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.
What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?
It’s all About our Overland Park 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.
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 Overland Park, KS Leadership Team
Hello, I am Ms. Mikayla, and I am so excited to be your Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Overland Park!
I began my journey with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Springfield, MO in 2018. During my time, I took on various roles in different classrooms and leadership. I graduated with my Associate’s in Early Childhood Education and Development and I will be finishing up my bachelor’s degree this December. I am proud to be continuing my journey with this amazing organization.
Working with children has always been a passion of mine, and I believe children thrive best when in a safe and loving environment. When children’s needs are met, their potential is endless!
Outside of work, I love being outdoors as much as possible. My husband, Tanner, and I love spending time at the lake and traveling together. We have three rowdy dogs, all rescues of course, who we love unconditionally! I am so excited to get to know you and your 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 since 2017, 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 all teachers in developing amazing curriculum experiences for the children in our school. I will be obtaining a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education & Leadership from Rasmussen University in December 2022.
Before my career in early childhood, my work included serving as an outdoor climbing director for the Boy Scouts of America. Teaching children to climb ropes courses developed my love for education along with helping children overcome challenges and adversity.
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.
In my free time, I enjoy anything outdoors and am always looking for new adventures with friends and family.
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.
Educational Child Care Programs in Overland Park, KS
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Our Overland Park Preschool
What Our Overland Park Families Are Saying
I cannot say how happy we are with sending our 3-year-old and twin babies to LSP. The directors are fantastic and have done a great job transitioning the center back to in-person drop-off and getting us back on track. They have worked very candidly with us to help our son in the classroom and have gone above our expectations to get him ready for school. My son is learning his planets as well math skills and I’m just beyond impressed. The infant room is wonderful, you know you’re taking your kids to a great place when the babies start to kick their feet and smile when you drop them off. It’s been a wonderful experience and I look forward to the kids developing through their program.
We absolutely adore this daycare! The teachers are wonderful too! Amazing staff and such a clean atmosphere. Our son is in the Wonderland room and he has blossomed in his talking ever since we changed from La Petite to here. He has learned so much in just 6 months. He also is lactose intolerance and they are very helpful in making sure he does not get dairy. It’s one of the most expensive but worth every penny! Can’t put a price tag on your child! We highly recommend this place! They have our complete trust!!!!
We absolutely love Little Sunshine for our daughter. The leadership team has gone above and beyond to not only take care of our little one but also us parents, which is so important when you are first-time parents. Highly recommend Little sunshine for all that they do and more! 🙂 Our daughters teacher writes such delightful daily reports about what they learned and ate in addition to little details that are my family’s highlight to read at the end of the day. She cares for our daughter so beautifully, we couldn’t be more grateful for her!!