Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Scottsdale, AZ
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Scottsdale opened in 2010 and was the first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in the Phoenix metro. The school is located in the northern part of Scottsdale right off of Thompson Peak & Pima in the Market Street Shopping Center.
Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten in North Scottsdale.
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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale Leadership Team
Hello, my name is Latryce and I am the Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Scottsdale. My passion for education started at a young age.
I started my career as an early childhood educator back in 2014 and once I saw what a huge impact I had on children’s education, I never looked back. I found my way to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in February of 2018 and started my journey as an assistant teacher in our transition classroom. Shortly after I was offered the opportunity to be the lead teacher in the pre-k classroom. In 2019 I proudly accepted the role of assistant director and in 2022 I accepted the role of program director.
I strongly believe children learn and grow best when they are in a loving and caring environment, surrounded by teachers and peers who love them and inspire them to be their very best. My goal is to give your little one the tools they need to succeed in and out of the classroom for years to come.
The best part about my job is seeing children excited about coming to school and who are eager to learn something new! I look forward to meeting you and your family.
Hello! My name is Daytona, and I am the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Scottsdale. I grew up submerged in the world of early childhood education, as my mom ran her own center that I would help with while I was growing up. This is where I learned that my heart belongs to working with children! I have officially worked in early childhood for the last seven years and have truly found that this is my passion in life!
I joined Little Sunshine’s in January of 2020 as a floater and worked my way up to Assistant Director. In August of 2021, I moved into the head teacher role and found that my passion was not just for the classroom, but also for building strong relationships with our teachers and families, so when the Assistant Director position became available, it felt like the obvious next step.
I am so thrilled to be working in a job that I love, for a school that I love and cannot wait to meet you and show you what makes Little Sunshine’s so special!
Explore our Scottsdale Educational Programs
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 Scottsdale, AZ Preschool
What Our Scottsdale Families Are Saying
Finding a daycare that checked all the boxes was extremely difficult. I was looking for a clean, fun educational place for my son to thrive in. We also wanted to put my son in a more “social” atmosphere because we were concerned his speech was delayed. He was hardly saying any words when we first started at LSP and now his speech has improved immensely in a short period of time. I know my son loves it too because he gets so excited the second we turn into the parking! The variety of activities they do throughout the day are so fun and creative. I am forever grateful for his wonderful teachers. Thank you LSP!
We loved the time our son attended LSP (over 3 years). He flourished at this school, made so many great friends, and the teachers truly cared for and knew my son. He is well prepared to start kindergarten this year, both academically and socially. Thanks, LSP!
We have been so incredibly happy at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Scottsdale and are so sad to leave. When I found out we would be relocating, the first thing I did was look to see if LSP had a location nearby (sadly, no). Our son has absolutely loved his time at LSP and I know he will miss his teachers and friends. We also know our son has loved being with his teachers. Our son even told his grandparents about his teachers at “playhouse school” over vacation and how much he missed them when we were at the beach! We get daily reports and pictures and it’s so wonderful seeing what the teachers have to say about our child and what the class did as a whole. There’s a weekly curriculum/meal plan outline and monthly units. I would highly recommend LSP Scottsdale to families looking for a school with a safe and fun learning environment.