402 Lewis Lane Buda, TX.  Call us today at 512.312.4816 or email at us sunshinecottagepreschool@yahoo.com

Susan Buch Ocker,

 Owner

​​Caring for children has been a priority for me throughout my adult life. Having worked with children now for over twenty years, this passion arose while teaching preschoolers thru third graders as a Sunday Bible School teacher at my church with First Baptist from 1994 to 2000.


My higher education career began at Wharton County Junior College where I earned an A.A.S. degree in dental science as a registered dental hygienist in 1994, and a course concentration in nursing. After practicing for close to eleven years, the birth of my two children helped evolve my career path. My passion was clearly in nurturing children.


Education continued to be a priority, and in 2001 I earned a degree in nutrition from The Victoria College. This led to formal training in Early Childhood Development. Then in 2004 I had the privilege of opening and directing a home daycare, licensed under the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. My dedication to children continued to flourish.


My pursuit for excellence in working with wonderful children and their families encouraged me to earn my B.A.A.S. in Business from the University of Houston in 2011. This achievement assisted me in continuing to serve families in the Victoria area by opening and operating a licensed child care center.


Now I have the privilege of residing in the Buda area and have brought my passion and experience for childcare and development with me. The Sunshine Cottage Preschool and Development Center has been established to deliver quality care in a loving, safe, educational environment to the children and families of Buda and the surrounding area.






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    Zaira Nunez,

Assistant Director

I Began working with children when I was 13 years old at my local church. Through the years, I realized that I found work with children to be very rewarding. After about 3 years of nannying, I was offered the opportunity to work at the Sunshine Cottage. Here, I have learned how to develop skills as an Early Childhood Professional, that allow me to help out the children in my care, as well as the people I work with. I hold a Texas Administrator Credential, and love every aspect of my job as Ms. Jenn's right hand. 


I have now been at The Cottage since 2015, and I can honestly say in the last six years I have seen this center form a wonderful little community. This, of course, would not be possible without great parents and great teachers.  I hope to be here for many years to come and be able to see everyone reach their full potential. 





   

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    Jennifer Fohn,

  Director

​​I have always had a huge passion for children, and helping them learn, grow, and succeed. I was raised in Kyle, Texas, and am the oldest of five siblings. I was always my parents live in nanny growing up as I looked after my siblings while they worked. Shortly after graduating from Lehman High School in 2014 I began working at The Sunshine Cottage Preschool. I always wanted a job working with children, and knew it would be the perfect place to begin my career.


 After falling in love with my job as an infant teacher I decided to get my CDA (Child Development Associates). After almost three wonderful years as a teacher, and finishing my associates I became the Preschool Director. Further more, I now hold a Texas Administrator's Credential, which has prepared me to lead this center with a lot more confidence.  I am blessed to have truly loved my very first job, and now long-term career. The Sunshine Cottage Preschool is a wonderful place to be.