Early Preschool Program

Little girl in preschool classroom at Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool

Your two year old is becoming more verbal, continuing to explore new things around them and is beginning to develop social skills. A balanced routine and flexibility is important at this age as your child’s developmental needs are different from their peers.  

To do this, your child’s preschool teacher and our classroom create a nurturing, home-like classroom environment where your toddler is treated as a capable individual, whose opinions, actions and thoughts are respected and valued.

Our Reggio Emilia-inspired, emergent learning curriculum is designed to stimulate the whole child through experiences in math, science, language, drama and music. Language development is rapid at this age, so we also take this opportunity to help increase their vocabulary. All lessons are presented in a way to help develop each child’s imagination by learning through play.

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.”

We love Little Sunshine's Playhouse! The staff and teachers are excellent. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and truly care about the children. They are teachers and orchestrate full days of curriculum and activities to keep the kids fully engaged and learning. The special offerings like daily Spanish, yoga, sports and culinary class make this place truly special!"

Parent Resources

Early Childhood Education Matters

If there’s one thing Little Sunshine’s Playhouse® wants to shout from the rooftops, it’s that early childhood education matters!


Preschool Sign Language Promotes Early Learning 

Did you know sign language is one of the most common languages spoken in the United States? There are between 250,000 and 500,000 American Sign Language (ASL) users in the U.S. and Canada alone.


Drama for Preschoolers Brings Fun, Creativity to Early Education

Everyone knows that children love to pretend. But did you know that pretending can actually help with learning? 


Our curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts.

24-29 Months Developmental Milestones
  • Runs easily 

  • Walks down stairs alone, placing both feet on each step 

30-32 Months Developmental Milestones
  • Matches an object in his hand or room to a picture in a book 

  • Turns rotating handle 

  • Climbs well

  • Walks up stairs alternating feet with support 

  • Swings leg to kick ball 

  • Bends over easily without falling 

  • Turns book pages one at a time 

  • Builds a tower of more than six blocks

  • Screws and unscrews jar lids, nuts and bolts  

  • Uses pronouns (I, you, me, we, they) 

  • Turns rotating handle

  • Recognizes and identifies almost all common objects and pictures 

  • Understands the concept of “two” 

33-36 Months Developmental Milestones
  • Pedals tricycle 

  • By three, separates easily from parents

  • Expresses a wide range of emotions 

  • Objects to major changes in routine

  • Makes vertical, horizontal and circular strokes with pen or crayon 

  • Understands most sentences 

  • Understands physical relationship (on, in, under)

  • Can say name, age and sex 

  • Strangers can understand most of his/her words 

  • Plays make believe with dolls, animals and people 

  • Sorts objects by color 

  • Completes puzzles with three or four pieces

  • Makes mechanical toys work

Explore our Educational Programs

Infant Educational Program

Infant Program (6 weeks – 1 year)

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.  

Toddler Educational Program

Toddler Program (1-2 years)

Our toddler classrooms are designed to encourage purposeful play where our teachers guide your child through age-appropriate learning experiences that prepare them with the knowledge they need to be confident as they grow.

Early Preschool Educational Program

Early Preschool Program (2-3 years)

Your child’s preschool teacher and our classroom create a nurturing, home-like classroom environment where your toddler is treated as a capable individual, whose opinions, actions and thoughts are respected and valued.

Preschool Educational Program

Preschool Program (3-4 years)

We design our preschool classrooms with developmental milestones in mind and equip each classroom with age-appropriate, educational toys to help continue inspiring your preschoolers curiosity and desire to learn and engage with their classmates and their environment.

Pre-Kindergarten Educational Program

Pre-K Program (4-5 years)

It is our mission to prepare your child for a successful year in the wonderful world of kindergarten. Our skilled pre-K teachers help build essential skills by carefully crafting engaging activities that balance instructed learning and purposeful play.

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