Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Colorado Springs, CO at Briargate
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Colorado Springs at Briargate will be the second location in the Colorado Springs area. The school is located right off Powers Boulevard at the corner of Briargate Parkway and Grand Cordera Parkway near Target.
Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the Briargate community.
In order to cater to your family’s unique child care needs, we offer a variety of schedule options, which are M-F, MWF and Tues./Thurs. Our monthly tuition rates include: formula, wipes, baby food, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and extracurricular activities.
What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?
It’s all About our Colorado Springs Families.
At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, 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.
Daily communication from your child’s teacher about their daily adventures
Red Carpet Service™
Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush
Well-researched, nutritious menus for active, growing little ones
Strictly-enforced security putting parents minds at ease
Our Proprietary Reggio Emilia-Inspired Curriculum
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 that a child’s work is play. We teach children age-appropriate lessons, manners and social skills all through creative and purposeful play. We believe that if children enjoy learning at a young age it will carry 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.”
Our Colorado Springs Preschool Leadership Team
Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I am your Program Director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Colorado Springs at Briargate. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with Reggio Emilia-inspired teaching practices with your children, you, and the Briargate community.
I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families and have worked with infants through parenting teens and have held various roles from classroom teacher and trainer to program administrator. Most recently, I spent 11 years as the founding director of an early learning center, spent two years as a professional learning facilitator, and had the honor of working in the not-for-profit sector supporting and advocating for early care and education issues.
I hold an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Portland Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Portland State University, and I’ve completed my coursework toward a Master of Arts in Teaching from Walden University. Most importantly, I look forward to continuing to learn each day from our students, your families, and our educators as we work to build meaningful relationships and co-constructed learning to support one another on our educational journey.
On a personal note, my husband, Zebulon, and I have three children, and we are on the verge of being empty nesters with only our youngest son still at home. We are new to Colorado Springs as of summer 2023 and enjoy all the area has to offer!
Our Colorado Springs Educational Programs
Our highly trained infant teachers partner with you to ensure your baby’s developmental needs are met every step along the way. Our nursery staff create predictable routines and nurturing classroom environments that foster social and emotional development in your baby.
Our Colorado Springs Preschool
What Our Colorado Springs Families Are Saying
We had a great experience with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse! I would say I’m an anxious first-time parent and Little Sunshine’s Playhouse surpassed my expectations for a daycare. I knew he was happy, learning, and well taken care of. Your knowledgeable staff gave me guidance with each transition in my sons life – weaning from sleep sack, transitioning to food, and stopping the bottle. They helped me get him on a schedule that keeps me sane on the weekends! I am so grateful for the care he has received in these crucial early stages of life.
I love this daycare, both on a parent level as well as a teacher level. My daughter is so happy to be there and she learns a lot! Her teachers are very vocal with me and they communicate well. They are also very loving toward her. These are all things I noticed before I even started working there. Now that I do, I see firsthand how much everyone cares about their kids and their learning. I love being a part of this company.
Little Sunshines is an overall wonderful place! The amount of care and love given to each individual student is unmatched! It is really special to have a place that I know I can trust with my child while I am at work. It is also really nice to have a chef that takes care of all meals and snacks each day! That saves me a ton of time at home and I know she is getting nutritious meals. Every teacher cares so much for their kids that it is like a second family!