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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™ 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 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.

Amy Ayers, Area Manager

“Hello! My name is Amy Ayers, and I’m excited to be the Area Manager for the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Southlake.  I’ve been in the preschool business for over 20 years and in administration for over 10 years.  I began my career as an Infant teacher, while going to school to earn my degree.  I taught elementary school for two years, and after the birth of my son, realized that my true passion was working with young children. As the years progressed I entered into administration where I grew professionally and ran several successful preschool programs.

I am very excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, I whole heartedly believe in the philosophy that children learn best and develop to their fullest potential through active participation in a wide variety of activities which take place in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.  I am fortunate to be able to combine my true passion for children and business to create and enhance a wonderful early childhood experience for your child(ren) and family. I love to be hands on, and you will often see me visiting in the classrooms.  My door is always open to my staff and LSP families. Please feel free to come by and chat at any time.  I believe the key to a great school is communication.”

Emy Cervantes, Co-Director

“Hello! I originally grew up in California and relocated to Rogers, Arkansas in 2006. Rogers is where I began my career with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. I was given the opportunity to transfer to our Southlake location as the Assistant Director in Fall 2016. Transferring from the Rogers LSP location, I understand the time and dedication it takes for a preschool to succeed. I want what every parent, teacher, and child strives for, which is meeting and exceeding education goals in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. I want to emphasize the importance of transparency and communication. Therefore, I want every parent and staff member to know that I thrive on an open door policy. I believe that it is imperative to the success of our preschool. All children, parents, and staff are welcome to meet with me in person, call, or email me.

Words cannot begin to explain the joy and excitement that I feel to be part of the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Southlake team and I can’t wait to meet your family and show how truly magical LSP is!”

Jenny Wolfe, Co-Director

“Hi! My name is Jenny Wolfe and I am very excited to be the Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. When I started as LSP I was welcomed as the Pre-K Teacher and when my students were promoted to kindergarten I was promoted to Head Teacher! After putting in the time and effort to learn about the management of a successful school, I was offered the position of Assistant Director and I couldn’t be happier to lead such a wonderful staff of educators! I have an Associates in Child Development and have worked with children of all ages; in 2001 I became a licensed director and have been in the childcare industry for over 25 years. I knew from the very first year this was the path for me!

On a personal note I have two wonderful children who are very successful in their careers and we are very close, it was because of them that I became a teacher in childcare to begin with. On my free time I love to read and look for new ways to inspire my team at LSP!”

“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 individual school location. 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) 858-8070 or email admissions

Existing 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

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600 Zena Rucker Rd Southlake, TX 76092

Enrollment Questions Call: (888) 858-8070

Email admissions

Existing Parents Call: (817) 442-5771

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