History & Security

History of our Program

Happy Harbour was made possible by the efforts of many members from Bay Harbour United Methodist Church.  Thanks to the tireless work and dedication of the Founding Committee Members – Gail Smith, Becky Collins, Betsy Hoffman, and Donna Burkett – Happy Harbour opened its doors to the children of the church and community on August 29,  1994, as a Children’s Day Out.  In 1995, we further developed our curriculum and restructured to become Happy Harbour Early Childhood Program.  The program continues to support the overall mission statement of Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, which is to “Love God.  Love Others.  Serve the World.”


For your child’s protection, Happy Harbour doors will remain locked at all times.  If you need to pick up your child early or are arriving after 9:15 am, please ring doorbell and check in at the Happy Harbour Early Childhood Program Office.    

State Licensing requires that children be signed in and out on a daily basis.  You must sign your child in every morning with your 4-digit Brightwheel code.  You must sign your child out each afternoon with your 4-digit Brightwheel code.  

Security cameras are installed in and throughout our campus, and operational 24/7.