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The Sunny StartDifference

A Sunny Start Preschool is unique among preschools in our area. Here are some of the things that set us apart:

  • Parent Communication App! Receive Daily Update Reports and Pictures On Your Phone!
  • We offer Organic Milk with all meals
  • Secure Check In with Biometric Fingerprint System
  • School Wide iPad Integration and Computer Lab
  • Fully Certified, Nurturing Staff
  • Ultra Clean Facility
  • Hands on Approach to Learning
  • Ongoing Assessment for all Students
  • Advanced Curriculum, Our School Readiness Rate is 100!
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Leadership

The president of our Miami Child Care Centers is Jennifer VazquezJennifer Vazquez, Owner and Administrator

Jennifer created A Sunny Start Preschool in 2012, dedicating her career to providing a loving, safe, and enjoyable experience to all of her students and their families. She is mother to her wonderful daughter, Natalie, and a godmother to four amazing kids! A perfectionist, Jennifer prides herself on paying a great deal of attention to the inner workings of her school. After completing her FCCPC, Jennifer has continued taking trainings and courses in order to stay up to date on the latest developments on education and technology in order to support the families and staff of A Sunny Start Preschool. When she isn’t busy working overtime at the preschool, she enjoys dancing, skiing, spearfishing, and going to the gym!

The director of our Kendall day care is Cristy FeliuCristy Feliu, Director (Bird Road Campus)

Cristy was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Nova Southeastern University. After several years of experience in the classroom, Cristy began her journey as a center director six years ago. Cristy is married and has two children, Lourdes and Enzo. She enjoys reading, watching movies, the ocean, family dinners, and big family reunions!

The curriculum and VPK specialist of our Tamiami location is Tatiana GandolffTatiana Gandolff, Curriculum Specialist

Tatiana arrived at A Sunny Start Preschool as a VPK teacher in 2012. She attended Jacksonville State University where she was a member of the world famous Marching Southerners! Upon returning to Miami, she entered the teaching realm by becoming a percussion instructor at her alma mater, Coral Gables Senior High School. Soon after, she caught the preschool teaching bug and hasn’t stopped since! Tatiana is currently completing her higher education at Florida International University. She enjoys traveling, quiet time with her family, and amateur sports photography.

Our Assistant Montessori director is Gabriella OrellanaGabriella Orellana, Assistant Director (Bird Road Campus)

Gabriella was born and raised in Miami. A graduate of Palmetto Senior High School, Gabriella excelled in Spanish, Volunteerism, and Journalism. She is currently majoring in Elementary Education at Florida International University. Her ultimate goal is to operate her own child care center and to travel to all seven continents! Gabriella enjoys decorating, organizing, reading romance novels, and boating.

Testimonial:

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I love love love this preschool/daycare! Very caring and loving staff and my oldest son loves going every day! I am so excited my twins also started a few months ago, they are so happy here as well. The teachers here are amazing! They genuinely care about the students and the woman in charge of curriculum for the school is always looking for new and great ways to teach the kids. I have 3 children at this school and could not be happier.
–Samantha T. – Mom of Mason, Logan, and Olivia
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Parent Testimonials

  • My daughter graduated from the school this year and started Kindergarten. Going into her fourth week of her big transition, her teachers informed me that she had an outstanding base from her preschool and is reading first grade level! A Sunny Start Preschool prepared my little girl in a spectacular way! The staff is very professional and family oriented not to mention superb state of the art facility. Needless to say I highly recommend the school!

    - Rocky, Dad of Natalia
  • I love love love this preschool/daycare! Very caring and loving staff and my oldest son loves going every day! I am so excited my twins also started a few months ago, they are so happy here as well. The teachers here are amazing! They genuinely care about the students and the woman in charge of curriculum for the school is always looking for new and great ways to teach the kids. I have 3 children at this school and could not be happier.

    – Samantha T. – Mom of Mason, Logan, and Olivia
  • My grandchildren have all attended A Sunny Start Preschool and this was the only preschool they attended. Three of the four are already in Elementary School and thanks to the foundation that they developed in this school, they are students with high grades. Thank you very much to all the teachers who are always attentive and patient with children. The quality of academics that children receive at this school is evident in their success.

    - Liliana, grandmother of Xavier, Jocey, Zander, and Amanda
  • I would recommend this school to any parent searching for a preschool with an excellent curriculum. My daughter is 7 years old and attended this preschool. After graduating from Pre K she tested advanced at her current Charter elementary school. Her teachers were impressed at her knowledge and how advanced her reading was. This school helped her read and went over all the subjects she needed to prepare her for Elementary. She recently tested for gifted this year by MDCPS. This was all due to the foundation she received here. The teachers are amazing and caring. Two of my friends that had their children here also tested for gifted. I am so happy with the school, the curriculum, the teachers, and the staff and now my son currently attends A Sunny Start Preschool. I would not go anywhere else.

    - Barbie, mom of Enzo and Sophia
  • I'm happy to have found this place. The attention is the best. The teachers are the best. My children learn something new every day. I wholeheartedly say to you that every child that goes through this program comes out a winner!

    – Gladys M, Mom of Denisse and Daniela
  • I recommended A Sunny Start Preschool to all whom have children from birth to 6 & more if they would take older.  I am a proud mother of very bright and advanced children thanks to the tutelage of Teacher Carmen, Milly, Angela, & Sofia. As you can see I have had an experience with every level of teacher in the school. I have a Kindergarten boy which I am proud to say is in K- 1 in his school. For those who do not know what K-1, this is where Kindergarten students are also being taught with 1st graders. My four year old is still at A Sunny Start Preschool and she is extremely bright. The curriculum in her class is incredibly advanced and even though I hate homework she is always excited and eager to do it. She can identify words and knows her numbers this also has to do with the fact she loves her school. All this and she has not yet started VPK because of her birthday, but she will be starting come this school year. Thank you Jennifer, Carmen, Milly, Angela, Sofia & Tatiana you guys are the best.

    – Gaby, mom of Zander and Amanda
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Service Areas

Serving the areas of SW Miami Dade, West Kendall, Miami, Tamiami, FIU and the zip codes 33175, 33176, 33185, 33184, 33194.

Contact Information

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Bird Road Location: 13911 SW 42 Street, Suite 108 Miami, FL 33175 View Map and Directions »

Phone: 305-553-9800 Email: info2@sunnystartpreschool.com

Coral Way Location: 2757 SW 142 Avenue Miami, FL 33175 View Map and Directions »

Phone: 305-227-7979 Email: info@sunnystartpreschool.com

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