Preschool for Gretna & Elkhorn South Families
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® is coming to Omaha, Nebraska. Our Elkhorn South preschool will be located near the southeast corner of 204th and Q, across the street from the Coventry Development, which is home to ACI Worldwide’s corporate campus, an ACX theatre and a new Children’s Hospital outpatient facility.
Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the greater Omaha, Millard, and Gretna 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: baby food, wipes, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and extracurricular activities.
What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?
It’s all About our Omaha 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.
Daily communication from your child’s teacher about their daily adventures
Red Carpet Service™
Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush
Well-researched, nutritious menus for active, growing little ones
Strictly-enforced security putting parents minds at ease
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 Elkhorn South Leadership Team
Welcome! I am April, and I am fortunate to be part of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Omaha at Elkhorn South’s leadership team as their Program Director.
I have been part of the early childhood education field for over 12 years. You could say, I have done it all in that time, from teaching to giving speeches to advocate for the profession. One of favorite things to do is getting to know each person that comes through my door and making them feel like they are part of our community from the moment we meet.
I originally went to school for public relations at the University of Southern Indiana but found that I had a passion for early childhood. I received my CDA in 2018 once I knew this was where I was meant to be. I have worked my way from a pre-k teacher in 2011 all the way to your program director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. I have been active member of the Nation Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 2018, I was part of First Five Nebraska’s Policy Leadership Committee class 2 and consider myself a forever scholar in the field.
Now a little about me! I moved to Nebraska in late 2018 with my husband, Dustin, our two boys, Lukas and Lincoln, and our fearless feline Shark Bait. Since then, we have added another boy, Lane, to our family. I live and breathe being a boy mom with each kid in a different stage of life. I love cheering on and supporting my local community, getting outside (yoga, dance, hiking), and taking a much-needed nap when I can. My older two boys have taught me how to communicate in a way I never knew was possible. They are both neurodivergent and see the world different than I and most traditional schools also. This caused me to seek out and fall in love with learning styles and schools that are more child focused vs results focused. This is why I am thrilled to be part of LSP family!
Educational Child Care Programs
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.