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Who We Are
We believe that every child is unique and every family brings value to their child’s growth and success. The beginning of every child’s path to learning and becoming who they are begins at home. We are uniquely dedicated to partnering with families to continue that learning path for each child. Our size and diversity of settings allows families to choose the learning environment that best works for their situation and their child. Enrollment specialists assist families in this selection process. We offer multicultural experiences that enhance learning for all children while celebrating diversity among children and families.
Why Choose Us?

A Child’s Place at Unity House has been providing education to young children since 1973. Originally called Unity Sunshine Program, we serve approximately 1,000 children a year in our center-based classrooms as well as in their homes and in community settings. We celebrate our two hundred employees in their dedication to meeting the interests and needs of our children and families. As part of Unity House of Troy we are able to offer additional resources that benefit children and families. Families are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Parent Advisory Committee that meets throughout the year to advise our administrators on areas of focus. We are a program that is ever evolving to meet the needs of children and families in a way that is thoughtful and inclusive.

We keep parents informed

Parent-Teacher conferences are offered twice per year and as needed to all families. Progress Reports are provided to families twice per year as well.

Unity House family

Families are welcome

Families are always welcome to visit classrooms, and to attend our celebrations throughout the year, including:

  • Field Trips
  • Literacy and Book celebrations with Spring Bunny and Santa visits
  • Carnival
  • End of Year Celebrations

Nutritious meals

All children in our center-based programs receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Our meal program meets the nutritional requirements for children at the different stages of development and is approved by a NYS Department of Health nutritionist.

Parent’s Testimonials
Tracy K.

My girls have been attending A Child's Place (Unity Sunshine Program) for 2 ½ years.  My girls are 4 and 2 years old.  Unity Sunshine is a great program where we feel comfortable knowing the experienced staff have their growth and progress in mind.

Toni L.

My child is now 5 years old. He started at A Child’s Place (Unity Sunshine) when he was 3 years old. Casey receives speech and special education services. We’ve had an amazing experience with A Child’s Place. The staff and teachers are so accepting of Casey and really do help with his coping skills and calming down methods.