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 Franklin area. 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!
Scott and Katherine Montgomery are so excited to bring Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool to the Nashville area! Their passion for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse (LSP) began when Katherine was hired as the Director to open the first LSP in the St. Louis area in 2014. Quickly realizing that there was nothing like LSP in the country, they were thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the “castle school” to one of their most favorite cities, Nashville.
Katherine has served children and families in a variety of capacities for approximately 20 years, and she finds great joy in being allowed the opportunity to work alongside teachers and families to see children actualize their fullest potential. Her academic degrees are in Social Work, with a focus on children and families. Specifically, she completed her BSW from Missouri State University and MSSW from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin, with a clinical concentration. More recently, she completed her PhD in Social Work at UT with a focus on evidence-based interventions for children in a school setting. Throughout her educational and professional experience, she was drawn to the undeniable fact that the first 5 years of a person’s life are among the most important in the lifespan.
Between Katherine’s experience and through watching their children, Sam and Sadie, flourish at LSP, the Montgomerys have grown to have a deep love and appreciation for quality early childhood education. Since they spend a lot of time in the Franklin area, they recognize that this family-friendly community aligns with the values and heartbeat of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. They are truly excited to bring this caliber of quality care to the Franklin community.
“Hi! My name is Katherine Montgomery, and I am the Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse (LSP), in Franklin, TN. I have had the pleasure of serving children and families in a variety of capacities for over 20 years, and I have been with LSP since April 2014. Please see the “Owners” tab to learn a little bit more about me and my family.
We are thrilled to be a part of the Franklin community, and we look forward to learning more about your family!”
“Hello! My name is Sarah Friesz, and I am the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Franklin, Tennessee! My career with Little Sunshine’s began as an early preschool assistant teacher in 2014 when the University City location opened. I quickly fell in love with Little Sunshine’s and the wonderful family environment that was created. After spending a year and a half as both an assistant and lead with my wonderful two-year-olds, I was given the opportunity to become a Head Teacher overseeing, first the Infants and Toddlers and then shifting to the older Preschool unit. After over three years with LSP, I showed interest in moving to Franklin to help open another school and was offered the Assistant Director position, which I happily accepted!
I am thrilled to be a part of bringing Little Sunshine’s to a whole new group of families! Creating relationships with families and children and watching children grow and learn is what drives me each day!”
“Hello!! My name is Eugene Davis!! And I am beyond excited to be the Services Manager at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Franklin!! I started my career with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool in February 2015 as the Sports and Games teacher at our University City location in the St. Louis area. I also had the opportunity to work in all of the classrooms on a regular basis to provide support to teachers across the school ~ and I loved it!!
In September 2017, I made the move to Franklin to begin a fun and exciting new adventure with my LSP family. I love bringing smiles to kiddos faces each and every day!! There is nothing better in life then hearing a laugh from a child!!”
Outside of work, I love spending time with my amazing family and friends and enjoying anything Beyoncé related!!”