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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!

Dahler Family

The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this individual school location. It is the pursuit of “something much better” in early childhood education for their own children that guides and shapes each of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse schools.  Matt and Rochette are dedicated and proud parents of Gillian, Riley and Paxon. Each of their children has thrived with the social and educational components that Little Sunshine’s Playhouse has provided for them from birth to Kindergarten. The entire family cherishes those early years, preschool memories and first friendships.

To say The Dahler’s live, sleep and breathe Little Sunshine’s Playhouse is an understatement. The mission and culture of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse is truly an extension of the family’s values and visa versa. Their passion is to continually redefine the standard of early childhood education and share their love and dedication for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse with other families and children across the country.

Amy Ayers, Area Manager

Hello! My name is Amy Ayers, and I’m excited to be the Area Manager for the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Southlake.  I’ve been in the preschool business for over 20 years and in administration for over 10 years.  I began my career as an Infant teacher, while going to school to earn my degree.  I taught elementary school for two years, and after the birth of my son, realized that my true passion was working with young children. As the years progressed I entered into administration where I grew professionally and ran several successful preschool programs.

I am very excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, I whole heartedly believe in the philosophy that children learn best and develop to their fullest potential through active participation in a wide variety of activities which take place in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.  I am fortunate to be able to combine my true passion for children and business to create and enhance a wonderful early childhood experience for your child(ren) and family. I love to be hands on, and you will often see me visiting in the classrooms.  My door is always open to my staff and LSP families. Please feel free to come by and chat at any time.  I believe the key to a great school is communication.


Emy Cervantes, Co-Director

EmyI would like to take a moment of your time to introduce myself. My name is Emy Cervantes and I recently transferred to the Southlake, Texas area to become your new Assistant Director. I originally grew up in California and relocated to Rogers, Arkansas in 2006. Rogers is where I began my career with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. Transferring from the Rogers, AR Little Sunshine’s Playhouse location, I understand the time and dedication it takes for a preschool to succeed. I want what every parent, teacher, and child strives for, which is meeting and exceeding education goals in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. I want to emphasize the importance of transparency and communication. Therefore, I want every parent and staff member to know that I thrive on an open door policy. I believe that it is imperative to the success of our preschool. All children, parents, and staff are welcome to meet with me in person, call, or email me. Words cannot begin to explain the joy and excitement that I feel to be part of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Southlake team!



Jenny Wolfe, Co-Director

Hi! My name is Jenny Wolfe and I am very excited to be the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. When I started as LSP I was welcomed as the Pre-K Teacher and when my students were promoted to kindergarten I was promoted to Head Teacher! After putting in the time and effort to learn about the management of a successful school, I was offered the position of Assistant Director and I couldn’t be happier to lead such a wonderful staff of educators! I have an Associates in Child Development and have worked with children of all ages; in 2001 I became a licensed director and have been in the childcare industry for over 25 years. I knew from the very first year this was the path for me!

On a personal note I have two wonderful children who are very successful in their careers and we are very close, it was because of them that I became a teacher in childcare to begin with. On my free time I love to read and look for new ways to inspire my team at LSP!

Address: 600 Zena Rucker Rd, Southlake, TX 76092

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070 or email

Existing Parents Call: (817) 442-5771

Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten

Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Contact Our School

600 Zena Rucker Rd Southlake, TX 76092

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070


Existing Parents Call: (817) 442-5771


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.