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 April Teacher of the Month is Sarah Caiafa of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Franklin, TN! Here is some fun

Starting kindergarten is a big milestone for every child. When to start kindergarten is a big decision for every parent. Is my child ready? Do they know enough? What if they’re the youngest? The oldest? Does it matter? The short answer is “it depends.” Children between 4 and 6 vary greatly in terms of physical growth, cognitive development, and emotional maturity.  If your child is currently in pre-kindergarten, here are

Ask almost any teacher, and they’ll agree: kids love dinosaurs! That’s great news, because learning about dinosaurs in preschool is an excellent way to get younger children excited about science, inspire creativity and introduce critical thinking skills that will last a lifetime. Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool® taps into children’s fascination with all things prehistoric with our annual Dinosaur Discovery theme. During the month of April, teachers integrate a variety

What kind of schedule should you look for in a quality preschool program? Some of the essentials are consistency, flexibility and balance. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we offer a range of play-based learning activities that stimulate interest and promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired Creatively Shine™ curriculum features monthly lesson themes, such as dinosaurs, creepy crawlies or space, which are integrated throughout the day

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 March Teacher of the Month is Ajah Zicaro of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of Colorado Springs! Here is some fun information about

Reading to your child has many benefits including early language and literacy development, and emotional bonding with parents and caregivers. But with so many wonderful children’s books out there, how do you know which ones will inspire a lifetime love of reading in your child? Great children’s books include engaging pictures and simple text with rhyme, rhythm and good pacing, according to Margaret Anastas, an editor with Harper Collins Kids.

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

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