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 community in Springfield, Missouri. 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 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 in the lobby of 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 teach 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.

Dahler Family

The Dahler’s are the founders, 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.

Melissa Corporon, Program Director

“Welcome to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. My name is Melissa Corporon and I am the Program Director for our Springfield I location. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, as well as a minor in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University in May of 2008. While attending college, I taught in many Preschool settings with children as small as infants to as old as Pre-kindergarten. I became a part of the Little Sunshine’s family in August of 2008 at the Springfield II location. My career at Little Sunshine’s began as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, and with hard work and dedication, I was promoted to Assistant Director shortly thereafter. After becoming the Assistant Director in early 2009, I was then promoted to the Program Director as of August 2009. I was the Program Director at our Springfield II location until August 2013, when I was given the opportunity to be the Program Director for our Springfield I location. I absolutely love what I do every day. My passion is being able to help the children learn and grow both in size and in intellect. I also enjoy building lifelong relationships with the parents of the children as well my incredibly hard working staff. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and providing your child with the best possible care.

On a personal note, my husband and I have been married since 2007. We welcomed our daughter into the world in 2009 and our son in 2013. They are both absolutely amazing! In our spare time we love to read books, go to the zoo and do anything outdoors.”

Molly Gray, Assistant Director

“Hello everyone! My name is Molly Gray and I have been with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse since June 2007. I began my career here working as an Assistant Teacher in the Firefly (toddler) classroom. Since then I have had the opportunity to work with several of the different age groups and was in the Gummy Bear (infant) classroom for over three and a half years.

In October 2014, I was given the opportunity to become the Assistant Director and gladly accepted! I absolutely love working with children and their families ad having the ability to see them grow and learn every day. My work is my passion. I am also working toward my degree in Early Childhood Development.

On a more personal note, I was born in Springfield, MO and raised in Republic, MO. I love to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy reading books and watching movies also.”

Address: 2826 W Chestnut Expwy, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-863-1600
Fax: 417-863-1055
Hours of Operation: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten

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2826 W Chestnut Expwy, Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 863-1600| Fax: (417) 863-1055


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