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Little Sunshine’s Playhouse is recognized within the industry for a concept based on higher standards of service, community visibility, and security.  We offer an identity of unrivaled distinction… in our brand image and high-profile architectural presence, and in the level of support and training our franchise system provides the School Operators.

Our secured Kiddie Cams™ allow families to monitor their children via any computer in the world with Internet access. This feature is valuable to grandparents who live far away! The cameras are set up in every classroom and on the playground. They show full color and are secured by user name and password, to restrict access.  Kiddie Cams™ also allow you efficient over-site of school operations.

Our LuvNotes™ system is user-friendly, secured platform that allows us to stay in better communication with parents throughout the day. When parents log into the LuvNotes™  system, they will see a classroom snapshot (which will include a list of planned activities for the day, menu details, announcements, etc.) personalized daily reports (with notes on specific activities, disposition/mood, sleeping and eating habits during the day, etc.) and photos and videos of their child(ren). Parents can access this secure information via web interface or any smartphone with internet access.

Our master planned and accredited curriculum, Creatively Shine™, is based off the newest research and trends to prepare young children to enter their educational career equipped with cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language skills. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse we believe that a child’s work is PLAY! We teach children lessons, manners, and social skills all through creative and preplanned play. We know that if children enjoy learning at a young age it will carry with them throughout their lives!

Fuchs Family

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D.J. and Emily Fuchs are thrilled to bring a premier and unique childcare program to the great state of Georgia! They recognized a need for innovative and quality care in the Atlanta metro, and will be opening their flagship location in Alpharetta.

Emily is a Wisconsin native and Colorado State University Ram, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  D.J. grew up outside of St. Louis, MO and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Missouri.   The two met while working at the same commercial real estate provider and their family currently resides in St. Louis.

Emily and D.J.’s passion for childcare grew from personal experience the day their son, Bradley, started attending Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in University City, MO.   The level of service, security, and support provided by Little Sunshine’s was second-to-none. When the Fuchs family learned of the opportunity to be an integral part of spreading the culture of excellence and the value of education, they were honored to dedicate themselves to the organization.  Equally as exciting is the opportunity to open the location in Alpharetta, GA and become part of one of the fastest growing, and most exciting, metro areas in the U.S.

With their firsthand experience of being Little Sunshine’s clientele, they understand and appreciate a parent’s desire for their child to grow and learn in a safe and nurturing environment. They also know how important early childhood education is to a child’s continued success as a life-long learner. As owners, Emily and D.J. are eager to deliver an exceptional childcare experience to the Alpharetta community and to lead the way in revolutionizing the preschool industry in Georgia.

 Ashlee DiMarzio, Program Director

AshleeHello! My name is Ashlee DiMarzio, and I’m thrilled to be the Program Director of the first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse to open in metro Atlanta!  I’ve been in preschool administration for over 7 years.  I began my career as an afternoon teacher, where I absolutely fell in love with working with preschoolers! I moved out of the classroom and into administration where I learned the business side of running a successful preschool program.

I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. After graduating, I ventured out into the corporate world and quickly realized something was missing.  Thankfully, I was able to join a wonderful preschool team in East Cobb. I was hired as a Front Office Administrator and then promoted to Assistant Director. I’ve loved every day since; it is a true blessing to be able to get up and enjoy going to work every day! I’m currently pursing my Master in Special Education with a Concentration in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities. It has been a wonderful program, and I have learned so much to bring back into the classrooms.

On a more personal note, I live in Woodstock with my fiancé, Jon. My free time is currently being divided up between homework, wedding planning, and tennis.   I am so excited to meet and get to know each and every family at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, Alpharetta!


Lori Simmons, Assistant Director

lori-pic-to-useHi!  My name is Lori Simmons and I am so excited to be serving as the Assistant Director here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse.  I have enjoyed working with children throughout my entire life and have over five years of experience in the preschool and child care settings.  I also come to LSP with several years of management experience and when the chance to join the leadership team arose, I knew I had found my dream career!

I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  Upon graduating, I went into the accounting world, but quickly realized that my heart wasn’t in it; I knew I wanted to do something that was more fulfilling in my life.  Being able to work with children and support their early journey of lifelong learning is something that I do not take for granted, and feel extremely blessed to get to come to work every day knowing that I’m changing lives. I’m truly passionate about early education and the effect educators can have on the world through children’s lives.

Outside of Little Sunshine’s I enjoy spending time with my friends and family!

Address: 12385 Morris Road Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (770) 545-6160
Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten

Contact our School

12385 Morris Road Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone: (770) 545-6160

We are now accepting applications from caring and dedicated teachers for both full and part time positions, preferably with an early childhood education background and/or education.  Little Sunshine’s Playhouse would like to invite you to be a part of our team in bringing quality childcare to the area.

Note: We are equal opportunity employers and abide by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. We are committed to full compliance with the Americas with Disabilities Act and similar State and local laws and ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. All employment practices are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis and are accepted and evaluated without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or any disability.

Additionally, as we operate licensed child care facilities only, we are required by State regulatory agencies to ensure each applicant possess a free and clear criminal background check prior to being offered a position of employment within our schools.  Random background checks and drug testing are conducted on all employees to ensure compliance with childcare licensing regulations.  We are a franchisee school therefore we are individually and independently owned, operated and staffed.