Happy Days Childrens Learning Center


To Everyone!

Thank you so much for almost a decade of caring for the Soenen kids. Thank you for teaching them, looking out for them, all the hugs, all the smiles- for all of it. I am so happy to have been a part of such a wonderful place!

Dear Happy Days Staff,

Thank you so much for the love and care you’ve all shown to our grandchildren, Edison and Opal, these past seven years. We are so grateful their pre-school experience was so wonderful. You’re the best!


Andrea, Toby & Mary Ellen-

We want to let you know how much we have enjoyed our experience at Happy Days. Jake has absolutely thrived at your school. Your staff and teachers are incredible. It’s been a wonderful year of growth & development for Jake. Thank you for all you do! We can’t thank you enough.

To all of you at Happy Days-

I’d like to express our gratitude for your role in helping our family raise Noemi and Nico there last 7 years. We are very appreciative of your care and attention and good work. They are both very lucky to have had such a good experience with you while their parents worked and they’re well prepared for school. Have a wonderful summer!

Many thanks-

Toby, Mary Ellen, Julie, Danielle:

This is the week of the young child and more importantly teacher appreciation day. Willow loves Happy Days, I know this by the way she smiles and lets me go without a fuss, the way she doesn’t break down in tears when I pick her up, the way she lunged for Toby when we came back from spring break and most importantly the overall assuredness of herself because of the wonderful staff of Happy Days!

Thank you for taking such loving care of me and my daughter.

To all my teachers

Thanks for everything

To everyone at Happy Days,

Thank you. Thank you so much for all the love, care, guidance, education, and fun you have provided our darling daughter, Charlotte, and to us! You have been such a huge part of our lives, and we shall forever hold you in our hearts.

With heartfelt thanks and love,

Happy Days Staff-

Thank you so much for taking such good care of our little girl. I remember when I first dropped her off at your house and how nervous I was. Now, after almost 3 years I am nervous for her to leave.

You all have made a wonderful difference in Brittany’s life and she will miss you very much, as so will me and Steve! Keep up the great work and let’s keep in touch! We will never forget you!

Dear Happy Days Staff-

I remember the first time I left Sean there. I was scared to death. Now I’m scared to death to take him out (but looking forward to a new beginning for Sean).

Thank you for teaching him his ABC’s.

Thank you for giving him a nap every day.

Thank you for teaching him to say, “May I be excused”.

Thank you for teaching him to share and get along with other kids-

Thank you for teaching him all those songs-

Thank you for putting up with my daily phone calls-

Thank you for being the best place to leave Sean while we’re at work.

Sean says thank you for having good toys to play with-

I (we) will always have all of you in my thoughts and I will keep you up to date with Sean as he grows up

What she said! Seriously, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Dear Andrea, Toby, and all the Happy Days team.

You have been an incredible school-and world, really- for Thorfinn as he has gone from a mostly unformed toddler to become a vibrant little person. I often feel that you have been better, more knowledgeable parents than we have. You taught Thorfinn good behavior, sharing, (reasonably) good manners- many of the things that make him good company today. You’ve also done an outstanding job preparing him for kindergarten. We have exactly zero worries about his transition! You have been very much a second family to him through the years, and one we will all miss. Thank you for everything.

From Teachers & Staff:

We are so lucky to have such wonderful teachers and staff. Here are a few letters we ahve received from previous team members.

Dear Happy Days Staff,

As some of you know, today will be my last day here. If I don’t get a chance to say bye to you, I just wanted to say thank you all so much! It has been a pleasure working with you and I’m so happy I got to know each of you. Working alongside you all, I learned so much and am constantly inspired by your guys’ dedication to these kids. Keep up the great work and I’m sure I’ll be by in the summer to visit!

Dear Happy Days Staff,

It has been so much fun and a great experience working with all of you. I know that I have learned from the best, most creative, and loving teachers in the SC County. Thank you for all of your time and friendships. I will miss you all dearly.

To Happy Days Staff…

It has been a great pleasure working with all of you. I will miss you all and hope to see you around town. I am grateful to have been able to be a part of such an awesome team!

Mary Ellen & Toby,

I just wanted to thank you for all the support and care you’ve given me during my four years at Happy Days. I have nothing but fond memories to take with me. I am so thankful I got the chance to work with such amazing people and “bosses” like you two. I am very excited for my new adventure but will always cherish this one. It will be very hard to leave behind, but I will be visiting often. I hope you two have a GREAT Christmas and I will see you after the new year. I will miss you!

Dear Toby and Mary Ellen,

Thank you for creating such a positive work environment and a place where both students and the children can learn and grow! I am so grateful for this experience! It has sincerely been a joy working with you.

Dear Toby, Mary Ellen, Andrea, and Happy Days Staff,

I am writing to extend an official thank you for all your help. Starting December 13th, I will be setting sail on the Disney Cruise Line as a Youth, Activities counselor. Having just moved from Oregon, working at Happy Days was an important part of making feel at home in California, and provide me with important knowledge of how to empathize with and listen to children. I feel truly lucky to have worked alongside such caring people. Thank you for helping me achieve my dream.