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Testimonials

-Hi Ms. Veronica,

I just wanted to say how much we appreciate the teachers at Sunbeam.  Adelina had a wonderful experience with Mrs.Gina and Mr.Matt. We feel so lucky that she had such caring, experienced teachers that put so much thought into their classrooms and students.  Plus the small class size was a real perk.  We are very grateful and if you could please pass along our appreciation for how great both of them were as teachers for Adelina. We also appreciate how careful Sunbeam was in protecting the children from COVID and following CDC guidelines.

Warmly,

Annina

-Sunbeam Children's Center,

The last 6 years have been a blessing.  I am very thankful for all that Sunbeam has provided me and the experience it gave me.  I am a different man than when I first came to work as a senior in high school, now a college graduate and pursuing my life dream.  The people I have met and the kids I helped care for and teach will leave an impression on me that will last a lifetime.  I will always look back on my time at Subeam with a smile and know that I was able to help and make a difference in the children's lives.  I am very thank ful for the flexibility that was provided to me throughout my college education and throughout these last 2 years with interviews for my journey to law enforcement.  Without this, I would not be where I am today.

With this being said, it is with mixed feelings of both great excitement and great sadness, that I am notifying of my departure from the Sunbeam family to pursue my career in law enforcement.  My last day of work will be Friday, June 24, 2022.

Thank you to everyone at Sunbeam, all of my amazing coworkers, all the children and families that I have met and my directors and assistant directors for everything.  It is truly a part of my life that I have loved and cherished being a part of over the loast 6 years.

Thank you Sunbeam!

Justin Kenney

-Sunbeam

Thank you so much for making Jerry feel welcomed.  He has learned a lot in his short time with you and has been excited to go to school every day which says a lot.  I am so glad that Sunbeam's Childrens Center was a part of his journey.

Thank you,

Chudley, Wesley & Jerry Butler

-SCC Staff

I just want to express my sincere gratitude to each and every one of you guys who have cared for Randy & Hunter.  Thank you so much for caring for them both so well each and every day!.  I cannot even tell you how grateful & blessed we are to have been able to have you all in Randy & Hunter's lives.  I cannot thank you all enough!  We are definitely going to miss all of you so much !  You all have made both of my boys feel so special, loved, and cared for, and that means the world!  I hope the best for everyone of you!  Thank you again so much for everything!!

The Downes

Allie, Randy, Randy & Hunter

-To Our Family at Sunbeam,

Over the last few years that Colton has been at Sunbeam, he has felt as though it has been a second home and family.  Starting his first year with Mrs. Ellsie until his final year with Mr. Matt, and all of those in between,  we have watched the love and compassion from everyone, especially in the last year when everyone came together to work with him to ensure this little boy made it to the first grade.  The hard work, effort, compassion and love was truly a God sent blessing and the Houtchens family would like to thank all of you for always being their for us and Colton.

Bill, Meg, Tom and Colton

-Ms. Veronica,

I wanted to reach out to you and let you know how thankful I am for you and your staff!  You all sure know how to make a mama feel at ease leaving her little girl @ preschool.  Thank you for all the love and inviting doors for Lucy.  We will miss Sunbeam and all the wonderful staff.

With love & gratitude,

Ana and Kyle Peterson

-Sunbeam Children’s Center was an absolute blessing.  We have experienced everything Sunbeam has to offer including twins in the infant room, three preschool graduations and summer camps. The love and care shown to my 3 daughters can never be matched.  My girls loved every minute they spent at Sunbeam.  They talk about the friends they made, their teachers, the activities and experiences like it was yesterday.  We are truly thankful to Sunbeam Children’s Center for providing such a safe, positive and loving environment for our children to grow and learn.

Sincerely,

 Dan & Heather James

-Hello,  I just wanted to reach out and say how impressed I am with Ms. Doris.  Zach has been identifying numbers, letters and colors.  His pediatrician is beyond shocked on how many he actually knows.

I knew early education was the right call, but I'm beyond impressed with how much your teachers accomplish.

Thank you,

Teresa

Dear Veronica,  Thank you for keeping my school open.  You have worked very hard this year and I wanted to tell you how much I love school and to tell you thank you.  You have done a great job helping us all grow.  Merry Christmas.

- Love, BC

Ms. Veronica,

Thanks for the amazing job you and your staff do with Dylan.  We are grateful he is in a center as great as Sunbeam.  You and your staff care for the children as if they are you own.  I drop my son off knowing he is in great hands everyday.  May God continue to bless you and the work that you do at Sunbeam.

Thank you for being a great Leader during this difficult year.  We are thankful for you and the entire UMC Sunbeam Staff.  Blessings..

-The Ocambs

Dear Mrs. Kenney

I just wanted to say thank you.  Just a few short weeks ago, Hannan was behind when she arrived in your classroom.  Now she is all caught up.  That means a lot to her father and I.  Thank you for being an amazing teacher.  Thank you for all you do for your students!

- The Brookwell Family

You come to work everyday, and it is routine and normal for you, but I need you to know; all of you have been so impactful in the Youlen family. Elizabeth has been at SCC since she was 3 months old, and so many of you have affected her in one way or another. My husband and I appreciate the love and joy you put forward every time Elizabeth showed up at your doors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being an amazing partner these last 5 years. You helped Elizabeth grow into the strong, and confident little girl she is now. Most of you can agree, she has come a long way. We have made so many connections with the amazing teachers, and the respect we have for what you do is endless! The memories and stories we have to share are priceless! Thank you for giving our baby girl the best 5 years ever, EVEN IN A PANDEMIC!!!! And of course, you still have the pleasure of seeing our Addie every week, and we can’t wait to see the amazing memories she will continue to make at SCC!! Hugs to all of you and God bless.

