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 University City. 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™ 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!
“Hello! My name is Mary, and I am delighted to be a Program Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse (LSP) in University City. I have had the privilege of working all across the school with various ages. My LSP journey began in August 2014 as an infant assistant teacher, then I ventured to lead a classroom of amazing two-year-olds before becoming a co-lead Pre-Kindergarten teacher. After my time in PreK, I oversaw the older Preschool unit as a Head Teacher. With this experience, I was thrilled to accept the position to serve the school as an Assistant Director. When the opportunity became available to step into the role of Program Director, I was extremely excited to accept!
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Lake Forest College and love helping children learn through play. Creating relationships with families and children, helping students achieve milestones, and watching our little friends grow truly fills my heart with joy.
I enjoy spending spare time with my husband, Matt. We are avid movie-goers and try our hands at crafting Pinterest finds!
I look forward to meeting you and starting your magical LSP journey!”
“Hello! My name is Breanne (or Ms. Bre), and I am thrilled to be an Assistant Director at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of University City. I started at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool in August 2014, as a classroom aid helping in all the classrooms and moved my way up to a Lead Toddler teacher and then Head Teacher.
In October 2015, I was offered the position of Assistant Director and I was very excited to accept. I love watching our children grow and learn, building relationships with their families, and working alongside our fantastic team of teachers.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Jason, since 2008. We moved to St. Louis in 2011 and have fallen in love with this city! We have a mischievous son and energetic husky, and enjoy spending time going to parks, the zoo, and spending time together as a family.
I can’t wait to meet with you!”
“We moved to the city when our daughter was 3.5 years old. She instantly took a liking to the school, administration, teachers and friends. She adapted quickly to the new school and instantly fell in love with her new surroundings. She will be leaving the school this year for Kindergarten and I couldn’t be happier with the experience she received while at Little Sunshine’s. She is loved and cared for, taught by a group of amazing professionals and have achieved everything that I could wish for her in the last year. We will miss you LSP!” – Michaela H.
“We can’t recommend LSP enough. The staff are so loving and respectful of all the kids, and are deeply committed to building a strong school community with a focus on excellence and continuous improvement. They keep the kids so busy, with fun play-based daily curriculum, monthly educational units, and enrichment opportunities (like art, music, science, gym) starting in the infant rooms. Our daughter will enter PreK this year with the third-party assessed academic readiness of a 6.5-year-old. We often find our toddler counting to himself in Spanish these days. The staff are so attentive and willing to work with families to meet all of a child’s unique needs. And the school’s added features like LuvNotes (a daily email including photos, videos, and notes about your child’s day) and the Watch Me Grow system (live video stream from all classrooms and common areas) will calm any parental anxieties. I’m sure I sound like a commercial or something, but we have been so thrilled with our experience there that it’s hard not to brag. Definitely check it out!” – The Rosman Family
The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this preschool in University City, MO. 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.