Willowbrook, IL

Preschool and child care in Willowbrook, IL

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Preschool & Child Care in Willowbrook, IL

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® of Willowbrook opened in 2016 and was the first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in the suburbs of Chicago. The school is located on the southwest corner of Rt. 83 and 63rd Street, next to the Bank of Willowbrook.  

Our all-inclusive, private preschool program provides educational child care to children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in the surrounding Suburbs of Willowbrook, including Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Darian, and Downers Grove.

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 Willowbrook 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 Willowbrook, IL Leadership Team

Ms. Steph, Program Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool

Ms. Steph

Program Director

Hello LSP families! My name is Steph, and I am excited to serve you and your family as Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Willowbrook.   

I have over 15 years of experience working in the early childhood education field. I started working in ECE during high school through a special program that gave me the opportunity to teach preschoolers each day. This is where I fell in love with teaching and knew I wanted to follow my passion for teaching little ones. 

I started my journey at Little Sunshine’s in 2018 as a lead toddler teacher and truly enjoyed the excitement and creativity that goes along with the Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum. I was promoted to head teacher in 2019 and formed so many amazing connections with each student and their families. 

On a personal note, my husband Nick and I are doggy parents to our very spoiled pittie Kale, who likes to keep life interesting! In my free time, I have been known to run a marathon or two, hit up the gym, go to concerts, check out new restaurants and spend time with family and loved ones. 

As your Program Director, I look forward to getting to know your family and help create a unique experience that your family will thoroughly enjoy. I cannot wait to expand our LSP family! 

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

Ms. Jenny

Assistant Director

Hi families! My name is Jenny, and I am the Assistant Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Willowbrook. I am extremely excited to watch your little ones grow in the years to come!   

I had the opportunity to run my own successful home daycare for 11 wonderful years. Being able to inspire little minds has been such an important part of my life. Sadly, I closed my doors in 2018, but my passion for early education didn’t. A few months later I found myself working for a preschool where I was a twos teacher. Although I loved the children, I felt the need to excel more and that is when I found Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. The Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum was such an awesome way of teaching young minds through loose parts and their very own creativity with pure guidance from their teachers. I was very excited when I was hired as the lead teacher. I have such an awesome time watching these little people grow in their own unique way! 

After long days, I love spending time with my family and enjoying life. I have been married for 22 years and we have two daughters who keep me on my toes with mid-week concerts and late-night adventures.  

Educational Child Care Programs in Willowbrook, IL

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 Willowbrook Families Are Saying


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5 Stars

You will never find a daycare as good as Little Sunshine’s! They are kind, compassionate, and your kids will learn SO much! The leadership team is amazing to work with, and I am beyond grateful for all they have done for our family.


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5 Stars

My husband and I are so grateful that we found LSP! It was difficult transitioning back to working full time after my maternity leave with our son, but the staff at LSP quickly put my mind at ease. We love his teachers, and love to see the progress he is making at school. My husband and I eagerly look forward to his Daily Report and appreciate the careful details from his teachers. We love you guys and are so thankful to be a part of your LSP family. Thank you!


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5 Stars

This preschool has been such a profound and outstanding institution for our two children since day one. We started out as one of the first families to enroll before they completed construction on the building back in 2015, back when our oldest son was 1 1/2. We had migrated from a daycare in Willow Springs because LSP was actually down the block from our house at the time. It was a no-brainer with the spacious and clean facility, fantastic Reggio Emilia curriculum, and friendly staff.

We, like so many others in the community, are so proud to have been part of the LSP family.

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