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 Granite Bay 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 franchise system provides the School Operators.

Our secured Kiddie Cams™ allow families to monitor their children from any device with Internet access. So weather you’re at work or have parents who live far away, this is a valuable tool that allows you to watch your children learn and grow throughout the day. Our cameras display in full color and are set up in every classroom and on the playground so you won’t miss a moment.

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!

Dahler Family

The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this individual school location. 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.

Allison Peterson, Program Director

“Hi families!  I am so excited for the opportunity to share such a wonderful school with a community that I love.  Having grown up locally, I am eager to meet you and your children.  I am big believer of building relationships with the whole family; the better we know you, the better we can serve you!

I was raised in my mother’s in-home child care out of Lake of the Pines, California.  In fact, working there was my very first job, and a great experience it was.  I have seen first-hand the love and devotion it takes to provide a safe and secure environment for children where they are encouraged to play, explore, and learn while doing so.  For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to follow in my mother’s footsteps, and build my life around children.

As life goes, early childhood education did not end up being my career right out of school.  I spent nearly a decade working in finance.  While maintaining this career, however, any free time consisted of volunteering in a number of capacities primarily revolving around children.  Additionally, I have my own son with which I have had the pleasure of leading him and his age group for several years in children’s ministry.  I finally reached a point where I decided that it was time to take the leap and jump all in to serving children on a full-time basis, and Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool could not be a better fit.

I sincerely look forward to introducing myself and sharing Little Sunshine’s Playhouse with you!”

Leslie Byrum, Assistant Director

“Hello! I graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development. While in college, I worked as a Teacher Assistant and Pre-K Teacher at the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool in Springfield, Missouri. When the opportunity presented itself to relocate to Granite Bay and assist in opening the first LSP in this beautiful community, I knew I couldn’t pass it up. I’m thrilled to be serving as the Assistant Director here!

I love doing anything outdoors! I am very close with my family and enjoy hanging out with friends and sorority sisters. When I have the time, I love to travel and explore new places. I also enjoy shopping for home décor, swimming and I’m in the process of learning how to cook (it might be a long process)!

Working with kiddos has always been a big passion of mine. I love seeing the kiddos faces light up when they learn or discover something new. I also enjoy being able to be a presence in the children’s life while helping shape their love for learning.”

Address: 5370 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070 or email admissions
Existing Parents Call: (916) 605-0217
Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten

We are now accepting applications from caring and dedicated teachers for both full and part time positions, preferably with an early childhood education background and/or education.  Little Sunshine’s Playhouse would like to invite you to be a part of our team in bringing quality childcare to the area.

Note: We are equal opportunity employers and abide by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. We are committed to full compliance with the Americas with Disabilities Act and similar State and local laws and ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. All employment practices are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis and are accepted and evaluated without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or any disability.

Additionally, as we operate licensed child care facilities only, we are required by State regulatory agencies to ensure each applicant possess a free and clear criminal background check prior to being offered a position of employment within our schools.  Random background checks and drug testing are conducted on all employees to ensure compliance with childcare licensing regulations.  We are individually and independently owned, operated and staffed.

Apply For Admission Today: 

5370 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070

Email admissions

Existing Parents Call: (916) 605-0217

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