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Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is recognized within the industry as a premier private preschool and early childhood education program and is proud to be a part of the Leawood, KS 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™ allows parents of enrolled preschool 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!

Mrs. Jodi, Program Director

“Hi, my name is Jodi and I am the Program Director for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Leawood. I have been back in Kansas City for two years and am very thrilled to be back in the Midwest! We raised our children here and I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Early Childhood Education and have many years of experience in the childcare world.

On a more personal note, I just celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary to a wonderful man and have two amazing children that I am very proud of! My daughter, Taylor, just got married last year, lives in NJ and works in NY. My son is getting married in October of 2020. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with family, as well as reading a good book, movies, farmers markets, traveling (to any beach destination) and attending ANY KC Royals or Chiefs games and events!

I am extremely excited to be part of an amazing school like Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool and look forward to experiencing my days with you and your wonderful children!”

Mrs. Ashton, Assistant Director

Ashton, Assistant Director of Little Sunshine's Playhouse - Leawood, KSHi! My name is Ashton and I’m the Assistant Director at the Leawood location.

I began my journey with LSP in July of 2013 as a floater. I have since worked my way from an assistant teacher, lead teacher, head teacher, curriculum coordinator, and now assistant director! I am thrilled to be able to continue my journey with such an amazing company!

One of the things I enjoy most about working in Early Childhood Education is getting to watch the children learn new things and how excited it makes them when they accomplish it! I also love building a “family-like” relationship between myself, the children, and their families so LSP has been the perfect fit!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two adorable dogs! I also enjoy reading suspense novels and photography!

“We LOVE LOVE LSP! After staying home with Owen for a full year it was really hard to leave him with anyone even my mother! Keep in mind he was breastfed and did not take a bottle! I joked around with them on his first day saying “today is going to hard day for you guys” the teacher said with a smile “It’s my job and my pleasure.” It is so nice knowing our little guy is in wonderful hands. So if you are looking for a place for your little one check out LSP!” – The Stock Family


“Of all the schools I have toured and been a part of, Little Sunshine Playhouse is definitely a step above the rest! Their curriculum is in depth and engaging, their teachers are experienced and caring, and their management team is knowledgeable and supportive! It’s not always easy trying to find the right fit for your special little one, but with Little Sunshine’s they meet and exceed all that you could ask for in a school. Enrolling at Little Sunshine’s is to become a part of a great big family that is always there to love, support and guide your little one through their early educational childcare experience.” – The Darnell Family

Dennis, Kristin and Brad Dahler, Owners of Little Sunshine's Playhouse in Leawood, KS

Brad, Kristin, and Dennis Dahler

Our appreciation for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse developed over a decade ago as we watched all of the wonderful accomplishments of the company playing out (on a business level and an educational impact level).  We take great pride in that Little Sunshine’s is a family-owned business with the most sincere grassroots imaginable. We sincerely appreciate joining such a strong team of professionals who are leading the way in the early childhood education industry. As operators of the Overland Park and Leawood, KS preschools, we bring passion and loyalty to this company that supersedes anything we could possibly express.  We are committed to this community of educators, children and families and to being the absolute best choice in premier child care and education!

Address: 15117 Rosewood Dr, Leawood, KS 66224

Phone: (913) 814-0444

Hours of Operation: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten


15117 Rosewood Dr, Leawood, KS 66224

Hours of Operation: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Phone: (913) 814-0444

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