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!
Daniel and Angela are very excited to be bringing a Little Sunshine’s Playhouse to the Gilbert area. Both have deep roots in the community, as Daniel was raised in the Chandler/Gilbert area and Angela actually graduated from Gilbert High School, where her love of early childhood education developed at the high school’s onsite preschool.
The couple has been together since 2003 and married since 2010. After studying business and tourism management at Arizona State University, Daniel went to work for a worldwide hotel/resort chain, where he has been employed since 2004. Angela has been working in the pharmacy field since 2004, where she fostered a strong commitment to customer service.
The opportunity to own and operate a Little Sunshine’s Playhouse is a dream realized for both Daniel and Angela, who want nothing more than to give back to and provide their community with a much needed service. With Daniel’s passion for business and Angela’s commitment to customer service and love of early childhood education, they are dedicated to providing the best preschool experience for Gilbert students and families.
“Hello and welcome to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Gilbert! I’m Andrea Jader and am proud to serve as the Program Director.
On a personal note, I moved to Arizona from Albuquerque, New Mexico after earning my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a Minor in Management and have most recently worked in the finance industry for over 8 years. I met my husband, Davin, in 2006 and we married 3 years later. In September 2011, we welcomed our son, Dax, into the world and reserved a position for him at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Scottsdale to start at 8 weeks old. Watching him grow and develop from such an amazing program with the finest teachers has been the best part of my days.
It was that experience that made me realize that while I found certain aspects of my career very rewarding, something was missing; I wanted nothing more than to be a part of a company that I truly believe in and to be able to provide other families the kind of experience ours had with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. With that goal in mind, I continued my education, became Director-Certified with the State of Arizona and gladly accepted a Program Director position with a company I grew to love so much.
I cannot wait to meet with you and have the opportunity to provide your family with the same happiness we found at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse!”
Hello, I am Shelane Johnston and I am the Assistant Director here at Little Sunshine’s in Gilbert. I am a born and raised Arizonian and currently attending Northern Arizona University with plans to graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in December of 2016.
I started out in Interior Design school but couldn’t stay away from the babies! I have worked in childcare for 10 years now but have always baby sat younger siblings and cousins growing up. I started out working as a teacher’s aide at a school in chandler while also helping them decorate each classroom. I have had the opportunity to be the Lead Teacher in all classrooms from Infants to Preschool but my favorite is the little babies. I have also worked as Assistant Director at two other schools in the past as well. At Little Sunshine’s I was the Lead Infant Teacher in the Treasure Island Classroom and nominated as teacher of the month by families and my peers in May of 2015. In September of 2015 I was given the opportunity to be Head Teacher and here I am now Assistant Director at the best school I have worked for! I love working in the office being able to meet the families and spend a little bit of time in each classroom every day!
In my spare time I enjoy watching football (Go BRONCOS), playing volleyball, scrapbooking and watching movies. I do not have any human babies of my own (I have 2 cats and a dog) but like to say that I claim the 100+ kiddos that come to school here every day.
I look forward to having the opportunity meeting and spending time with all of our families!
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.