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 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 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 LSP families! As the director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool, I am honored to serve the community of Lakeway. It has been my privilege the last 15 years to serve children and families in public education. My roles and responsibilities have progressed from 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 learning in early childhood education receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for early childhood through 4th grade. Recently, I completed my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and also obtained my Texas Principal certificate.
I first learned about Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool two years ago 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. I am so excited to join the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool family. I can’t wait to get to know you and your family.”
“Hi! My name is Lacey and I am a self-identified Reggio Pedagogista who loves to inspire and be inspired by the remarkable philosophy of Reggio Emilia. As I step into the role of Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool, I am truly in awe of the incredible teachers, staff, and families in the Lakeway area. I have a strong background in outdoor education training and sensory regulation practices. My credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Texas Education Certification for Pre-K to 6th grade.
Over the course of the last ten years I have been studying Reggio environments, curriculum, documentation and collaborative teaching strategies. However, I began providing direct instruction to children and families over thirteen years ago. In my first three years of teaching, I explored a variety of pedagogies within the early childhood field. However, I discovered my niche when I was exposed to the beauty, educational rewards and explicit joy that I observed with the implementation of Reggio practices. My passions include developing inclusive age-appropriate curriculum, showcasing children’s artwork and documenting the “Aha” moments where learning is made visible within the classroom. I am excited to join the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse team and I am eager to build strong relationships with the entire LSP community.”
“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
I’m proud to be part of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse family. I was drawn to this company from the first time I saw the concept, over 10 years ago during the grand opening celebration of the LSP located in Springfield, Missouri. This is the most innovative curriculum and cutting edge technology in the childcare industry and I have no doubt that it will be a great fit in the Lakeway community. After obtaining my degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Development, I moved to Austin to explore career options.
I immediately felt at home in Austin and was thrilled with all the city has to offer. However, one thing I noticed that was missing was the unique platform Little Sunshine’s Playhouse offers. It is an empowering feeling to be able to provide this deeply sought-after service and high quality early childhood education to Lakeway! The experiences I gained growing up in a family-owned business taught me how to offer exceptional customer service for families. The high-quality education based foundation of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and my love for working with children are a sure fit to bring the best in early childhood education to the Austin area.