“Funshine has been, and continues to be, a loving, nurturing and safe environment for our children. Their social, emotional and academic growth has been tremendous. We are forever thankful to our Funshine family!”

-The Boyd Family

“For four years, Funshine Nursery School provided our daughter with enriching, creative and loving care. Funshine’s commitment to a play based curriculum is one to be commended in what is becoming an all too academic early childhood field. Funshine stands out as an exceptional, high quality early childhood environment right here in the Hudson Valley.”

– Katelyn Clark

“My youngest daughter attended Funshine for two school years. Funshine is the ideal warm, nurturing, deeply rooted small town preschool experience for children and their families. The staff at Funshine are exemplary and truly care about children’s well-being. I applaud Tracey and her staff for reopening in September 2020 and running their program without a hitch amid so much uncertainty. Their steady leadership allowed the youngest members of the Red Hook community to thrive in an in person school environment, giving them a desperately needed sense of normalcy and a touchpoint of social- emotional development and connection. I recommend Funshine unequivocally to any parent. As a mom of four, I have had the pleasure of placing my children in several different preschool programs both in Brooklyn and in Red Hook. What makes Funshine stand out is the way they support families with extended hours and holidays availability, their deep connections to the Red Hook community, their commitment to safety, and above all, their love of children. We will miss watching Mrs. G greet our daughter with warm hugs and adoring attention every morning, but we know she will take the strong foundation she was given at Funshine with her into kindergarten and beyond.”

– Emily Wenner

“Our daughter’s experience at Funshine has been great, and she learned so much being part of the three year old class. Her teachers have encouraged her creativity and imagination and she has grown through play- based learning. Our child has quite a personality, and she reports feeling respected and loved by everyone at school. She’s formed meaningful relationships with classmates and caretakers alike. We’re grateful that she’s had a well-rounded curriculum of social, emotional and skills-based learning that’s packed with exciting explorations. We have always felt very welcome at Funshine and are thankful to the teachers and staff for supporting our daughter and helping her develop pre-academic skills and concepts. Additionally, special appreciation and thanks to Funshine for maintaining a safe and protected learning environment throughout the pandemic. This is really a great achievement! Our daughter can’t get enough of Funshine and is very much looking forward to the start of the new school year.”

– Lorne and Jasmin Norton

“For seven years, Funshine has been a home away from home for three of my children. My kids have unique personalities, needs and learning styles, and the Funshine staff has connected with each of them individually, helping them learn, build friendships, explore and grow. They always look forward to a day at Funshine!”

– Lyndsey Dussling