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!                                                              

Happy March! We had a great group of educators nominated for Teacher of the Month for February. Every month it seems like they all keep setting the bar higher and higher! We are definitely lucky to have them working here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse! Our February nominations are: Courtney Willougby, Ozark Mariah Embry-Haefner, Springfield I Katheryn Laubscher, Colorado Springs Hannah Atkinson, Southlake Ardell Bean, Springfield III Stefanie Arms, Gilbert Kayla

WOW! What a year 2016 has been! It has been a busy, successful and truly fulfilling year here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. Every single educator and management team member has contributed something special and lasting to our team. Our successes lay at the feet of our educators and we are lucky to have the BEST team in the world teaching and learning with our kiddos every day. Throughout the year

Gather your family to make a fire evacuation plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Draw a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Also, mark the location of each smoke alarm. For easy planning, use an escape planning grid from the National Fire Protection Association. This is a great way to get children involved in

Another busy month has come and gone and we are overjoyed as ever for all of the hardworking men and women who educate and love on our kiddos 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 achievement: Brittany Delius,

Marshmallow Stamped Polar Bears Materials: Blue construction paper Pencil Tempera paint (white and black) Marshmallows Brush Show your child how to draw a polar bear out of simple shapes: circle, half of a circle (ears) and a part of a triangle for the body, then have him/her draw a polar bear on blue paper. Dip marshmallow in white paint to stamp head and body. Use a brush and black paint

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse CEO, Nicole Carr, has been named to the 2017 40 Under 40 Class by the Springfield Business Journal. Nominees are judged on their professional endeavors and community involvement. Through Nicole’s leadership and support, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse has truly evolved into what it is today. Since joining the company in 2008, she’s been directly involved and responsible for the creation and evolution of several of our distinctive services;