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 Overland Park 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 child care and preschool 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 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!
“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 have taken great pride in the fact that it is a family-owned business with the most sincere grass roots imaginable. We sincerely appreciate being able to join 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 locations, we bring a passion for perfection in operations and a 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 early child care and education!”
Rebekah started working with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in May 2016 as the Area Manager. Rebekah graduated from K-State in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Human Ecology.
Bekah started as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at a previous school but soon entered in a management role where she stayed for 6 years and has spent the last 4 years in higher education working as an Education Solutions Manager for a college.
Bekah’s role with the company is to provide onsite support for the school leadership team with a strong focus on marketing efforts and bringing high quality Early Childhood Education to the Kansas City market.
Rebekah will be assisting with the opening of the Overland Park location as well as overseeing the marketing and operations at both locations.
Hello! My name is Jill and I am very excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of Kansas City! I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri. I have had the amazing opportunity to work as a Preschool Director for over 13 years at two other preschools in the Kansas City area. I absolutely love working with children and families. I truly believe that the early learning years are a magical time when children should have the opportunity to explore and to develop a life long love of learning!
My husband and I have lived in Olathe for 19 years. We love living in Johnson County and found this to be an amazing place to raise our family! We have twins that are currently in college and a daughter that is in high school. We love spending time with our family and watching our children grow!
I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you! Please know one of my goals is to ensure that all families and staff know that they are always welcome to come talk to me!
Hi! My name is Jackie Bruns and I am the Assistant Director for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse-Overland Park! I started with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in August of 2012 as the Lead teacher for the Pre-K room, but was quickly promoted to Assistant Director in the Fall of 2012. After spending a couple years as the Assistant Director and learning from our Leadership teams I became the Program Director in Spring of 2015. After given the opportunity to adopt my two boys, I have chosen to step down as the Program Director and continue my love and passion for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse as the Assistant Director. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Liberty University. Prior to joining the team at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, I taught three and four year olds for 6 years. I look forward to partnering with you and your family to see your child learn and grow.
Outside of work I spend a lot time with my family. I have two little boys who are the loves of my life. You can usually catch us spending the day at the zoo, the park, or making cookies together. I also enjoy reading any book I can get my hands on, and hanging out with my friends.
I am excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and to provide an awesome preschool experience for you and your family!