About Us

Sunshine Academy is a trusted childcare center providing early childhood education programs for our local community in Nacogdoches and Lufkin, both in Texas. We are an approved CCMS & CACFP Vendor with three different educational institutions which strive to make a great contribution to the lives of our children; they are Sunshine Academy, Safari Kidz, and Panther Kidz.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on the belief that all children are unique and learn in different ways. Your child’s success is our goal.

Our Executive Director

Shante Kennedy Moreland is the Executive Director of Safari Kidz, Sunshine Academy, and Panther Kidz. Shante has a passion for children and assisting in their growth and development. She attended Angelina College with a focus on Children and Family Development studies. She has worked as a childcare Director for 20 years. Shante is married to Sam Moreland, and together, they have 6 beautiful children. She attends Bible Teaching Fellowship Ministry where she teaches Bible Study and does outreach in the community.

Your child is a treasure that you should love and cherish. With that, you’ll be needing a partner to assist you with the specific needs of your children. Allow our skilled and experienced professionals to guide and teach your children as they grow and develop. We have designed age-appropriate programs to ensure that we can meet the particular needs of every child and family we serve.

To learn more about us, please feel free to contact us at 936-559-KIDS / 936-632-KIDZ or send a message to shantenkennedy@gmail.com. We are more than happy to serve you soon.