Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care for Springfield, MO Families
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Springfield opened in 2009 and is one of four in the Springfield area. The school is located in the southwest part of Springfield across the street from FD’s Grillhouse.
Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in Springfield, Nixa, and Republic 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, and afternoon snack.
What Makes Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® so Special?
It’s all About our Springfield 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
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 Springfield, MO Leadership Team
Hello, my name is Shelly and I am so happy to be your program director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® of Springfield at Cardinal. I am thrilled to provide our children with the best educational childcare. Building strong, positive relationships with our students, their families and our staff is my top priority as the program director. I am delighted to spend my days supporting our teachers, as they help our students develop their self-esteem and the skills needed to be successful in school and later in life.
A little about myself, I have been married to my wonderful husband for over 25 years, and we have a twenty-year-old son. I am very passionate about early childhood education and have been in the field with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse for over 15 years, starting as an assistant teacher, eventually working my way up to program director. I currently hold my master’s degree in early childhood and family studies.
I look forward to the opportunity of becoming a part of your child’s life and a part of your family.
Hello, my name is Anna and I am so excited to serve you as the assistant director at our Cardinal location in Springfield, Missouri. I am so happy to be part of your children’s’ and family’s lives.
I found my passion for early childhood learning starting in 2013. Since then I’ve worked as the lead teacher for several years. After gaining 6 years of wonderful experience as an early educator, I am thrilled to be the assistant director at LSP where I get to provide service to you and your children.
I continuously strive to provide the very best learning experience while still creating lots of fun memories in our program – after all, children learn best through play.
Building strong relationships with my staff to ensure we continue to provide the best care for your child is my personal mission.
A little about myself, I have a wonderful husband that I have been married to for a little over a year. During my free time, I love to spend time at the lake with my friends and family. I love fishing with my dad, and kayaking. My husband and I love to go camping and be outside. Taking vacations and traveling is something I enjoy doing. Hiking in the mountains or swimming in the ocean is what I find the most relaxing.
I look forward to helping create fun and happiness in your child’s life.
Educational Child Care Programs in Springfield, MO
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 Springfield, MO Preschool
What Our Cardinal Families Are Saying
I can’t even begin to say how amazing this facility has been for our daughter. This was her first daycare and I’m a typical mom, nervous about everything!!! They have always answered all of my questions, relieved any concerns we have ever had, taken incredible care of our little princess. They have an app and a website where they share pictures of your little privately with you, and they share updates on how the day is going. The communication with parents is unprecedented.
They are so good with my daughter. She is 4 with autism. She loves them and I know they love her. The school keeps me posted on my child. I never have to worry about her when she is there. I really love the LuvNotes I get especially when I am at work.
My two-year-old son and three-year-old daughter has been attending LSP for almost 8 months and I absolutely love it! I recently went on a trip for a few days and left them for the first time and they were super emotional. Especially my daughter. Her teachers kept me informed and gave her extra attention and cuddles and I could not be more grateful!