Through faith, perseverance, and trust in God's provision, HOPE FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND ETERNITY is coming for children in an under-resourced neighborhood!
"For nothing is impossible with God."
SonShine Early Childhood Academy, Inc. was created to meet the urgent and unmet need of high quality, year-round, Christian preschool education and child care for children living in families who qualify for Child Care Assistance in Wellington Heights.
SonShine was founded in 2015 by Jane Simoson, (aka "Ms Jane"), and the Board of Directors was formed in 2016. In 2017, we bought property from the Affordable Housing Network, Inc. located at 1700 and 1708 4th Ave. SE. Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the location for our mission work. (See the brick building and adjacent home pictured above).
Shortly thereafter, the adjacent dilapidated home on our property was demolished to make room for our future playground. (See picture to the right). SonShine is currently working with Metro High School STEM students and Abundant Playscapes of Iowa City for the design and making of our natural playground.
However, there have been many obstacles and setbacks along the way and trying to remodel a building built in 1916 to meet city and DHS licensing requirements for a child care center has proven to be extremely challenging.
Therefore, we are temporarily renting space to open at The ROC Center in the Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood until we raise the funds for building a new center on the property we currently own.
We have a long road ahead but as we remain obedient; walk by faith and not by sight; and persevere, God is proving to be faithful! He is providing our daily bread - and then some - as we trust in His provision! (See the white vehicle in the picture on the right? It's a 15 passenger van that was generously donated to us by Oak Grove Church!)
STAY TUNED and PLEASE PRAY for continued discernment, courage, strength and provision as we move forward.
Is God Calling You To Partner With Us?
Join us on this exciting journey and become part of SonShine's miraculous story! Whether you volunteer, give in-kind, or monetary donations, it's your kindness that impacts young children's lives by giving them HOPE FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND ETERNITY. Be the story!