Little Sunshine’s Playhouse | Daycare in Gilbert, AZ

Preschool and Child Care in Gilbert, AZ

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Gilbert, AZ

Best of Gilbert 2023Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Gilbert at Val Vista opened in 2015 and is the second Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in the Phoenix Metro. The school is located in the east part of the Valley right next to Val Vista Lakes down the road from the US 60. 

Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the Gilbert, Mesa, and Chandler 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, snack, and extracurricular activities. 

What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?

It’s all About our Gilbert Families.

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool, 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.

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

Red Carpet Distinctive Services

Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush

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

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Strictly-enforced security putting parent’s 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

Ms. Rebecca, Assistant Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool

Ms. Rebecca

Program Director

Hello! My name is Rebecca, and I am so excited to be the Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool at Gilbert Val Vista.  

I began my journey with early childhood education over ten years, with experience ranging from being a persona caregiver for children with special needs, to being a lead teacher in multiple classrooms from ages birth to five years. I fell in love with early childhood from the very beginning, and absolutely love knowing that I’m making a positive impact in their little lives every day! I have a heart for helping kids and teachers succeed and overcome individual obstacles while watching them grow and am so glad to have that opportunity with Little Sunshine’s.  

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, including my beautiful daughter. My husband and I are big movie people, so most weekends you can expect to see us snuggled up on the couch watching movies 

Ms. Kim, Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool Assistant Director

Ms. Kim

Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Kim, and I am thrilled to be the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Gilbert at Val Vista.

I have had the joy of being in early childhood education for over 18 years. My passion for working with children stems from my sons, Bradley and Brandon, and my bonus son Xavier. Being a parent and teacher has shown me the value and importance of laying a strong foundation and giving the tools needed for children to thrive socially, emotionally, and cognitively through positive experiences that will continue to shape who they become throughout their lives. Forming a connection between school and home is key in supporting your child’s success and is a top priority. Communication is very important to me as is making families feel comfortable and at ease while they are away. I look forward to being a positive addition to a phenomenal center and connecting with you all!

Some fun facts about me, I am from Puerto Rico and have called Arizona home for the past eight years. I have two pets, a dog named Rex, and a cat named, Bolt. I am engaged and have a blended family! I love gaming and watching movies with my sons. We are a big Marvel family!

Explore our Educational 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 Val Vista Families Are Saying


5 Stars

We have had our son enrolled here for the past 6 months in the toddler room and they are fantastic. The facility is clean, they do great activities, and all of the teachers are happy and outgoing. My son doesn’t even cry when I drop him off in the mornings and he runs right in and starts playing. The only reason we left is that we moved out of state!


5 Stars

When searching the place to send my son to, I was impressed by good reviews of LSP. We drove by the school and I fell in love with the little “castle” (outstanding difference than other places). We wanted a place where he could feel like home because this would be his very 1st time away from us. We have been having great experiences with teachers and the school. My son is able to make friends and I can tell how much he loves his teachers/friends when he keeps talking about them at home!


5 Stars

Little Sunshines is more than just a daycare, it’s a second home for my toddler. My son was home for 15-months so it was really important to find a place he and I both felt comfortable. From the moment we walked in the door the love and comfort were overwhelming. I highly recommend this preschool to anyone that needs some me time but is hesitant about leaving their child.

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