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!
“Our appreciation for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse developed over a decade ago as we watched all of the wonderful accomplishments of the company playing out (on a business level and an educational impact level). We have taken great pride in the fact that it is a family-owned business with the most sincere grass roots imaginable. We sincerely appreciate joining such an already strong team of professionals who are leading the way in this extremely important early childhood education industry. As operators of the Leawood, KS location, we bring to the table a passion for perfection in operations and a loyalty to this company that supersedes anything we could possibly express in this brief introduction. We are committed to this community of educators, children and families… and to being the ABSOLUTE choice in elite early care and education! “
Kristin was born and raised in Dallas (Coppell) TX. She attended her first 2 years of college at Kansas State University studying Family Studies and Human Services and LOVES K-State! She finished her degree in Family Studies and Child Development at Texas State University. While attending college, she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and is still very involved as an alumna.
After graduating, she taught two year olds for a year and pre-kindergarten for 3 ½ years. She was soon moved into a director role where she stayed for four years before coming to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse.
Kristin is an only child and has a dog named Spring. Other than children and families, she loves photography, dancing, music, and all sports, especially Football!
Hi! My name is Jackie Bruns and I am the Program Director for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse-Leawood! I started with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in August of 2012 as the Lead teacher for the Pre-K room, but was quickly promoted to Assistant Director in the Fall of 2012. After spending a couple years as the Assistant Director and learning from our Leadership teams I became the Program Director in Spring of 2015. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Liberty University. Prior to joining the team at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, I taught three and four year olds for 6 years. I look forward to partnering with you and your family to see your child learn and grow.
Outside of work I spend a lot time with my family. I have two little boys who are the loves of my life. You can usually catch us spending the day at the zoo, the park, or making cookies together. I also enjoy reading any book I can get my hands on, and hanging out with my friends.
I am excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and to provide an awesome preschool experience for you and your
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 s