Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is recognized within the industry as a premier early childhood education program and is proud to be a private preschool in the Lakeway 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 child care 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!
“Hi there! My name is Taylor and I am honored to serve as the Area Manager for the San Antonio and Austin metro locations.
My journey with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse began years ago in Springfield, Missouri where our company was founded. I began my LSP journey as a classroom teacher and soon promoted up through the ranks into senior management at our Springfield III location. In 2016 when the opportunity arose to launch the San Antonio market, I jumped on the opportunity and relocated. Since 2016, my little family has made Texas our home and love every minute of it! My role within the company is providing operational guidance to the San Antonio/Austin metros and creating lasting relationships with our students, families and teachers.
On a personal note, my husband and I are always trying to keep up with our busy toddler, Thomas. We absolutely love every moment of parenthood! We enjoy spending time together outside, and love getting away to Port Aransas beach every chance we get.”
“Hi! I’m Christa and I am the Program Director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Lakeway, I am honored to serve the community of Lakeway. It has been my privilege for the last 15 years to serve children and families in public education.
My roles and responsibilities have progressed from a 2nd-grade teacher, 3rd-grade teacher, Instructional Coach, and finally Assistant Principal. However, my passion for teaching young children started long before that. Growing up, my mom had an in-home daycare, and I enjoyed helping her with all the young kids and babies. During college, I pursued academic studies in early childhood education receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for early childhood through 4th grade. I also completed my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and hold my Texas Principal certificate.
I first learned about Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool in 2016 when a friend of mine purchased the LSP franchise in Franklin, Tennessee. Immediately, I was drawn to the quality early childhood education program and philosophy of LSP. The Reggio Emilia curriculum and beautiful school environment create an inviting atmosphere for young learners to explore and grow in all aspects of their development.
On a personal note, I am married and have two amazing kids. I am the proud mother of a curious toddler boy and the sweetest infant baby girl. I am thrilled to be the Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool of Lakeway. I can’t wait to get to know you and your family.”
“Hello! My name is Judy and I am honored to be a part of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Family in the beautiful Lakeway community!
My early childhood experience began in March 2001 as a part-time infant teacher, then as a full-time preschool teacher. Within a year, I was promoted into the leadership team, which included Assistant Director, Curriculum Director, then Executive Director. I have truly loved each of my positions since it has allowed me to learn so much. I love what I do because I have the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives and build connections with our staff and families. Working in childcare means that the children and staff are an extension of my family.
On a personal note, I am a happy mom of Jonathan and Danielle, who are both in college pursuing their dreams. I am also a fur mom to Hope and Texan.”
“Hello, my name is Lauren. I feel so blessed to be a part of the Little Sunshine’s family. I knew from a young age that early education was a passion of mine and that I wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to teach young children.
Upon returning to Austin, I started at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse as a lead teacher in the toddler classroom. Shortly after, I became the head teacher for the preschool age group and am now the Assistant Director and could not love what I do more. I am truly passionate about our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum as I believe it’s a successful early education philosophy that offers several benefits to our young learners.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing with a good book and spending days on the lake with my spouse and our two dogs! My favorite hobby is photography and I take every opportunity I can find to grow my skills.”
“We love sending our kids to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse! We moved to Lakeway and started at another daycare and from the beginning, we felt uncomfortable, but we decided to stick it out and give it a chance. After 3 months we couldn’t take it any longer! We were tired of the lack of communication, constant hiring and firing of staff, biting and just overall lack of empathy. Luckily, we found Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and everything changed. At this school, all the teachers know every child and you are greeted at the door every morning and evening. Their red carpet service where they come out to the car and help get the children to their classroom really helped me when I had a baby. Now both of our kids go there, and we couldn’t be happier. We love the daily reports that let us know exactly what they’ve been doing all day and the pictures make us smile. Our children are so excited to go every morning and we don’t have to worry about them because we know they are being taken care of. Brittany and her staff are amazing and this is the best school in the Lakeway area!” – The Koehn Family
“This is, BY FAR the best preschool around. My children are so happy and so loved. I have quite a bit of experience with preschools due to the fact that my family has had to move around this last year. No more moving for us, thank goodness! It would break our hearts to have to leave Little Sunshine. I have never been this impressed! We feel like family. Thank you Little Sunshine! You all are so very wonderful!” – The Anderson Family
“We have been at Little Sunshine’s for a little over a year and couldn’t be happier. Brittany, the owner, is incredible. She cares a tremendous amount about each and every kid and my kids absolutely adore her. The teachers are all wonderful, my kids come home happy every single day and I’m always so impressed by what they learned that day. If you’re just starting to look for childcare or considering switching childcare, do yourself a big favor and check out LSP. You’ll be so happy you did!” – The VonDrehle Family
“We have our 2-year-old going here and she’s been coming home learning so much each day. Her talking and vocabulary improved rapidly and she seems very happy here. They put on fun activities and we love getting daily luv notes. The owner is there all the time overseeing and you can tell this is a passion for her she really cares about and it shows. Very happy here and glad we found it.” – Yelp Review
The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this preschool in Lakeway, TX. 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.