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Sunshine Day Camp is located in Santa Clarita, California. We offer several care programs at local elementary school campuses throughout the area. Our program primarily consists of after-school care for school-age children (grades K-6), although we do offer two small preschool programs. 90% of our positions are part-time positions known as counselors. Entry positions are part-time.

Please note: We do not own or operate the two Sunshine preschools on Wiley Canyon or Newhall Ranch Road.

Sunshine has been my home since 2013. I quickly learned that this program and the staff had something special. This company has a great way of caring for their staff and leading them well–as both the owner and directors of the company have walked in our shoes as counselors themselves. I can truly say that Sunshine makes a positive and lasting difference, not only for the families and children attending, but especially for the lucky staff who get to be a part of it all.

Mariah B.
Sunshine Fair Oaks
Mariah B.

I have worked at Sunshine Day Camp for two years, and I have found it to be a great learning environment for the kids, as well as myself. It has its challenges like any work area, but Sunshine has a way of bringing out the best in all of us. I have learned that Sunshine is a place where I can come to let out my fun-loving, zany self and make great relationships with the kids, the parents, and my fellow staff members. It’s a big Sunshine family!

Lindsay W.
Sunshine Mitchell
Lindsay W.

Here’s what we’re looking for…

Are you Sunshine material?

Working with children is a special opportunity–which is why we take special care in the people we hire! Sunshine counselors are sensitive and enthusiastic leaders. Our staff are people-centered and are great at communicating with our parents and children. Most importantly, staff must be excellent role models!


  • By law, child care employees in California must be free from any prior criminal conviction (including misdemeanors). If hired, staff will be undergo a criminal clearance and child abuse background check.
  • Staff must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Staff are required to work daily Monday through Friday between the hours of 2-5 pm at minimum. More hours are often available, if desired.
  • Staff must be willing to take ECE (child development) college courses. At least three (3) semester units must be completed within the first six (6) months of employment. Prior completion is preferred.

Apply now.

If you’re interested in joining the Sunshine team and meet (or exceed!) our requirements, please fill out this online application. We’re always accepting applications for school-age positions, but we don’t typically hire summer-only staff. We’ll reach out to setup an interview if the perfect position for you opens up.

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Sunshine does an amazing job at making each employee feel recognized, encouraged, and supported. Every birthday and accomplishment–big or small–is celebrated by the team. To be able to put your own needs aside for the needs of children and co-workers reveals the overall character of the individuals I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by each day.

Dani K.
Sunshine Valencia Valley

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