Springfield, MO (Claremont)

Springfield, Missouri Child Care Program (Claremont Location)

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

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Claremont opened in 2008 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.

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

It’s all About our Springfield, MO 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 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 Springfield, MO at Claremont Leadership Team

Mrs. Tuesdi, Program Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool of Claremont

Ms. Tuesdi

PROGRAM Director

Hello! My name is Tuesdi, and I am so excited to be part of the leadership team as Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Springfield at Claremont.

I have worked in early childhood education since 1997 and have held many positions, but for the last 16 years, I have held a leadership role. Teaching children and watching them grow academically and socially has always been a passion of mine and I absolutely love watching them achieve milestones. I hope to bring many years of knowledge, leadership, and creativity to Little Sunshine’s.

On a more personal note, my husband and I are happily married with five children. We enjoy traveling, going to the lake, baseball games, and socializing with our close friends and family. I personally love the beach and could sit and listen to the waves all day long.

I am looking forward to meeting every one of you and getting to know your family.

Ms. Christina, Assistant Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool

Ms. Christina

Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Christina, and I am so excited to be the Assistant Director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Springfield at Claremont. I have been with Little Sunshine’s since November of 2019. I started as the Lead Infant Teacher and was promoted to Head Teacher in spring of 2021. I have loved every part of my journey through Little Sunshine’s, and I am thrilled to continue making more memories and making a difference!

I have over 10 years of childcare experience working with children of all ages. I love to keep learning about my career and still take early childhood education courses at OTC. Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my two boys by building Lego sets, playing outside together, watching movies, and making crafts.

Educational Child Care Programs in Springfield, 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 Claremont Families Are Saying


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5 Stars

My daughter has been going here for a full year now and loves it. She is thrilled to run in and see her teacher every day. I’m happy that her teachers love her and take care of her so I don’t have to worry.


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5 Stars

My 1.5-year-old has been attending this school for about 6 months now. It was hard to “let go” and send my daughter to daycare, but any morning that she was hesitant to stay, her teacher called me an hour or two later to check in so I knew my little one was happy. The daily personalized LuvNotes and pics are the highlight of my afternoons. Most importantly, her teachers and the staff never fail to let me know how much they love and care about my daughter. Couldn’t imagine taking her anywhere else!


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5 Stars

I can’t say enough good things about this place. Today was my son’s last day here, as he is about to start Kindergarten. They have taken immaculate care of him and I highly recommend LSP. All of the staff is great, and my son has learned a lot while being here. I would give six stars if I could!

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