Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool is recognized within the industry as a premier early childhood education program and private preschool in Willowbrook, IL. 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 childcare 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 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 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 LSP Families, my name is Pam and I am thrilled to be the Area Manager of the Illinois schools! I have been with Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool since January 2016 and helped open the Willowbrook school in June 2016 as the Program Director! I have worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years, in the classroom and management roles. I have always had a passion in working with children and making a difference in each child’s life. These years are so crucial in their learning and development, I feel honored to be part of it and work along side all our amazing teachers and leaders.
On a personal note, my husband John and I have three amazing children. We love spending family time together doing fun arts and crafts, cooking together, and anything outdoors. We also love to travel and find new adventures to see and enjoy together.
I am really looking forwarded to expanding our LSP family in Illinois and meeting you all. Welcome to the LSP family!
“Hello, my name is Genna. I’m extremely excited to continue my journey with Little Sunshines as the Assistant Director at Willowbrook.
Working with children has always been a passion of mine. Their imagination is inspiring, which is one of the reasons I love our Reggio Emilia curriculum and how it allows teachers to be co-learners with their students. I have been working with children for the past 15 years and have enjoyed every minute of it! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Sciences, focusing on the sequence of Human Development and Family Relations. I also earned my minor in Children Studies’. This is when I developed my love for working with not only children but their families as well.
I am very personable and truly enjoy supporting and pleasing others. I look forward to getting to know you and your child/children. I can’t wait to give your family an experience better than you have imagined here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool!”
“Little Sunshine is a wonderful place and the staff is amazing. They are professional, yet warm and the transparency is something I was really looking for in a place. I can call to check in at any time, drop in or watch my little one on their live camera. It gives me a sense of comfort to see she is well taken care of when I am not there.” – The White Family
“Before selecting LSP as our daycare provider, we toured almost every other facility in the area, and LSP came out the best in terms of hours, services, classrooms and curriculum. The cost can appear to be high, but what we found is that any other nearby daycares that come in at a lower cost have significantly shorter hours with no uniform teaching philosophy.
Our son loves being dropped off at LSP every day, and immediately gives a huge smile when he sees his teacher. The daily LuvNotes are great, and the webcams in the classroom are especially fantastic to check in on my son when I’m traveling for work.
Overall, I feel extremely fortunate that we had our son right after this facility opened. Don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have LSP for daycare.” – Jordan E.
“Our family is very happy with teachers and daycare. It is a clean and healthy environment for kids. My son loves teachers, as well we do. I would recommend it. The biggest plus is that you can see your baby on camera all the time, so you see that teachers taking care kids in a good way.” – Anna K.
The Dahler’s are the founders and franchisors of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, and the owners of this preschool in Willowbrook, IL. 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.