Dear Sunshine House Faculty,
Thank you for taking such good care of Tyler for the past four years. Todd and I are truly grateful for the roles you have played in his life and for helping him become such a funny, bright, kind and caring boy. It is hard to believe that Tyler was just six months old when he started coming to the Sunshine House.
In the infant room he learned to sit up, play with toys, hold his bottle by himself, and crawl. He received lots of attention and plenty of hugs from Miss Doreen, Miss Frieda and Miss Meg. Once Tyler learned how to drink from a sippy cup, he moved to the toddler one room. We are grateful!
He was welcomed into this room by Miss Clara and Miss Lauren. Here he learned to walk, eat at the big boy table, sleep on a cot, say a few words, and share toys. Again he received lots of attention and plenty of hugs. Now he was ready for the toddler two room. We are grateful!
He spent his time with Miss Neen and Miss Karen. Under their watchful eyes, he learned to swing and go down the slide on the playground, do art projects and talk, talk, talk. Again he received lots of attention and plenty of hugs. Now he was ready for the two-year-old room. We are grateful!
It was in this room that he became a little boy, thanks to Miss Kasha and Miss Deva. He learned manners in this room, “ladies first,” played housekeeping, ran around the playground, actually sat and paid attention to stories, and was potty trained. Again he received lots of attention and plenty of hugs. Now it was time to move to the other hallway and join the three year old. We are grateful!
In here he learned Spanish, learned what authors and illustrators do, participated in his first trike-a-thon, and learned why fire drills are important. Miss Maria and Miss Sue were very patient and helped Tyler through the transition of becoming a big brother. Again he received lots of attention and plenty of hugs. Now he was ready for preschool. We are grateful!
Tyler had a great experience in this room. He learned to write his name, had homework for the first time (which our dog, Tobi, ate), played in centers, fine tuned his art skills, tried a few vegetables, learned to rest instead of nap, learned to recognize site words and began to understand the true meaning of friendship. Miss Deva and Miss Karen believed in Tyler and prepared him for TK. Again he received lots of attention and plenty of hugs. Now he was ready for summer camp. We are grateful!
This summer he had the opportunity to spend time in TK with Miss Karen and Miss Denise. He had a great time learning how to use the computer, learning a few karate moves, enjoyed ice cream on Wednesdays, always looked forward to Friday water days, and learned to pick up after himself. Again he received lots of attention and plenty of hugs. Now he is ready for the next chapter in his life – TK at Providence Day School. We are grateful!
It is true that it takes a village to raise a child, We are so happy that we chose the Sunshine House village in Huntersville to help us raise Tyler. All of you have left an impression on Tyler, one he won’t soon forget.
Thank you for all you have done for Tyler and our family!