Michael and Samantha Youlen

Sunbeam has been a true blessing for my family.  After searching and searching for not only just a daycare, but a place that followed the same moral and religious beliefs as our family, we found Sunbeam.  My children started when they were just 3 and 1 and have had nothing but amazing teachers since the very beginning.  My son is now in 1st grade and I received very many compliments from his elementary teachers saying how well prepared he was for school.  I am excited for my daughter to start kindergarten this year and very confident that with the foundation that Sunbeam has set, she will do just great.  I appreciate everything the staff has done for my babies and we will truly miss everyone there!

- Wells Family

Thank you for all you have done for our children, Joanne and Nora, over the years.  Your influence has enabled them to grow and flourish as individuals and Christians.  I would especially like to thank you for staying open during this crisis we face as a nation.  You have provided a much needed resource for students and families, while adhering to the ever changing guidance.  Everyone has worked dilengently to keep the center clean and to keep the children healthy and happy.  The routine and structure provided has enabled the students to some normalcy and parents to feel comfortable and confident when dropping off our students.  I know you have and will continue to have to make some tough decisions.  Please know that we greatly appreciate the way you approach each decision with knowledge and prayer.  You will continue to be in our prayers.

- Carrie & Scott Pendleton

We just wanted to say Thank you to the staff and teachers at Sunbeam Children's Center.  During this coronavirus pandemic, they have been so accommodating and reasonable with our enrollment, and the policy they have in place is much better than what all the other facilities in the areas have to offer!  We are so greatful that they are remaining open because our kids love it there and it brings them some normalcy with all the chaos going on.  The teachers have always impressed us with the way they legitimately care for and are interested in the kids.

We are pleased at how they are complying with CDC's requirements.  They make sure things are disinfected and hands are washed several times a day.  They also keep classroom sizes small and only open up rooms that are necessary.  From Riley singing her alphabet, to Harry using a fork and saying "ball", it is so obvious that the kids are learning so much here and we will keep bringing our kids as long as we can!

- Jessica Robinson

 How sweet it has been to be loved and cared for by you! Thank you for all the hugs and kisses, all the teaching and helping hands, and for all the laughter and joy. Thank you for helping us grow into the amazing little boys we are. We will always love you and never forget you!

- JB & Daniel

Our twins started attending Sunbeam when they were 6 months old.  At Sunbeam, it has been amazing to see them grow, learn, make friends and begin to understand how much God loves them. 

Every administrator, teacher, assistant and aide that our children have worked with at Sunbeam from the nursery to the four-year old class, has been patient, loving, kind and such a blessing to our family.  When we leave for kindergarten in August, it will be bittersweet, but our little ones are ready.

- Andrea and Bernie

Thank you for all that you have done for my family over the past few years.  I always knew that my children would be loved and cared for everyday when I dropped them off.  You and your staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that (my daughter) was getting the support she needed while keeping her included.  Thank you for your flexibility and patience in having other agencies come in and making them feel welcome.

- Lindsey C

I wanted to say how wonderful this summer has been so far with all of the special days and new activities they have been doing.  Tyler is truly excited to go to school for things like bike day, movie day, crazy sock day, etc.  It's amazing how new/special activities like that can make such a difference to the kids and really make them enjoy being at school  It makes me feel so much better when we drop them off in the morning knowing that they are happy and excited to be there.   So again, I wanted to say thank you and "great job" for coming up with geat ideas and new activities to keep the kids stimulated!!  We greatly appreciate the wonderful care that Sunbeam provides for the kids.  Thanks again! 

- Heather and Alan

As first time parents, we set high expections for our daughter's care. Sunbeam teachers and staff have not only exceeded those expectations, but have gone above and beyond to provide exceptional care. Our young daughter had some feeding difficulties, and the teachers in the infant room were so patient with her and worked with her daily. Thanks to their continued support, she has progressed very well and we are so grateful! We would highly recommend Sunbeam to those looking for high quality and personal care for their precious little ones.  

- Kaitlyn & Dennis 

Our daughter transitioned to Sunbeam day care at the age of two after having been in a private babysitter's home since shortly after birth. We were very nervous about the transition but felt it was best for her to be around other kids her age. After a few weeks, she loved it and it has been the best decision we could have made for her.

We absolutely love Sunbeam and we wish she could stay here longer! The staff is excellent - very supportive, knowledgeable and approachable. The teacher to student ratio is great and we feel that she will be well prepared for Kindergarten. She has learned so much here.

One of the things we love the most about Sunbeam is that all of the teachers get to know all of the kids and interact with them. So everyone says "Hello" to her by name when she walks in the door! We highly recommend this day care center to all who ask!   

- Kelly

My daughter is always excited to go to school because of the amazing teachers, staff and curriculum at Sunbeam Children's Center. She has learned a love for God, love for others, and a love for learning from the staff and programs at SCC. She started at SCC at 6 weeks old and is moving into the 4 year old class this year. I know she will be well prepared for kindergarten. I am so glad we found such a loving and nurturing environment for our daughter.

- Michelle

Sunbeam saved the day. After our fourth child was born, we needed a daycare provider for our new baby girl. We had just had a bad experience with an in-home daycare provider, and then we found Sunbeam Children's Center. Four years later, we are still extremely happy with the teachers and the school staff. We love to tell everyone looking for daycare what a joy Sunbeam is. This year we have added our fifth child to the infant room and look forward to the years to come.

- Jennifer & Steve

Worship

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St. Thomas UMC
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110
703-368-5161
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