Another busy month has come and gone and we are as grateful as ever for all of the hardworking men and women who educate and love on our children every day! The process of choosing just one passionate teacher each month is tough, but we are lucky to have so many to choose from! The following teachers were nominated by their Program Directors and Assistant Directors for this remarkable achievement:

We want to send out a big congratulations to all of our July 2017 Teacher of the Month nominations! All of these women are incredible educators and do an amazing job with their classrooms and children. The following teachers were nominated by their Program Directors and Assistant Directors for this achievement: Carmen Miller – Springfield I Marina Gomez – Springfield II Breanna Homfeldt – Springfield III Ashley Garcia – Rogers

August is Family Fun Month, so it’s the perfect time to spend extra time with your family before the craziness of Fall is upon us! We’ve compiled a list of 5 fun (& free!) things for you to do as a family throughout the month! Cooking Class Create your very own cooking class right inside your own kitchen! Put together an easy, fun recipe that the whole family can participate

We had an exciting start to summer here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool! June has been a wonderful time and we have had so many hardworking educators shining bright! The following teachers were nominated by their Program Directors and Assistant Directors for our June Teacher of the Month: June Hurst – Chestnut Kayla Charboneau – Claremont Nayarith Smith – Cardinal Jessica Rogers – Rogers Sara Goldsand – Scottsdale Traci

May has been full of pre-kindergarten graduations, saying good-bye to children that have been with us since they have been infants, but also welcoming new families! Little Sunshine’s Playhouse is full of educated teachers who truly care for each of their students and want them to succeed in kindergarten and life. The following teachers were nominated by their Program Directors and Assistant Directors for Teacher of the Month: Miranda Warner,

Springfield Business Journal’s Dynamic Dozen 2nd Place Winner – Little Sunshine’s Playhouse LSP CEO, Nicole Carr, sits down with the Springfield Business Journal to discuss our three keys to success!

It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! All of our schools are preparing for these busy months ahead. Our educators are the best in the industry and we are so lucky to have them!! The following teachers were nominated by their Program Directors and Assistant Directors for Teacher of the Month: Jesika Favuzza, Springfield I Ashley Riech, Springfield II Brittain Shank, Springfield III Holly Jones,

We want to send out a big congratulations to all of our March 2017 Teacher of the Month nominations! All of these women are incredible educators and do an amazing job with their classrooms and kiddos! The following teachers were nominated by their Program Directors and Assistant Directors for this achievement: Megan Bell – Ozark Jordan Batson – Chestnut Kristie Karlson – Colorado Springs Shannon Dwyer – Southlake Haley Hall

Dinosaur Eggs Materials: Water 1 1/4 c. dirt 1 1/4 c. flour 3/4 c. salt 1/2 c. sand Small plastic dinosaurs     Mix dry ingredients and start adding water slowly until it holds form. Form mixture in an egg shape around each plastic dinosaur and allow them to dry in the sun. Once hardened, break the eggs open with your child to discover the dinosaurs inside!

Color sorting and counting are crucial abilities that we strive to master here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse! Today’s post has a great activity that will help to tackle both abilities, plus a number of others when you get creative!