Springfield, MO (Claremont)

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Springfield, MO at Claremont

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Claremont opened in 2020 and was the second Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Springfield, Missouri. The school is located in the Southeast part of Springfield off Battlefield Rd. behind Metropolitan Grill.  

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

Our Leadership Team

Mrs. Chelsea, Program Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Springfield, MO at Claremont

Mrs. Chelsea

Program Director

Hello, and welcome to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool®.

My name is Chelsea, and I am thrilled to be your Program Director at our Claremont location. I have worked in the childcare industry since December 2010, and I have been a part of Little Sunshine’s family since September 2015. 

I began my journey as the infant teacher, and about 9 months later I was promoted to the head teacher. Shortly after, I was given the opportunity to take on the role of assistant director at the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Springfield at Cardinal. I was the assistant director for about 3 years before being promoted to the program director. I absolutely love my position, and I love being able to establish lifelong relationships with all of our students and families. My passion is helping children learn and grow. Our goal is to help prepare your child for life and set them up for success.

I look forward to meeting you and providing your child with our exceptional care.

Aside from Little Sunshine’s, my husband and I have been married since October 2016. We have two children, a daughter and a son. In our spare time, we love to spend time with family, be outdoors, and watch movies.

Mrs. Samantha, Assistant Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Springfield, MO at Claremont

Mrs. Samantha

Assistant director

Hello and welcome to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® of Springfield, MO at Claremont.

I started my career in child care at 18 years old working through an early child care program at my high school. From there I have worked in quite a few facilities. I began my adventure with Little Sunshine’s in September of 2015 at our Cardinal location as the early preschool teacher. There I got a reputation for fun art and science projects, where the kids got to get their little hands messy! I love watching kiddos explore the world with their senses and the light in their eyes as they learn something new!! I was offered the opportunity to become the assistant director of this location in April 2016. I look forward to meeting your family and helping your child learn and grow!

On a personal note: I love playing with my three children and my husband. I am very involved with the youth at my church. I teach the teen Sunday school class and work with the elementary age kids on Thursday nights. I also sing with my 13-year-old daughter on our praise team.

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.


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

Red Carpet Service™

Convenient morning drop off service during your morning rush

Chef Prepared Meals

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

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.”

Explore our Educational Programs​

Our Preschool

What our LSP Families are Saying​

Linda N.
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LSP strives to do their best with your kids. My oldest started there when she was an infant. We went through multiple babysitters and LSP is still the best. They have daily reports to give you peace of mind and all the teachers and staff are so approachable and friendly. They provide formula and food. They have fun events for your kids as well. I haven't had an issue there and feel my daughter is learning a lot from being there. Highly recommended.
Katie C.
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We love LSP Claremont! Our girls have had wonderful teachers who very clearly love their work and love the kiddos. The teacher in the infant room is so wonderful with our littlest, and our oldest's teacher have been amazing. I feel good knowing the teachers plan enriching (and fun!) activities, and they take the kiddos outside as often as possible too. Can’t recommend this daycare highly enough.
Stacy P.
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I was nervous to take my newborn son to daycare because for the first three months of his life he only wanted his mommy. The infant teacher has been absolutely amazing from day one. Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does makes me feel so much better about leaving him during the day. I cannot express how thankful I am that she cares for him like he is one of her own. My oldest son has been going to LSP for over two years now and I am so thankful for the relationships that he has formed in his time there.The teachers do such a great job at making sure he is taken care and when I read about his day on his LuvNotes report and they tell me how he gives his teachers hugs and tells them he loves them just confirms that we have made the right choice.

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