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
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.”
Our Leadership Team
My name is Elsie and I am proud to serve as the area manager for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® in Kansas City. I began my journey as preschool teacher while in college at the University of Kansas in 2008 (Rock Chalk!) pursuing my Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education. It was during this time where education young children truly became a passion of mine. I have served as a program director in the Johnson County community since my family moved to the area in 2014.
I believe each child has a unique learning style and should be given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving environment. I look forward to going in to work each day where I get to watch our amazing teachers do amazing things and witness our students learn through play and discovery.
In my spare time you can find me with my family; my husband Ryan and our three kiddos; Max, Leo and Ella. We enjoy traveling, have family movie nights & being outdoors as much as possible.
Hello! My name is Kaitlyn and I am the Program Director of Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool® at Overland Park.
I have bachelor’s degree in psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Child Development from the University of Missouri. I have over five years of experience in childcare education as a teacher and director. As a parent and educator, I believe that investing in our children’s early development is the most important thing we can do for our children. Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool creativity and nurturing environment is exactly what I want for my young family.
On a personal note, I am a longtime resident of the greater Kansas City area. My husband and I have two young daughters, Nora and Parker. In our free time, we love spending quality time with family, friends, and our three dogs.
I look forward to providing a very positive learning environment for your children and welcoming you to our Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool family.
Hello! My name is Emily and I am the Assistant Director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Overland Park. I have been an educator in the early childhood setting for five years, starting as an assistant teacher and later becoming a lead teacher. After several wonderful years of classroom teaching, I realized that I wanted to become part of the leadership team. To aid in this new path, I am currently completing an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education & Leadership from Rasmussen University.
Before my career in early childhood, my work included serving as an outdoor climbing director for the Boy Scouts of America. Those summers at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation teaching Scouts of varying ages lead me to discover my passion for guiding children and fostering family engagement.
On a personal note, my family moved around the country frequently when I was young since my father was in the United States Army. We finally found our home in Shawnee, KS. It is here, in the Kansas City area, that I have lived most of my life. Together with my wonderful boyfriend, Johnny, I enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with my friends and family.
I believe that children will always be the future of our world. It is our responsibility as educators to instill empathy and kindness into their lives. I look forward to loving, educating, and advocating for your children.