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About Us

About Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool®

OUR HISTORY

In 1998 Rochette Dahler opened her Springfield, Missouri home to local families in search of child care. Her reputation for bringing a superior preschool program and the Reggio Emilia approach to her founding students began the Little Sunshine’s legacy. Through passion, determination, and vision, the first official Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® was born in 2002.  

Today Little Sunshine’s Playhouse passionately serves thousands of families and provides quality early educational care to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

Our Mission

Through the Reggio Emilia approach, our mission is to foster a love of learning through curiosity, collaboration, and play. We acknowledge and value each child’s individual abilities, differences and strengths to enhance positive self-esteem and understanding of community. 

We believe a child’s work is play. Children learn best as well as develop socially and emotionally through engaging in a variety of age-appropriate activities in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.

OUR CORE VALUES

We recognize what we do has an incredible impact on your child’s future, our staff’s professional development and overall company, success so our goal is for everything we do to live up to the tenets of our Core Values.

 

C

Compassion

Offering loving hearts and helping hands to our families, students, staff, and communities

H

Humility

Recognizing we’re all part of one community and treating each other as family

I

Integrity

Doing the right thing by being authentic, honest and kind no matter what

L

Loyalty

Having a firm commitment to give careful attention to every child, relationship, and learning experience

D

Discipline

Constantly maintaining the highest standards in student and family care, early education and service

Our Promise

High health, safety, and educational standards are our promise to you. This begins with our comprehensive quality assurance program and highly trained early childhood educators.

Our preschools undergo weekly evaluations by our trained quality assurance professionals. Every school is evaluated on several areas of compliance, including supervision, emergency preparedness, age-appropriate activities, safety, meal services, and many more. Each standard is purposefully designed to exceed state-regulated requirements to put your mind at ease while your child is in our care.

our People

Our early childhood educators at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® are passionate, professional and are committed to providing the highest quality of educational care to your child every day.  

We value each of our teachers and recognize the significant importance of their contributions within our preschool program, as well as their relationships with each family and the students in their care. 

Just as our teachers are committed to your children, we’re committed to them. We invest time and resources to continue to educate our staff and proudly reward them for their hard work and dedication. 

Meet Our Leaders

Our Awards and Honors

We are grateful to be recognized by publications around the country for creating a quality program that families love and we’re proud of.

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