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 Chesterfield, Missouri 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 childcare franchise system provides the School Operators.
Our secured Kiddie Cams™ allows 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 provides 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 teacher 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!
“Hello! My name is Sarah and I am thrilled to serve as the Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Chesterfield, MO. It has been my privilege to work with children of all ages, from infants to school age, along with their families, in multiple capacities throughout the past 14 years. Upon completing my Bachelor’s degree, I entered the field of early childhood education as a classroom teacher and loved it! After a few years, I returned to graduate school and in 2016 obtained my Master’s degree in Counseling, in which I focused heavily upon early childhood mental health and development.
My connection with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse began in May of 2016 at our University City location. My goal was to work with young children and their families, and I was drawn to Little Sunshine’s philosophy, passion, and dedication to nurturing young children and promoting healthy development. I first began as a classroom teacher, then stepped into the leadership role of Head Teacher, and am now honored to fulfill the position of Program Director!
On a personal note, I enjoy exploring Saint Louis and everything it has to offer! I am a huge musical theater enthusiast and love seeing live productions throughout the area, especially at The Muny! When not at a show, I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my wonderful husband, Kyle.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family!”
“Hello! My name is Amber and I am honored to serve as the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Chesterfield, MO. My passion for early education, Reggio Emilia and building family relationships has brought me to LSP.
My goal as Assistant Director is to work alongside our team to maintain a beautiful learning environment. I am thrilled to have the experience of getting to know every child and their family. Fostering family connections and developing an understanding of each family’s individual needs is key in early childhood. Supporting and making connections with our teachers and staff is important to me.
I began my journey in education in 2013 at Webster University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Psychology. I am currently working on a Master’s Degree in School Counseling with a certificate in Psychology of Stress. I have experience working as a Continuing Education Specialist and have taught early childhood for 6 years.
On a personal note, I have a 9-year-old son named Ben. He and I enjoy reading together, racing (he is now faster than me) and occasionally playing Mario (also faster than me), hanging out at home with our cat, Kitty and our dog, Lucy. My family and my career are my entire world and I am thrilled to be surrounded by so much love, every day.
I hope to bring as much joy to your families and our team as this career has given me!”
“We moved to the city when our daughter was 3.5 years old. She instantly took a liking to the school, administration, teachers and friends. She adapted quickly to the new school and instantly fell in love with her new surroundings. She will be leaving the school this year for Kindergarten and I couldn’t be happier with the experience she received while at Little Sunshine’s. She is loved and cared for, taught by a group of amazing professionals and have achieved everything that I could wish for her in the last year. We will miss you LSP!” – Michaela H. (University City LSP Family)
“We can’t recommend LSP enough. The staff are so loving and respectful of all the kids, and are deeply committed to building a strong school community with a focus on excellence and continuous improvement. They keep the kids so busy, with fun play-based daily curriculum, monthly educational units, and enrichment opportunities (like art, music, science, gym) starting in the infant rooms. Our daughter will enter PreK this year with the third-party assessed academic readiness of a 6.5-year-old. We often find our toddler counting to himself in Spanish these days. The staff are so attentive and willing to work with families to meet all of a child’s unique needs. And the school’s added features like LuvNotes (a daily email including photos, videos, and notes about your child’s day) and the Watch Me Grow system (live video stream from all classrooms and common areas) will calm any parental anxieties. I’m sure I sound like a commercial or something, but we have been so thrilled with our experience there that it’s hard not to brag. Definitely check it out!” – The Rosman Family (University City LSP Family)
The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this preschool in Chesterfield, MO. 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.
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