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Franklin, TN

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Franklin, TN

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Franklin is locally owned and operated by the Montgomery family. It opened in 2017 and was the first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in the Nashville metro. The school is located in the east part of Franklin across the street from the Publix in McKay’s Mill.

Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Nolansville, Thompson Station, and Spring Hill communities.

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 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.

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LuvNotes®

Daily communication from your child’s teacher about their daily adventures

Red Carpet Distinctive Services

Red Carpet Service™

Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush

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Chef Prepared Meals

Well-researched, nutritious menus for active, growing little ones

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Double-Secured Entry

Strictly-enforced security putting parents minds at ease

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 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 Leadership Team

Ms. Christa, Assistant Program Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Franklin, TN

Ms. Christa

Program Director

Hello! My name is Christa, and I am the Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool in Franklin, TN. My journey with LSP began in 2018 when I accepted the Program Director position at LSP Lakeway in the Austin, TX area. I enjoyed serving the Lakeway community, teachers, parents, and students in this role. My husband’s job took us to another city in Texas, where, unfortunately, there was not a Little Sunshine’s location. However, I could not stay away from this amazing preschool for long. As a family, we had the opportunity to relocate again to the Tennessee area, where we are close to family. I am thrilled to be part of the LSP community again; especially LSP Franklin!

As a Texas native, my education and experience comes from the Lonestar State. I received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and hold an elementary teaching certificate. I also hold a master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and I also have a Principal certificate. My 15 years of experience in public school include teaching PreK, 2nd, and 3rd grade, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal. In all my experience, one of my favorite positions was that of an Instructional Coach, because I absolutely love supporting teachers in their instructional practices to improve student learning and the classroom environment. Serving teachers became one of the best parts of my job as the Program Director at LSP Lakeway in the Austin, TX area.

In my spare time, I love to get all of the cuddles my arms can handle with my three young children. I’ve fallen in love with the Franklin community, and I’m so excited to enjoy this wonderful place with my family. I look forward to serving the LSP Franklin community and cannot wait to meet you and your family!

Ms. Raquel, Assistant Director of Little Sunshines Playhouse and Preschool

Ms. Raquel

Assistant director

Hello! My name is Raquel, and I am the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool in Franklin, TN. My journey with LSP began in 2019 when I started as a Lead Infant Teacher, and I have loved every second of it! I was later promoted to a Head Teacher role and offered support to our team and families. I have honestly never experienced a school as magical as LSP, and I have loved every minute of working alongside our team and families!

As a Florida native, my education and previous experience comes from the Sunshine State. I received my Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, as well as a degree in Speech Therapy from the University of Central Florida. I started my career in Early Childhood Education in 2004, and working with young children quickly became a passion of mine. I love having conversations with them, hearing all of the funny things they say, and seeing their imaginations at work! (I have to say it is one of my favorite things in the world.)

Having over a decade of experience in Early Childhood Education, I can not imagine an environment that I could love more than LSP Franklin. I am proud to be a part of such a loving and nurturing team that strives to create a positive learning environment for children in their most important developmental years. I’ve loved my journey thus far with our team and families, and I can’t wait to meet you and your family!

Mr. Lakin, Business Services Manager at Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Franklin, TN

Mr. Lakin

Business Services Manager

Hello, my name is Lakin, and I am the Business Services Manager at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® in Franklin, Tennessee. I made the move from Missouri to begin my journey with LSP Franklin in March of 2020. I have a degree in Business Administration, and I have several years of experience in a leadership capacity.

 Growing up in Lamar, Missouri, I got to experience the small-town atmosphere while being surrounded by such a great family and an amazing community. I love serving and interacting with people, and it’s my passion to lead with a team-oriented and servant mindset. I’ve also always had a soft heart for children, and getting to know the families in Franklin has been such a joy.

When I’m not enjoying time at the school, you’ll find me doing things outdoors, playing recreational sports, and exploring all of the awesome things the Nashville area has to offer.

The LSP Franklin family has become a second family to me, and I’m so excited to have joined this team! I look forward to getting to meet your family.

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Our Preschool

What our LSP Families are Saying

Misha P.
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My daughter thinks the world of her school and teachers! She tells me they are smarter than me all the time. This makes my heart full. I know I would not be able to teach my children to the caliber they do. My daughter learns so much daily and is so egger to shares at home. My son loves his teachers so much, he is always so happy when I send him and jumps into their arms. We are greeted daily with enthusiasm by management and they truly love their jobs. The Staff at Little Sunshine Franklin make our children feel safe and give them a learning experience that is truly enjoyable. We are blessed! Thank you for being amazing Little Sunshine Franklin, we highly recommend you!
Gwendolyn E.
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How do I begin other than to say how much we LOVE the LSP staff but we especially love our Land of Oz teachers! My son doesn’t love drop off, but I’m starting to think he “plays it up a little” to get the biggest welcome hug from his teachers. They are so nurturing and he eats it up!! His main teacher is so incredibly thoughtful and creative in the way that she teaches. I’m always so impressed! When my son first moved to the Pre-K classroom, I was hesitant about the age range. The teachers eased my worries really early on in the transition. I asked how she picked small groups and her response was “well one child is a little younger so Freddy will have to practice patience and sharing while playing with that friend, while the child in the group was a little older and she helped Freddy work through a block math problem that he was stuck on.” Seems simple, yet so incredibly smart and powerful on Ms Sarah’s part. The kids think they are playing, but they are learning some incredible life lessons along the way! My son had surgery his teacher went out of her way, outside of work, to check on my little guy multiple times. Her heart is in it 1000% all day, everyday!!
Meg S.
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We love little Sunshine! Our son has been there from the day it opened - and as he gets older, with every transition in to a new class, we have loved each one of teachers. The Pre-K teachers, who are both awesome! The Lead Teacher is great with all the kids- especially our son who doesn’t always like to listen 😉. She is always positive, encouraging and smiling. I really don’t know how she does it! She’s attentive to needs and manages the class wonderfully. We are so grateful for our Lead Teacher. 😇
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