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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.

Pam Fegan, Director


Hello, my name is Pam Fegan and I am very excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s family here in Willowbrook! We strive and believe that children learn best when they are surrounded by encouraging teachers who help promote positive self-image and self-esteem. My teaching philosophy includes the importance of teaching to the “whole child” and building on the individual strengths that children bring to the classroom.  I am a positive person who enjoys working with others as well as working with children.  I love being able to watch children grow to their fullest potential every day and receive those morning hugs!

It is my passion to be a part of a company where a high quality team works together to provide exceptional childcare.  When accepting this wonderful opportunity, I knew that Little Sunshine’s is a place where students come first and their cognitive, social/emotional and physical developments are all areas of focus for the curriculum. It is extremely important to me to portray great leadership by generating enthusiasm in our company’s goals, be a team player, and create a positive work environment.

I look forward to meeting with you and your special family and I cannot wait to show off all the unique qualities Little Sunshine’s Playhouse has to offer!


Genna Pavone, Assistant Director

Hello, my name is Genna Pavone. I’m extremely excited to continue my journey with Little Sunshines as the Assistant Director at Willowbrook.

Working with children has always been a passion of mine. Their imagination is inspiring, which is one of the reasons I love our Reggio Emilia curriculum and how it allows teachers to be co-learners with their students. I have been working with children for the past 15 years and have enjoyed every minute of it! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Sciences, focusing on the sequence of Human Development and Family Relations. I also earned my minor in Children Studies’. This is when I developed my love for working with not only children, but their families as well.

I am very personable and truly enjoy supporting and pleasing others. I look forward to getting to know you and your child/children. I cant wait to give your family an experience better than you have imagined here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool!

Address: 6258 Kingery Hwy S Willowbrook, IL 60527
Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070 or email
Existing Parents Call: (630) 655-9800
Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten

Contact our School

6258 Kingery Hwy S Willowbrook, IL 60527

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070


Existing Parents Call: (630) 655-9800

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.