Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Overland Park, KS
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Overland Park is locally owned and operated. It opened in 2018 and was the second Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in the Kansas City metro. The school is located in the southern part of Overland Park right down the road from Scheels Sports Complex and just minutes from Prairie Fire Museum.
Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the Johnson County and Blue Valley 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. It
Our Leadership Team
Hello! My name is Kristy and I am the co-director of Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool® in Overland Park.
In May 2009, I graduated from Tennessee Technological University earning a degree in elementary education. While obtaining my degree, I concentrated on both the academics related to early childhood development and organizations, which commit themselves to fostering early learning.
Shortly after graduation my husband and I relocated to the Northern Virginia area, from Knoxville, TN. I began my career with LLE Group, first as a classroom teacher, assistant director and then program director. We have recently relocated to Kansas and I am very excited to start our new journey.
The tender years prior to kindergarten are very important in a child’s life, and I look forward to working with you to promote a productive academic and social setting for students of all ages. I believe in fostering strong relationships with both students and parents.
I’m very excited to begin my journey with you and your children at Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool.
Hello, My name is Rachel LaPlante and it is my pleasure to be a part of the dynamic leadership team at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® in Overland Park. I am a proud Kansas Citian and love calling this unique and diverse place home. My wonderful husband Josh and I have two children; Avery and our son Morgan. We love spending time together, attending sporting events, exploring new restaurants, and especially traveling to new places.
I have over 10 years of experience in the early childhood education and hold a degree in child and family studies. I have spent my time working my way up the ladder, educating myself along the way. Starting as an assistant teacher, on to lead teacher, assistant director and then director. Educating, empowering and caring for young children was where I found my passion and I consider it a privilege to serve our families. I pride myself on my ability to create a culture of community among teaching staff and with families. Open and honest communication is key to this and we recognize the enormous responsibility we have in partnering with you on your child’s early childhood education journey – it all starts here.
I hope to meet you and your growing family soon!
What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?
It’s all About our 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.
Chef Prepared Meals
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.”