Many parents worry about introducing the internet to their children. At what age is it okay to go online? What content is appropriate? How much time is too much? How can you protect your child from the dangers that may be lurking in cyberspace?

The teachers at our preschool programs across the county are the game changers. They are dedicated, passionate and truly know how to engage each of their students every day. The process of choosing just one teacher each month is tough, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 February Teacher of the Month is Kara Leeper of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of Springfield III! Here is some fun information about

When choosing a preschool for your little one, there are a lot of things to consider. From the atmosphere to the teachers, the choice can be overwhelming. One factor that is most important to consider when choosing a preschool is the quality of the curriculum. While the word “curriculum” might sound stuffy and academic, our curriculum is anything but. In fact, it is the backbone of what provides a well-rounded,

As your child’s first teacher, you can promote early learning in many ways, such as reading bedtime stories and even pointing out the meaning of traffic signs. Participating in your child’s preschool experience is also essential. Research published in 2017 found that parent-teacher partnerships promote academic success and social-emotional development. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, biannual parent-teacher conferences are an important part of our curriculum and provide an opportunity

You notice a red mark on your child’s cheek after preschool. When you ask her what happened, she replies “Stacy bit me.” Or you find out that your child recently had an argument over a toy in which he hit his classmate. As disturbing as it can be, hitting and biting are a normal stage of development for some kids. Why do these aggressive behaviors occur at preschool, and how

Springfield Business Journal Selects Springfield 40 Under 40 Honorees Influential in Business and Community SPRINGFIELD, MO—Every year the Springfield Business Journal honors 40 influential leaders under the age of 40 in the Springfield, Mo., area. Amber Riddle, Chief Financial Officer for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool®, has been selected among 2019 Springfield 40 Under 40 honorees. Award recipients are selected based on their contributions to local business as well as

Along with selecting a quality preschool, another important question many parents have is “When should my child move to the next class?”

If you’re a new parent, you’ll have lots of questions when choosing the best child care program in your area. Will your child be safe and happy? Will caregivers provide enough love and attention when you’re not around? How will child care affect your baby’s relationship with you?

Did you know sign language is one of the most common languages spoken in the United States? There are between 250,000 and 500,000 American Sign Language (ASL) users in the U.S. and Canada alone.

The teachers at our preschool programs across the county are the game changers. They are dedicated, passionate and truly know how to engage each of their students every day. The process of choosing just one teacher each month is tough, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 January Teacher of the Month is Raquel Villa of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of Gilbert at Val Vista! Here is some fun