Our small and experienced team is dedicated to helping your child let their light shine! We use a blend of creative curriculum, indoor and outdoor programs, and the arts to guide your child's learning journey and prepare them for their entry into the K-12 environment.
Susanne Littrell (Miss Susanne)
Pre-K Lead Teacher 4's & 5's
Miss Susanne is the owner and director of Lighthouse Day School and teaches the 4 and 5-year-old children who will be entering into Kindergarten. Her vision for high-quality early education has been a driving force in creating Lighthouse Day School’s learning environment. Miss Susanne holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and has created her own version of the perfect curriculum for young children. Being born in Germany, she has drawn inspiration from European philosophies such as Maria Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Creative Curriculum which have influenced her teaching style and helped create a program that is based on each child's individual curiosity to learn and explore. She utilizes her musical skills and uses her guitar to engage the children in learning through music. With over 30 years of experience, Miss Susanne has truly used her passion for young children to create a wonderful and warm learning environment that prepares young children for entry into the school system.
Pre-K Lead Teacher 3's & 4's
Miss Lindsay is a native Topekan and has been working with the 3- and 4-year old’s for the past 6 years. She holds an Associates Degree in Business Management and has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She is familiar with philosophies such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Creative Curriculum. Additionally, she is very skilled in using a conscious discipline approach in her classroom and relates well to all the children in our program. Her extensive background in Foster Care and her creative and fun nature make her the perfect teacher for young children.
Pre-K Teacher 3's & 4's
Cynthia graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Occupational Therapy at K.U. She has been practicing for 30+ years, 25 of those years with children! Her true passion is in working with children. She has a playful spirit and an innate ability to develop a healthy rapport with both children and adults from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She learns much from simply being present to the children in the moment of play. She looks forward to creating motor and sensory playtime opportunities in the day of your child to encourage development of the basic milestones needed to learn. She is excited to provide children with unique learning experiences that align with her hobbies of gardening, yoga, and music. She is also very much excited to join the Lighthouse team!