Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is recognized within the industry as a premier early childhood education program and is proud to be a part of the Alpharetta community. 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 parents of enrolled students and school leaders to view our classrooms in real-time from monitors placed within the school. Cameras are set up in every classroom and playground and the video footage is displayed in full color, high definition. Kiddie Cams™ further provide the opportunity for live streaming to the executive leadership and support team in Springfield, Missouri for quality assurance by trained professionals.
Our user-friendly LuvNotes™ is a secured platform that allows your child’s teach to stay in better communication with you throughout the day. When you log into the LuvNotes™ system, you’ll see a classroom snapshot, which includes a list of planned activities for the day, menu details and important announcements. It also includes a personalized daily report on your child with notes on specific activities, disposition, and sleeping and eating habits during the day. You can access this secure information on any device with access to the internet.
Our master planned and accredited curriculum, Creatively Shine™, is based off the newest research and trends to prepare your children to enter their educational career equipped with cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language skills. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse we believe a child’s work is play! We teach children lessons, manners, and social skills all through creative and organized play. We know that if children enjoy learning at a young age it will carry with them throughout their lives!
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.
“Hello! My name is Ashlee DiMarzio-Teli, and I’m thrilled to be the Program Director of the first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse to open in metro Atlanta! I’ve been in preschool administration for over 7 years. I began my career as an afternoon teacher, where I absolutely fell in love with working with preschoolers! I moved out of the classroom and into administration where I learned the business side of running a successful preschool program.
I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. After graduating, I ventured out into the corporate world and quickly realized something was missing. Thankfully, I was able to join a wonderful preschool team in East Cobb. I was hired as a Front Office Administrator and then promoted to Assistant Director. I’ve loved every day since; it is a true blessing to be able to get up and enjoy going to work every day! I’m currently pursing my Master in Special Education with a Concentration in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities. It has been a wonderful program, and I have learned so much to bring back into the classrooms.
On a more personal note, I live in Woodstock with my husband, Jon. I love playing tennis in my free time. I am so excited to meet and get to know each and every family at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, Alpharetta!”
“Hi! My name is Lauren Falkner and I am the Co-Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Alpharetta. I have been working in childcare since 2010 and transferred from the LSP in St. Louis to Alpharetta. I hold a Bachelor of Art in Human Services with a minor in Psychology from Missouri Baptist University.
My favorite part of working for LSP is providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children, where they feel comfortable to explore and discover new concepts through many different avenues of learning.
I have loved getting to know the metro Atlanta area since moving here. Visiting the Georgia Aquarium is one of my favorite things to do on the weekends! I also love spending time camping and hiking in the North Georgia Mountains.”
“Hi, I am Brandi Bounds, the Co-Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Alpharetta. I started my career in Early Childhood Educator in 2010 at a private preschool as an assistant teacher. I spent time in every position and eventually grew to director. I love every aspect of the different dynamic roles in the preschool setting.
I believe it is my responsibility to have a positive relationship with children, families, and colleagues, as well as to appreciate each child’s unique way of learning. My goal is to help children achieve their full potential in a loving, secure, and creative environment.
On a more personal note, I was born and raised in Georgia and have lived in Alpharetta since I was in middle school. I even graduated from Alpharetta High school right around the corner! I went to school for photography but quickly found my passion for childcare shortly thereafter.”