Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care for Franklin, TN Families
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 Franklin 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.
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 Franklin, TN Leadership Team
Hello! My name is Christa, and I am the Program Director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Franklin. My journey with LSP began in 2018 when I accepted the program director position at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Lakeway in the Austin, TX area. I enjoyed serving the Lakeway community, teachers, parents, and students in this role. Life 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 Education and hold an Elementary Teaching certificate. I also hold a master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and have a Principal certificate. My 15 years of experience in public school includes teaching Pre-K, 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 is one of the best parts of my job as the program director at LSP!
In my spare time, I love to get all of the cuddles my arms can handle from 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!
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!
Business Services Manager
Hello! My name is Coach Flo, and I am the Business Services Manager at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Franklin.
My journey at LSP began in January of 2020 as the Sports and Games Coach. I loved being able to help across the whole school and teach kiddos about sports! I was later promoted to Head Teacher, which allowed me to be an extension of our leadership team and provide more support to teachers and classrooms in our school.
I was born and raised in a small town outside of Jacksonville, FL, and I received my B.S. in Exercise Science, with a focus on physical activity and movement for children from the University of Central Florida. Go Knights! My education and experiences have taken me to orphanages in Mexico, coaching in an international school in the country of Panama, and ultimately here to Franklin, TN. I have coached kiddos from preschool age to adults as young as 90, and it has been a great honor in my life to champion others to be the best people they can be!
Growing up playing sports and then later as a Coach, I learned the valuable lessons of hard work, valuing a team, and servant leadership. The LSP family atmosphere and community is unlike any other organization I have been a part of, and it has been a privilege to work and serve alongside our great team and families! The journey has been incredible thus far, and I look forward to getting to know you and your family!
Educational Child Care Programs in Franklin, TN
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.
Our Franklin, TN Preschool
What Our Franklin Families Are Saying
We could not love Little Sunshine’s Playhouse more. My 2.5-year-old son has been going there for a little over three months now. The staff is all incredible. They have been able to greet our son each morning by name since day 1. Communication is some of the best I’ve ever seen from a preschool. Our son comes home singing new songs each week and is happy every day. We are so thankful to have found this school for him. We know he is loved and safe there.
Our daughter has been enrolled at LSP Franklin since February 2021, and we could not be happier! The waitlist is long, but that’s because the experience for families is so worth it! The staff are friendly, always helpful, and don’t hesitate to communicate with parents. The teacher-to-child ratio is appropriate and allows each child to be cared for without the teachers being overwhelmed. Our daughters teacher has a true passion for early childhood development and pours all of herself into each child. Our daughter has blossomed so quickly in this class that she is now moving up to the transition class to prepare her for life as a toddler.
We currently have 2 children in this daycare and have the unique perspective of having experience at every classroom age level that the school offers from infant to Pre-K. From the owner to the administrative staff, teachers and classroom support staff, LSP has provided a wonderful and safe place for our children to learn and grow. This school genuinely cares about the kids in the building and is extremely accommodating. Talking about LSP is not complete without touching on how fabulous the music, Spanish, and food are. These were major selling points for our family when we made the move to LSP and continue to be the extras that separate LSP from others in the area.