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 child care 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 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.
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.
“Hello, my name is Pam Fegan and I am very excited to be a part of Little Sunshine’s family here in Willowbrook! We strive and believe that children learn best when they are surrounded by encouraging teachers who help promote positive self-image and self-esteem. My teaching philosophy includes the importance of teaching to the “whole child” and building on the individual strengths that children bring to the classroom. I am a positive person who enjoys working with others as well as working with children. I love being able to watch children grow to their fullest potential every day and receive those morning hugs!
It is my passion to be a part of a company where a high quality team works together to provide exceptional childcare. When accepting this wonderful opportunity, I knew that Little Sunshine’s is a place where students come first and their cognitive, social/emotional and physical developments are all areas of focus for the curriculum. It is extremely important to me to portray great leadership by generating enthusiasm in our company’s goals, be a team player, and create a positive work environment.
I look forward to meeting with you and your special family and I cannot wait to show off all the unique qualities Little Sunshine’s Playhouse has to offer!”
“Hello, my name is Genna Pavone. 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 cant wait to give your family an experience better than you have imagined here at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool!”