Your toddler is on the move and becoming more active and independent as they begin exploring the world around them. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Creatively Shine®, helps inspire curiosity and imagination in a way that is unique to your toddler’s individual interests.
To do this, 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.
Our preschool teachers work to foster skills like listening, counting, writing, and following simple instructions. They also foster skills like pushing and pulling, sorting objects by color and size and stacking objects.
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 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 have been at Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool since their opening last fall and our 14 month old is thriving. We couldn't be happier with our decision to enroll. The curriculum is exceptional (Reggio Emilia inspired - cognitive, social, emotional, language and physical skills), the food/nutrition quality is the best we've seen in the area, and the entire staff loves on our daughter every day!"
Child Development Stages
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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!
Establishing Rules for Your Toddler
Toddlers can be tough—kids can be tough, teenagers too, but establishing rules for your toddler early promotes better behavior moving forward. Rules make doing the things parents like to do with their children fun and safe, whether that’s playing at a park, visiting toy stores, or even just having a nice breakfast at home.
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Our curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts.
Carries large toys or several toys while walking
Pulls toys behind while walking
Begins to run stiffly
Turns over container to pour out contents
Says several single words
Follows simple one-step instructions
Repeats words overheard in conversations
Walks into ball
Climbs onto and down from furniture unsupported
Walks up and down stairs holding on to support
Building tower of four blocks or more
Points to object or pictures
Uses two-word sentences
Recognizes names of familiar people, objects and body parts
Finds objects even when hidden under 2 or 3 covers
Begins to sort shapes and colors
Begins make-believe play
Imitates behavior of others, especially adults and older children
Increasingly enthusiastic about company or other children
Demonstrates increasing independence
Begins to show defiant behavior
Explore our Educational Programs
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.
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 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.
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.
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.