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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 Woodlands 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 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 preschool.  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 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!

Ms. Karri, Program Director

“Hello! My name is Karri, and I’m excited to be the Program Director for the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in the Woodlands. I’ve been in the preschool business for over 27 years and in administration for over 22 years.  I began my career as a pre-kindergarten teacher, which is when I realized I had a passion for teaching young children and would make it my career. I moved out of the classroom and into administration where I grew professionally and ran several successful preschool programs while raising my son.

I was very excited to find Little Sunshine’s Playhouse as I feel that their approach to learning and quality programs will bring an unrivaled distinction in preschool and early childhood education to our area.  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 family, feel free to come by and chat at any time, I believe the key to a great school is communication, I would love to tell you all about Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and get to know you and your family.”

Mrs. Tracey, Assistant Director

“Howdy!! My name is Tracey and I am honored to be the Assistant Director for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse of The Woodlands. I have been in the early childhood education field for more than 30 years, mainly on the school-aged side of things. I received my CDA from Texas State University and attended Sam Houston State University – teaching children is my passion!

I am very blessed to be part of the LSP Woodlands team. I feel that the learning environment and family friendly atmosphere of our school embodies the spirit of what Early Childhood education should be. I love supporting our teachers and staff, as I feel happy teachers lead to happy kiddos. If you can’t find me in the front office, peek into the classrooms – I really love to snuggle on our sweet babies when I get the chance.

One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been caring for my husband and raising my amazing son, Nick. They bring joy to my life every day and I am truly blessed to have them both in my life.”

“In short, this place and these women have become family. I know they love my daughter and she loves going to school every morning. I have pretty high expectations for my daughter’s caregivers and they consistently exceed those expectations. The teachers are warm but responsible and the admin team is available and responsive. I am thankful for LSP every single day.” – The Hassan Family


“Our son LOVES going to daycare everyday! He has fallen in love with all his teachers, who make the school the absolute best. You can tell they create a great environment for all the kids! Plus, the constant activities, outside time, and interaction make school FUN. We just wish we would have found this place sooner!!!!” – The Ciaravino Family


“My 13 weeks old son is in the best hands at LSP. As a first time mom, the idea of daycare really shook me, but it was nothing but a smooth transition. They are a very caring and active staff.” – The Shubatt Family


“Our son attends Little Sunshine and we couldn’t be happier. The minute you walk into the door, you are greeted by the wonderful front office ladies and they are always more than willing to help answer any questions you have! The teachers there are fabulous! Our son has been in the 2 and3-year-old room and I can’t say enough amazing things about the teachers. They are engaged with the students and really enjoy teaching the children. I would HIGHLY recommend Little Sunshine Playhouse.” – Sarah S.

Dahler Family

The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this preschool in The Woodlands, 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: 8030 Branch Crossing Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77382

Enrollment Questions & Existing Parents Call: (281) 419-4400 or email admissions

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

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


8030 Branch Crossing Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77382

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

Phone: (281) 419-4400

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