attention, and fun. She also imparts her beautiful British mannerisms, congenialities, and accents, all of which form a wonderful package as a ballet instructor. As recently as last year, we have started to be a part of her Royal Theater Company - which enables our children to be involved in first rate theatrical productions. Next for is this year will be the production of Wizard of Oz. Also, she has been a wonderful influence on our children for which we are forever grateful. Sarah - you are beautiful, you are the best, and we will continue to follow you wherever you go. Thank You.

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We have known the owner, Sarah Wiles for 7 years and our family loves her. Out of 6 kids, when our first was 3 1/2, we have followed her since the beginning, teaching classes at her home.My girls are positively giddy to be in her ballet class, not just because of the class itself, but because Ms. Sarah provides them with such individual love, attention, and fun. She also imparts her beautiful British mannerisms, congenialities, and accents, all of which form a wonderful package as a ballet instructor. As recently as last year, we have started to be a part of her Royal Theater Company - which enables our children to be involved in first rate theatrical productions. Next for is this year will be the production of Wizard of Oz. Also, she has been a wonderful influence on our children for which we are forever grateful. Sarah - you are beautiful, you are the best, and we will continue to follow you wherever you go. Thank You.

Pros: Safe atmosphere, wonderful caring staff, lots of activities.

Cons: none

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After searching high and low, my husband and I found Happy Sunshine Kids. We could not have asked for a nicer, clean facility, friendlier staff or more nurturing daycare environment for our child. This school is amazing and provides the children with enriching activities every day (dance, music, sports, etc.). Our daughter always has wonderful things to say about her teachers and what she did during the day. One thoughtful touch I love is that I get a handwritten note every day from her teacher telling me what my daughter did, how long she slept, what she ate and any other details that help me understand her day. That alone makes this place stand out. But the thoughtful touches don't stop there. The school provides a "Parent's Night Out" babysitting service once a month or so for a minimal fee. Our daughter is cared for by people she knows and we trust and she has a fabulous time! I have nothing bad to say about Happy Sunshine Kids - really. This is an outstanding daycare facility and I recommend it without hesitation.

* Pros: Clean, modern facility; small class sizes; friendly, qualified staff; thoughtful touches for children and parents
* Cons: Parking lot can get full quickly; no cons when it comes to the service or quality of daycare

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★★★★★

After searching high and low, my husband and I found Happy Sunshine Kids. We could not have asked for a nicer, clean facility, friendlier staff or more nurturing daycare environment for our child. This school is amazing and provides the children with enriching activities every day (dance, music, sports, etc.). Our daughter always has wonderful things to say about her teachers and what she did during the day. One thoughtful touch I love is that I get a handwritten note every day from her teacher telling me what my daughter did, how long she slept, what she ate and any other details that help me understand her day. That alone makes this place stand out. But the thoughtful touches don't stop there. The school provides a "Parent's Night Out" babysitting service once a month or so for a minimal fee. Our daughter is cared for by people she knows and we trust and she has a fabulous time! I have nothing bad to say about Happy Sunshine Kids - really. This is an outstanding daycare facility and I recommend it without hesitation.

* Pros: Clean, modern facility; small class sizes; friendly, qualified staff; thoughtful touches for children and parents
* Cons: Parking lot can get full quickly; no cons when it comes to the service or quality of daycare

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After searching high and low, my husband and I found Happy Sunshine Kids. We could not have asked for a nicer, clean facility, friendlier staff or more nurturing daycare environment for our child. This school is amazing and provides the children with great, enriching activities every day (dance, music, sports, etc.). Our daughter always has wonderful things to say about her teachers and what she did during the day. One thoughtful touch I love is that I get a handwritten note every day from her teacher telling me what my daughter did, how long she slept, what she ate and any other details that help me understand her day. That alone makes this place stand out. But the thoughtful touches don't stop there. The school provides a "Parent's Night Out" babysitting service once a month or so for a minimal fee. Our daughter is cared for by people she knows and we trust and she has a fabulous time! I have nothing bad to say about Happy Sunshine Kids - really. This is an outstanding daycare facility and I recommend it without hesitation.

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After searching high and low, my husband and I found Happy Sunshine Kids. We could not have asked for a nicer, clean facility, friendlier staff or more nurturing daycare environment for our child. This school is amazing and provides the children with great, enriching activities every day (dance, music, sports, etc.). Our daughter always has wonderful things to say about her teachers and what she did during the day. One thoughtful touch I love is that I get a handwritten note every day from her teacher telling me what my daughter did, how long she slept, what she ate and any other details that help me understand her day. That alone makes this place stand out. But the thoughtful touches don't stop there. The school provides a "Parent's Night Out" babysitting service once a month or so for a minimal fee. Our daughter is cared for by people she knows and we trust and she has a fabulous time! I have nothing bad to say about Happy Sunshine Kids - really. This is an outstanding daycare facility and I recommend it without hesitation.

Pros: Clean facility; friendly, qualified staff; thoughtful touches for children and parents

Cons: Parking lot can get full; no cons when it comes to the service or quality of daycare

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Specialties: Preschool, Infant Care Areas Served: Pasadena, Monrovia, Duarte, Arcadia, Altadena Year Founded: June 2005 Languages Spoken: English Amenities: Dance, Music, Sports, Art, & Drama Included in program Payment Types Accepted: Cash; Check Biography: Ms. Sarah was dissatisfied with the caliber of existing pre-schools and infant centers. Therefore, she decided to create her own beautiful Preschool and Infant Center with outstanding teachers, ratios, curriculums and varied programs. It is top quality and the children receive the best Pre-School education and Infant Care you will find. Business History: Happy Sunshine Kids Pre-School and Infant Center was built with love and care for the owner's own children. The desire was to better enrich their lives with the fundamentals of social, physical, cognitive and emotional development in a safe, clean, nurturing environment. We maintain a 100% success rate of our graduates admittance into parent's 1st choice of top Elementary schools in the immediate surrounding areas. Most children are good at something. All of our children are good at most things. We fully prepare all of our children so they shine.

 

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