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Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is recognized within the industry as a premier private preschool and child care program and is proud to be a part of the community in Southlake, Texas. 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 preschool 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. Chandler, Executive Director

Mrs. Chandler, Executive Director at Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool in Southlake, TX“Hi! I am so excited to be the Executive Director of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of Southlake!

I have been devoted to Early Childhood Education for the past 12 years. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Childhood Intervention. After graduating, I worked as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist. I then wanted to try my hand in the classroom as a teacher. After teaching for several years I was given the opportunity to become a preschool director and I haven’t looked back. My true passion is working hands-on with children and families. I want to be the best advocate for your child while providing a loving, trusting and safe environment. I look forward to meeting every one of you and creating lasting relationships.

On a personal note, I grew up in Colleyville and now live in North Richland Hills with the two loves of my life, my husband Josh and our two-year-old son Levi. In our spare time, we love being outdoors, spending time at the lake and fishing!

I feel one of the keys to a great school is communication. My door is always open and I will always be available to our LSP families and staff. I look forward to meeting you all!”

Ms. Alyssa, Assistant Program Director

Ms. Alyssa, Assistant Program Director of Southlake “My name is Alyssa and I am so excited to be the Assistant Program Director here at LSP Southlake! Early Childhood Education is one of my greatest passions and I am grateful it’s been such a large part of my career for the last eight years. I have my Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Tarrant County College and I strive to continue that education and training each year.

My goal is to always make sure each family feels their child is safe, well cared for and loved while they are in our care. I believe open communication is key and I will do whatever I can to ensure you and your children have the best experience while in our program.

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Surprise, Arizona and I moved to Fort Worth in 2010. I currently live with my amazing fiancé, Ryan, our daughter Harper and our two dogs Remy and Roscoe. In our spare time, we enjoy being outside whenever we can and cheering on all our favorite sports teams.

I am beyond excited to be a part of your child’s early childhood education and can’t wait to witness the wonder, curiosity and development your child will go through in our program.”

“LSP Southlake has treated my son like their own. Being my first child, I was very apprehensive to leave him and go back to work and they have alleviated all my worries. It’s amazing what he learns everyday and I honestly attribute his advanced educational development to the wonderful staff and teachers. I can not recommend LSP enough!” – The McCool Family


“I can’t describe how wonderful this school is in one review. From the teachers to the management staff, the creative and engaging events they plan, the activities you can engage your child in to grow and prosper their little minds, and the fact that this school makes you feel like home. I cannot imagine taking my child somewhere else. I have been bringing my son to LSP over 2 + years. I have seen the school go through some growing pains in the beginning just as other new schools do. However, with the staff that has been in place now for almost a year, the school is at its best. Mom’s… the choice is so indescribably hard when you have to choose a preschool/daycare, let me make it easy for you. This is it! Thank you Becky, Emi, Jenny, Shalonda, Erica, Lynda, etc ( I am missing others for sure) for always making my son and my family feel safe, welcomed, and loved.” – The Kardokus Family 


“We feel very lucky to be part of the LSP community. The teachers, who are seriously the backbone and soul of the school are nothing short of FANTASTIC!! We can go to work knowing our child is getting the absolute best care and guidance as the learn and play. In the 2 years our son has gone to LSP they have literally become a second family for not only him but our family as a whole. The administrative staff is always available to ask questions or even seek guidance from. It’s a warm, loving, caring, and wonderful environment for your little ones to learn all while feeling nurtured and safe to explore each new age/stage” – The Morgan Family


“From the many choices of daycare centers around DFW, this one definitely stood out. From the multiple creative activities, to the healthy meals throughout the day, it’s been a blessing to be a part of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse family! My kids both enjoy going there and I have full visibility to their daily activities and schedules. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone looking for a safe, clean and fun place that truly takes care of their children.” – Andrew S.


“This is my daughter’s first preschool experience. When she first started going she had a tough transitional period. Her teachers worked with her and helped make the adjustment as smooth as possible.” – The Peterson Family

Dahler Family

The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this preschool in Southlake, 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.

Address: 600 Zena Rucker Rd, Southlake, TX 76092

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8071

Exisitng Parents Call: (817) 442-5771

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

Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday


600 Zena Rucker Rd, Southlake, TX 76092

Hours of Operation: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070

Existing Parents Call: (817) 442-5771

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