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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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Discipline by Age

Imagine your child reaches over and knocks a lamp off a side table, breaking it. As the parent, it’s time to dole out some discipline.

But let’s imagine your child is 11 months old. How does that change your approach? What if they’re 4? Do they get the same type of punishment as a baby? Probably not.

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It’s Happening: What To Do When Your Child Throws a Tantrum in Public

If you are a parent, one day your child will throw a tantrum in public. Here’s the thing … it’s going to happen. And probably more than once. So that spike of fear you had reading that statement? Toss it to the side. Every parent deals with this, and we’re going to talk about how to get through the worst of it.

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June 2021 National Teacher of the Month

This month we are pleased to announce that our 2021 June National Teacher of the Month is Ms. Mikayla of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Leawood. 

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Let Kids Play … in the Dirt!

While your kid may not mind getting tossed in the mud, that’s not the only thing that will help them get the benefits of “playing in the dirt.” The important thing is to get them outside!

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Journey Across America: Reading List

This month we are learning about the journey across America. We compiled a great reading list for the whole family. Teach your kids all about America with these great books!

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Journey Across America: At-Home Activity

Summertime is just such a great time for everyone! It is the time as families we pack our things and we travel far and wide to experience new family adventures.

What LSP Families are Saying