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Sunshine Playhouse Development Center Inc

105 Spring Street
Lodi, WI 53555

(608) 592-4600

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Welcome to Sunshine Playhouse Childcare Centers. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know about our programs.
Sunshine Playhouse Development Center (SPDC) was established in 1980 in Lodi WI. Sunshine Playhouse Child Care Centers, LLC, (SPCC) located in Lake Delton was opened in 2001, and our newest location, Baraboo in 2005. Our purpose at Sunshine is to provide programs that will help children grow and develop at their own pace and to their full potential. We provide excellent care for your child during the time he/she is away from home.
The teachers at Sunshine are warm and caring individuals. The children will learn how to positively interact with, and respect, each other and themselves. Although the children are part of a group, individual love and attention are stressed to achieve our goals. Organized group activities supervised free play, indoor and outdoor activities, field trips, naptime, meals and snacks, and music and games are all part of our program.
Our programs offer each child the opportunity to develop self-expression, communication skills, social interaction, creative expression, large and small motor development, and intellectual growth, and a positive self-image.

A Typical Day

6:00-9:00am: Arrival/self-directed activities in
Learning centers
9:00-9:15am: Morning snack
9:30-10:15am: Teacher-initiated activities such
as: circle time, art, and small group
10:15-10:45am: Outdoor play/activity center
10:45-11:00am: Wash hands/clean up for lunch
11:00am: Lunch
12:00-2:15pm: Nap (children gradually wake up
on their own and have quiet play)
2:30pm: Afternoon snack
3:00-4:30pm Outdoor play/activity center
4:30pm-closing: Self-directed activities in
learning centers and/or circle


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation