Daycare in Ozark, MO. | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse

Ozark, MO Preschool

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Daycare in Ozark, MO

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Ozark opened in 2005 and was the 4th Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Southwest Missouri. The school is located in the northwest part of Ozark right down the road from Lambert’s Cafe.

Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the Ozark and Nixa 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 weekly tuition rates include: formula, baby food, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

We no longer take state assistance.

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

It’s all About our Ozark 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 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 Ozark Leadership Team

Mrs. Tonya, Program Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Ozark, MO

Ms. Tonya

Program director

Hello, my name is Tonya and I am the program director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® of Ozark. I am so proud to be a part of this outstanding team. 

I have been with the company since 2008 and I have learned so much, including that quality childcare is something that is sought after every day. It is my passion to be a part of a company where a high-quality team works together to provide exceptional childcare, and I have found that working for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse.

I am currently working on obtaining my degree in early childhood education and am so happy to be putting it to use with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse.

On a more personal note, my husband and I were married in April of 2014 and have a beautiful daughter who attended Little Sunshine’s when she was younger. I’m so excited to continue my journey with this incredible company and look forward to introducing you to our Little Sunshine’s Playhouse family.

Ms. Traci, Assistant Director

Ms. Traci

Assistant Director

Hello, my name is Traci, and I am honored to be your Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Ozark. 

I have lived in the Ozarks since I was a child and absolutely love it here. I attended Ozark Public Schools and started working in early childhood right after I graduated high school. I love seeing our students’ faces as they learn new things and make new friends. Witnessing these special moments is what I love most about what I do.  

I started my incredible journey with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in 2013. I began as an assistant teacher and then was given the opportunity to become the lead teacher in the Pre-k room, then shortly after that I became the head teacher. I am so grateful to work for such a caring and compassionate company.  

On a personal note, I have an incredible son and when not at work that is who I spend most of my time with. We enjoy going outdoors and going to the lake in the summer. Anytime we are together we have a ton of fun! 

I cannot wait to grow with you and your families. 

Educational Child Care Programs in Ozark, MO

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 Ozark Families Are Saying


5 Stars

We are loving LSP of Ozark! Our sons teacher is so engaged with the kids and in my experience the parents too. She is very creative and spends a lot of time time making crafts and fun projects to match the monthly theme and her hard work does not go unnoticed!! My son is thriving, he is learning so much, and he is happy at drop-off and not complaining about having to go to school as we experienced in the past at another daycare. I feel confident the teachers, directors and staff are taking good care of him, and as a single mama, that peace of mind is everything! Highly recommend!!!


5 Stars

I absolutely love Little Sunshine’s in Ozark. The teachers and director are great! I do not have a single complaint. They take care of my daughter and she is learning so much, she even came home and was showing me the sign language words she learned and she is 3. I would highly recommend this facility and I know they are taking the best care of my daughter. Thank you 🙂 


5 Stars

Little Sunshine’s is a fantastic place to be! They have high quality daycare for children 6 weeks through age 5 with an amazing Reggio inspired curriculum. All the teachers are passionate about teaching and you can tell that they love their jobs! I love being part of the Little Sunshine family.

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