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 Gilbert, Arizona. 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 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 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.

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!

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.

Kristin Seemann, Program Director

Greetings Families! My name is Kristin Seemann, Program Director here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse! I have been fortunate to be in this industry for 14 years, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I have worked in and directed programs with every age group, from infants to school age children, and found my love of the little ones. I hold an associate’s degree in paralegal studies and heavy coursework in early childhood development and education.

I started at Little Sunshine’s as the lead preschool teacher and fell in love with the Little Sunshine’s philosophy as well as their determination for enriching not only children, but their families’ lives as well! With growth here at our school, I was given the opportunity to expand my career and was promoted to assistant director in January 2017. I loved my time as assistant director and took every opportunity to learn and grow from our school leadership team. When the chance arose for the program director position, I was thrilled and honored to have the opportunity. I am so thankful to work for such a wonderful company and am so excited to continue working with our families as program director!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my four daughters and my husband! We love being at the zoo, seeing the newest movie, spending time at a local museum, or cheering on the local team at a baseball game! As a singer by trade, I am always singing or humming a tune, usually to the newest Broadway musical. I am a huge Disney fanatic, and as a family we spend lots of time either at Disney or planning our next Disney adventure!

I could not be more thrilled to serve our Little Sunshine’s families in this capacity!

Shelane Johnston, Assistant Director

Hello, I am Shelane Johnston, and I am the Assistant Director here at Little Sunshine’s in Gilbert. I am a born and raised Arizonian and currently attending Northern Arizona University with plans to graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I started out in Interior Design school but couldn’t stay away from the babies! I have worked in childcare for more than 10 years now but have always baby sat younger siblings and cousins growing up. I started out working as a teacher’s aide at a school in chandler while also helping them decorate each classroom. I have had the opportunity to be the lead teacher in all classrooms from Infants to Preschool but my favorite is the little babies. I have also worked as Assistant Director at two other schools in the past as well. At Little Sunshine’s I was the lead infant teacher in the Treasure Island Classroom and nominated as teacher of the month by families and my peers in May of 2015.  In September of 2015 I was given the opportunity to be head teacher, and here I am now Assistant Director at the best school I have worked for! I love working in the office being able to meet the families and spend a little bit of time in each classroom every day!

In my spare time I enjoy watching football (Go BRONCOS), playing volleyball, scrapbooking and watching movies. I do not have any human babies of my own (I have two cats and a dog) but like to say I claim the 100+ kiddos that come to school here every day.

I look forward to having the opportunity meeting and spending time with all of our families!

Address:1059 North Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 926-1317
Hours of Operation: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages Served: Infant (6 weeks) through Pre-Kindergarten

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1059 North Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Phone: (480) 926-1317

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