December 2019 | Developer Buttry & Brown Pledges $50 Million to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool for Future Growth

Prominent real estate developer Buttry & Brown Development, LLC pledges $50M in funds to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool to further its national expansion plans.


November 2019 | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool Opens New Preschool in Broomfield, CO

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, a national premier early childhood education provider, opened a preschool in Broomfield, CO on November 11.


August 2019 | LSP’s Mary Bozarth Named to 20th Class of Most Influential Women

Judges selected Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. In-House Counsel, Mary Bozarth, as a Most Influential Woman honoree.


August 2019 | For the 4th Time, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1950

Inc. magazine today revealed that Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool is No. 1950 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.


May 2019 | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool Announces Brett Roubal as President

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, a national premier early education and care provider, today announced Brett Roubal has been named as President of Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Roubal’s employment with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse will commence in July.


February 2019 | Voted ‘Most Loved Preschool’ in San Antonio, TX

Families Voted for the Most Loved Preschool in San Antonio in a contest hosted by Hulafrog.


February 2019 | Voted ‘Most Loved Preschool’ in Gilbert, AZ

Families Voted for the Most Loved Preschool in Gilbert in a contest hosted by Hulafrog.


January 2019 | LSP is “The Face of Early Childhood Development”

417 Magazine points you to the most trusted names and faces in the Springfield area. These faces are at the top of their game, keep their customers happy and keep our region moving forward.


December 2018 | LSP’s Amber Riddle Named to 2019 “40 Under 40” Class

Springfield Business Journal names Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. Chief Financial Officer, Amber Riddle, as a “40 Under 40.”


September 2018 | Look To Leawood: Fall 2018

Chamber of Commerce Spotlight on how Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool takes Early Childhood Education to the next level.


August 2018 | Inc. 5000, 2018 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

For the 4th year in a row, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool makes the Inc. 5000 list.


July 2018 | Springfield Business Journal: 2018 Economic Impact Award

With a unique approach to educational child care, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool and its professionals have been recognized in the news all across the U.S.


May 2018 | Springfield Business Journal: 2018 Dynamic Dozen

Springfield Business Journal awards Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool with top honors at the 2018 Economic Impact Award ceremony


February 2018 | 435 Magazine: Extraordinary Early Childhood Development Program

435 Magazine in Kansas City highlights Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool’s features that make them extraordinary.


February 2018 | Voted Best Preschool in the Ozarks Since 2009

For the ninth consecutive year, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool won Best Preschool in the Ozarks by Springfield News-Leader.


February 2018 | Voted ‘Most Loved Preschool’ in Scottsdale

Families Voted for the Most Loved Preschool in Scottsdale in a contest hosted by Hulafrog.


February 2018 | Voted ‘Most Loved Preschool’ in Colorado Springs

Families Voted for the Most Loved Preschool in Colorado Springs in a contest hosted by Hulafrog.


January 2018 | 417 Magazine’s The Face of Early Childhood Development

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool featured as the face of early childhood development for the greater Springfield area


December 2017 | LSP’s Mary Bozarth Named to 2018 “40 Under 40” Class

Springfield Business Journal names Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. In-House Counsel, Mary Bozarth, as a “40 Under 40.”


December 2017 | Upscale Preschool Opens in Granite Bay

Granite Bay View magazine features Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool’s first California location and its distinctive features


November 28, 2017 | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Expands to California

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool opens new location in California


October 27, 2017 | Missouri Governor Greitens Appoints 30 Women to State Boards and Commissions

Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. In-House Counsel, Mary Bozarth, named to Child Abuse & Neglect State Board


August 16, 2017 | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Named To Inc 5000 2017

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool listed in the Inc 5000 2017 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America


May 15, 2017 | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Named To 2017 Dynamic Dozen

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool named #2 on the Springfield Business Journal’s 2017 Dynamic Dozen List


December 30, 2016 | Nicole Carr Named to 2017 “40 Under 40” Class

Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. CEO, Nicole Carr, named to Springfield Business Journal’s 2017 “40 Under 40” class


November 1, 2016 | KSDK: Show-Me St. Louis Video

KSDK News highlights Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool in University City


June 6, 2016 | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse to open in Alpharetta

Alpharetta franchisees, D.J. & Emily Fuchs, discuss bringing the magic of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool to Georgia


July 21, 2015 | The Benefits of Being a Company’s Executive, Franchisee and Customer

Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. COO, Nicole Carr, discusses LSP from the owner, employee and customer perspective


June 15, 2015 | Rochette Dahler Selected as 2015 Business Class Honoree

CEO and Founder Rochette Dahler was selected for the 2015 Business Class by Springfield Business Journal


May 22, 2015 | Five Minutes with a Local Mom: Rochette Dahler

Southwest Missouri MOMS | Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool founder and CEO Rochette Dahler walks through a day in her life


March 23, 2015 | Founder and CEO Rochette Dahler Named to 2015 “40 Under 40”

Rochette Dahler, founder and CEO of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool, was selected as a “40 Under 40” honoree


2015 | Winner Best Childcare Center & Winner Best New Business categories in Gilbert, AZ

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool receives top honors in two categories in the Best of Gilbert awards


2015 | Runner-Up Best Local Private School & Runner-Up Best Daycare categories

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool tops the Southlake Journal reader’s poll in two categories


2015 | Franchise Gator, Top 100 Franchises


October 29, 2014 | Local companies recognized by Community Free Press as some of the fastest growing in the country


2014 | Inc. 5000, 2014 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America


2013 | Springfield News-Leader Best of the Ozarks for Child Care/Preschool


2012 | Franchise Publicity Top New Franchise


2012 | Springfield News-Leader Best of the Ozarks for Child Care/Preschool


October 27, 2012 | Top New Franchises Recognizes Rochette Dahler

Founder and CEO Rochette Dahler explains her innovative childcare concept


October 27, 2012 | Top New Franchises Focuses on Franchise Opportunity

Founder and CEO Rochette Dahler focuses on the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse franchise opportunity

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