Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care for Gilbert, AZ Families
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Gilbert at Higley opened in 2019 and is the third Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Arizona. The school is located in the southeast part of Gilbert across the street from Walgreens on the opposite corner!
Our all-inclusive, private program provides educational care to children ages 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten. Communities around us are Stratland Estates, Whitewing Estates, San Tan Ranch, Caberra Estates, Windmill Ranch, Coronado Ranch, Weston Ranch, Seville, Shamrock Estates.
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 and afternoon snacks, and extracurricular activities.
What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?
It’s all About our Gilbert 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 Gilbert, AZ Leadership Team
Hello! My name is Veronica and I have been with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Gilbert, AZ at Higley since we opened in 2019. I started as head teacher, and I am excited to be your Program Director. I absolutely love cultivating relationships with the children and their families as well as our staff.
I have an Associate in Business Management and obtained my Child Development Associate Certificate. I continue to educate myself on social and emotional learning as I believe there is a lasting impact these skills have that follows children into both their adolescent and adult lives.
On a personal note, after living in California for 25 years I moved to Arizona, with my daughter, to be closer to my parents. We’ve been living in Arizona for six years and the one thing I cannot get enough of are the sunsets. They are truly magnificent! When not working I enjoy movies, music, shopping, crafting, and hanging out with my teenage daughter and our little dog that we rescued. I drink iced coffee daily and still take naps when I can.
Hello! My name is Mary, and I am so excited to be the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Gilbert at Higley. I have been with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool since February 2022. I started as head teacher, and I have always enjoyed working with children and am excited to continue to do so.
I have experience with all ages in child care and continue to educate myself to have a lasting impact on the children and families in my care. I have worked in childcare for 10 years and three of those years were focused on teaching pre-k children.
I have lived in Arizona all my life. Although the heat can be tough, I love our winter seasons! Outside of work I enjoy reading, watching tv shows with my husband, shopping, and cuddling with our dog!
Explore our Child Care 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.
Our Gilbert, AZ Preschool
What Our Higley Families Are Saying
Our daughter has attended LSP Higley since they opened and she was 6 months old. A year later we are so amazed at her development. She is so well taken care of and learning so much every day. Her current teacher is wonderful and a great communicator which makes things so easy! The head teachers are outstanding as well! It truly feels like family is taking care of our little girl. I couldn’t recommend it any more highly.
We have been taking our son to LSP Higley since it opened and I can’t say enough good things about it! The things he does each day are so awesome, he really enjoys his time there and I love the structure they give. Getting to see his day in the LuvNotes they send is refreshing and makes us feel like we know what happens at school. His current teacher is really helping him navigate his two-year-old life! They are nurturing and communicative with us. We couldn’t be happier!
I tried a couple of different daycares and Montessori’s in the area but they were so bad I took my baby out and hired an educated child development nanny to care for my babies. Then LSP was opened in our area and I really wanted my girls to have more experience/social time with other children. So I took the leap by becoming one of the Founding Families. I’m very particular and they exceed my expectations daily!! I couldn’t be happier with the experience, teaching, development, and amazing teachers. My girl’s teachers are top-notch and go above and beyond!