Brand Standard… A Promise
All Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool schools are licensed by the State in which they operate and adhere to or exceed all of the regulations prescribed. Each State’s licensing regulations vary, and are in place for the intent of regulating childcare programs in the areas of safety, child/student ratios, continued staff education, the schools physical requirements, immunization and entrance requirements, etc.
Furthermore, all Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool child care programs are evaluated frequently both internally and externally (in several formats) as a part of our on-going and continued pursuit for consistency in the quality that is expected of our schools. Our first school was accredited in 2005 and that certification has been in place since, however we felt we need to create standards that would exceed even accreditation standards, therefore our formal quality assurance program with a detailed operations manual has been created and implemented into every school. Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is held to the highest standard… our own; and no school is left behind! Every Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool program must meet and continually comply with elevated company standards, which are unmatched within any other recognized accreditation program.
Schools are evaluated via Kiddie Cams™, independent secret shoppers, parent and staff surveys, and regular corporate visits with a
60 point Quality Assurance summary (covering topics such as protecting the brand, business practices, the school facility, requirements of our people, compliance with regulatory agencies, classroom operations, and the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool educational procedure) issued with appropriate professional determinations. School franchisee owners and directors attend initial and ongoing trainings at Corporate Office in Missouri and weekly training video-conferences with their respective mentors in order to maintain compliance. Each of our valued Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool teachers undergoes both initial and ongoing continued education in the accelerated classroom management expectations that our brand standard sets forth; including appropriate discipline, positive communication, age appropriate best practices, etc. This extra training and oversight ensures that our staff and leaders understand the promise of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool and the expectations of service that are required to maintain that promise.