Gilbert, AZ (Higley)

Preschool and Child Care in Gilbert, AZ (Higley)

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.

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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 Gilbert, AZ Leadership Team

Mrs. Ashley, Program Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Gilbert, AZ at Higley

Mrs. Ashley

Program Director

Hi, there! My name is Ashley and I will be your child’s Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse on Higley Rd. I have been working with children for 15 years and have had the pleasure of teaching and training educators and parents, as well as leading many through their educational journey.

Professionally, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University. My dual focus was Family and Human Development and Small Business. Throughout my studies, I consistently combined all aspects of the child and family dynamic with appropriate ways to educate and mentor team members that we have the opportunity to develop! Problem-solving with the whole picture in mind is important when it comes to education and the multifaceted world that is learning.

Personally, my family served in the military and I had the luxury of living in different parts of the world and the US. I have been married to my husband for 11 years and we have two young boys, Mason and Benjamin. In our free time, if we are not on the football field with Pop Warner, we love to be outdoors enjoying hiking or swimming. We are always on the go!

Children are my passion and I am over the moon to be able to foster relationships and build bonds with each of you for years to come! When you love what you do, you don’t work a day in your life!

Ms. Veronica, Assistant Director

Ms. Veronica

Assistant Director

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 now be your Assistant Director. I absolutely love cultivating relationships with the children and their families as well as our staff.  

I have an Associates in Business Management and am currently obtaining 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 follow 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 5 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. I drink iced coffee daily and still take naps when I can.  

Explore our Child Care 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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What Our Higley Families Are Saying


5 Stars

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.


5 Stars

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! 


5 Stars

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!

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