Ozark, MO

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care 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.

We participate in the Missouri Child Care Subsidy Program and accept subsidy payments (state assistance).

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.

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.

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Daily communication from your child’s teacher about their daily adventures

Red Carpet Distinctive Services

Red Carpet Service™

Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush

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Chef Prepared Meals

Well-researched, nutritious menus for active, growing little ones

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Secured Entry

Strictly-enforced security putting parents 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 Leadership Team

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

Mrs. 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 and 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. 

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Our Preschool

What our LSP Families are Saying

Janet J.
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We love Little Sunshine's in Ozark. The awesome staff we're so happy that our little ones go there. We love the infant teachers, they're so great with the babies and give them lots of love and attention. When your baby is reaching for them when you drop them off in the morning it truly is the best feeling knowing they feel welcomed and loved. My 2 year old just moved to another room and the teacher is doing such a great job communicating with us about her progress and potty-training updates. Every evening I ask my daughter if she had a good day (she's brutally honest) and almost every single day she says YES and that she likes her teacher. Not much beats that!!
Annie R.
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I love this school for my son! It's always impeccably clean. The teachers are so sweet, and are sure to show the little ones having big emotions extra care and affection. My son is in the preschool room. He loves his teachers so much, he asks about them when he's not at school lol. He's made leaps and bounds in his independence, speech, and motor skills since starting. I love the "learn through play" curriculum, and my child has blossomed under it. I would absolutely recommend any parent to this school!
Miranda R.
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Little Sunshine Playhouse is such an amazing place. My son has learned so much since he has started! His teacher has been with him the whole time he has been there and I truly think that makes it easier for him to go each morning. She sends me great love notes everyday telling me about his day, so when he comes home and starts asking for “bear” song I know exactly what he’s talking about. All the staff is going above and beyond during this COVID-19 crisis to make sure everyone is safe and we couldn’t be more thankful for them!

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