In 1995, Beth Ehlis was a childcare provider in North Dakota looking for quality curriculum to use with the children in her home daycare. She began creating her own curriculum and materials, and with the help of her mother and sister, FunShine Express was born. Providing printed curriculum guides, along with kits of materials needed for art projects and different activities, the company grew in sales to other small homecare providers needing quality, hands-on materials for their children without the hours of planning involved. Since 1995, the company has grown to serve more than 5,000 children on a daily basis. In 2012, FunShine began exploring the option of offering digital curriculum, and in 2013 a new affiliate was created - FunShine Online. FSO offers a searchable database with instant access to thousands of activities organized into more than 50 themes. These activities are the same exceptional, research-based curriculum being offered in print, only now they are available online.FunShine Online is convenient and cost-effective, allowing teachers to build and access their lesson plans 24 hours a day using their favorite electronic devices. Paid members can choose to download ready-to-use lesson plans, or create custom lesson plans of their own using the specialized Search for Activities feature. Our new searchable database provides more planning flexibility than ever before! Our goal is to help providers build school readiness skills and enthusiasm for learning. The activities in our database actively engage children and support differences in learning styles, maturity, and interests. This guarantees that our curriculum has the depth to meet educational standards being implemented throughout the United States and Canada. Click here to see our Educational Philosophy and Research Base and more. FunShine Online is the industry leader in searchable curriculum database design. Let us help you get started using FSO today! Learn more about our Leadership Team.