Sonshine Christian School’s Campaign to
Be a Light for God’s Children

Learning and Growing
in Christ

Sonshine Christian School is an early learning center, elementary school, and middle school housed in the Living Hope Church in Vancouver, WA.

The early learning center began serving families as a daycare 30 years ago. To extend its impact and serve children into school age, Sonshine established the elementary school by adding a grade at a time, beginning in 2012. The middle school was added in 2022.

Sonshine Christian School aims to serve
all children regardless of their abilities.

We serve all families regardless of their financial status.
We accept state pay and provide financial assistance to
qualified families.

79%of families receive financial assistance

“I have no greater joy
than to hear that my
children are walking in
the truth.” 3 John 1:4

Our mission is to work together with families, providing
a high-quality, individualized, Christian education that
prepares children physically, spiritually, emotionally,
and intellectually, to impact their world for Christ

A Light for
God’s Children

At Sonshine Christian School and Early
Learning Center, our goal is that children
and families grow in knowing God, in the
pursuit of excellence in education

“…let your light shine
before others, that they
may see your good
deeds and glorify your
Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

When children are successful
at Sonshine they:

  • Feel safe
  • Feel seen
  • Feel heard
  • Feel loved
  • Feel confident
  • Are socially and emotionally
    prepared to enter kindergarten
  • Are engaged in well rounded
    experiential learning opportunities
  • Are Introduced to God and grow in

Families that entrust
Sonshine with their children:

  • Feel supported
  • Feel comforted
  • Feel connected
  • Feel informed
  • Feel confident
  • Feel empowered
  • Grow in a relationship with God

Fading Access to Child Care

Child care options in Clark County have dwindled since the
pandemic. According to ChildCare Aware of Washington, the
county lost 150 providers and about 1,500 available slots.

Providing an affordable early childhood learning center in Vancouver, WA is critical for working parents and families

In Clark County:

28,509 children
under age 5 
Of those, 17,105 come from a
household where all parents work.
Current capacity
for childcare for
ALL ages 8,137. 
Infants – $19,394
Toddlers – $16,428
Preschool – $13,596
School Age – $7,020


Goal     $2,492,000
Committed –  $1,742,000
Remaining     $750,000

Our Campaign

To serve 68 children in our Early Learning Center we need to remodel 20,000 square feet of Living Hope Church from an auto shop to a welcoming, safe educational environment.
This renovation will provide:

  • 4 classrooms for hands-on, experiential, age
    appropriate learning
  • Gymnasium for physical movement
  • Commercial kitchen to provide nutritious meals and
  • Indoor/outdoor play space for movement and
    imaginative play
  • 3 outdoor play areas with age appropriate equipment

Creating a space at Living Hope Church for the Early Learning
Center will allow it to once again be housed alongside Sonshine
Christian School and provide a seamless continuum of Christian
education through middle school.

To provide high-quality educational experiences in a scripture-based environment, Sonshine Early Learning Center invests in teachers and support staff that exhibit and model Christian values.

Expanding Child
Care Services

The remodel will also allow Sonshine to extend child care services to 30 elementary-aged children before and after school, during out of school days, and during the summer break.

Building Remodel Budget

You can help Sonshine Christian School Be a Light for God's Children by supporting our Ignited By Faith campaign. Every gift is appreciated.

To give to the campaign, contact Rosemary Warner, Sonshine Superintendent/Principal

(360) 574-5307

Download the Brochure