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Welcome to Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool®

Our preschools offer a safe, secure & nurturing environment through our Distinctive Services and Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Creatively Shine®. Everything we do is designed to inspire a love of learning, imagination, and curiosity through play.

Little Sunshine’s is like a second home to our little one. I could not be more thankful that she loves going to school every day to see her teachers and friends. It is obvious how much she is learning - she surprised my husband and I by counting to 10 in Spanish all by herself one day!"

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What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?

It’s all About our Families.

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we are committed to providing you the highest quality of communication, security, and innovative conveniences through our Distinctive Services so you can take comfort in knowing your child is in the very best care.

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Daily communication from your child’s teacher about their daily adventures

Red Carpet Distinctive Services

Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush

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Well-researched, nutritious menus for active, growing little ones

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Strictly-enforced security, putting parents minds at ease

We Create a Nurturing Environment for each child

Through open-ended play-based experiences children flourish and grow to 
love their school, taking pride in belonging to a community

Our Proprietary Reggio Emilia-Inspired Curriculum

Creatively Shine®

Our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Creatively Shine®, is based on the latest research and trends to prepare your children for their educational careers, equipping them with cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and language skills.

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® we believe a child’s work is play. We teach your children age-appropriate lessons, manners, and social skills all through creative and purposeful play. We believe children who enjoy learning at a young age will carry it with them throughout their lives.

Each month we have original projects, provide each classroom with new materials that reflect the monthly theme and provide related activities to support the individual concepts of the “whole child.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What curriculum does Little Sunshine’s Playhouse use?

We proudly provide our students with a proprietary, emergent curriculum, Creatively Shine®. Our curriculum is based on the highly acclaimed Reggio Emilia philosophy and includes monthly learning themes that are implemented in each classroom, using engaging, child-led activities and projects.

How do I enroll at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse?

In order to enroll, an enrollment interview is held between the program director and your family. We want to ensure our boutique-style preschool meets your standards and that you feel welcomed into our program. Once a decision is made to enroll, a financial commitment in the form of a deposit is made. This financial commitment places your family on our pre-selected list. The program director will be in close communication with you regarding movement on our pre-selected list.

How do you process tuition payments?

Tuition is drafted from your bank account each month. The ACH payment schedule can be found in the Parent Handbook.

What schedules does your preschool offer?

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse provides care for children ages 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten. We are open year-round, offering three schedule options tailored to your family’s unique child care needs.

-Full-time childcare
-Part-time child care: M-W-F or T-Thur.

What are the selective admissions requirements?

-Partnership in early childhood educational goals
-Aligned belief in LSP core values and educational philosophy
-Participation in education and LSP community

How do I learn about my child’s development?

Each parent receives a daily LuvNote®. These provide a snapshot about your child’s day and include pictures, videos and quick updates on your child throughout the day.

Additionally, we conduct biannual Parent Teacher Conferences to review and discuss every child’s development. During these conferences, we review your child’s portfolio consisting of classroom observations, developmental markers, a sampling of work and various special moments.

New Resources for Parents

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5 Ways to Help Preschoolers Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

Like so many other things in life, gratitude is learned. Humans aren’t naturally grateful — without some guidance, we’ll stay selfish as long as we can. And be honest … you probably just thought of someone in your life who could say “thank you” a bit more often. 

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“Mommy, Why Does that Person Look Different?”: Having Conversations About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Together is the only way we can create a truly inclusive, kind, and loving world. Instilling that in your child — however imperfectly you might feel while doing it — is how it starts.

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May 2021 National Teacher of the Month

This month we are pleased to announce that our 2021 May National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Lourdes of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of O’Fallon. 

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Finding a Work-Life Balance that’s Right for Your Family

Work-life balance is such a hot topic because parents are attempting to make their work and personal lives play nicely. Work-life balance decides how we prioritize our time and energy. 

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Spectacular Space: Reading List

This month it is all about Spectular Space! We have compiled a great reading list that is all about space. Take some time and learn about space!

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Spectacular Space: At-Home Activity

This month is all about Specatular Space! This at-home activity is great for the whole family. Stargazing as a family can be a lot of fun. This blog has some great tips for some family fun!

What LSP Families are Saying