Starting kindergarten can be both exciting and frightening for your child, and parents are often just as anxiety-ridden as their preschoolers when it comes to this major milestone. To ease the anxiety, there are a variety of things you can do to help make your preschooler’s transition to kindergarten a smooth one. Do a Dry Run One of the easiest ways to help ease your child into attending kindergarten is
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 19, 2019 — Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool Chief Operating Officer Abby Davis has been named Director of the Pediatric Brain Foundation. The Pediatric Brain Foundation is a Missouri-based not for profit led by Matt and Rochette Dahler, founders of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. The foundation provides financial support to families with children diagnosed with neurological disorders, brain cancers and traumatic brain injuries. “This foundation is an important philanthropic extension
It’s officially the holidays and that means families will be celebrating. From hosting events at your home to making holiday travel plans, this is the busiest time of year for many people. Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, safety is still a real concern, particularly when it comes to holiday decorations. Despite the cheer surrounding the season, the holidays are the peak time for electrical-related accidents. Using lights
It starts with a routine shopping trip. Then seemingly out of nowhere, your 2-year-old spies something tempting in the toy aisle. Before you know it, everyone is staring as your child’s piercing screams fill the air. It’s a tantrum. Why is this happening? Is your child trying to embarrass you on purpose? Are you starting to doubt your parenting skills? First, take a deep breath and relax. Believe it or
Leaves are changing color and pumpkin spice is back on the menu. Time for fall! It’s also a great season for introducing young kids to many fun science activities that also inspire your child’s imagination. Here are just a few great ideas, using easy-to-find ingredients and a big dose of creativity! Apple Experiment This activity lets kids observe how apples react when placed in different liquids. Here’s what you’ll need:
Our teachers across the county are truly 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 beyond difficult, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 September National Teacher of the Month is Dawn E. Nelson Stovall of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of San Antonio, TX at Stone Oak! Ms.
Our teachers across the county are truly 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 beyond difficult, but we are pleased to announce that our 2019 August National Teacher of the Month is Lauren Arviso of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Scottsdale, AZ! We can think of no better candidate
Image by fujikama from Pixabay Raising happy, healthy children can be complicated. It seems every day, parents receive new and conflicting information about what’s best for their kids. Making the right choices about what they eat, how much screen time they get, and more is enough to make any parent question themselves. One area that often has parents scratching their heads — or pulling their hair out — is sleep.
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
It’s our favorite time of year again! We are so thrilled to reflect back on what an amazing year 2018 was, but more importantly we want to celebrate all of the amazing early childhood educators who make it possible year after year. Our teachers are beyond dedicated to providing the very best in early childhood education to students at our preschools across the country. They are the game changers who