About Us

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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate with an anti-bias curriculum by celebrating the uniqueness of each child’s abilities. We believe families play a vital role in a young child’s education. Through a parent teacher approach we play a primary role in every child’s development and growth.  We will strive to provide a secure, nurturing, educational, welcoming and stimulating environment for each child.

Meet Our Family


Rachel Kirby

My name is Rachael Kirby, Owner of Little Sunshines Learning Center. I grew up in Eagle River and have always wanted to run a childcare facility. I earned my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Nicolet while working at two different childcare centers. I then transferred to UW-Stout where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies where I had the opportunity to work at another center and gain valuable knowledge about educating young children. After graduation I was employed as a Parent and Prenatal Educator at a pregnancy clinic in Platteville, WI and Dubuque, IA. There I taught prenatal education, birthing and breastfeeding, behavioral guidance, baby care, and many other classes to new and expecting parents. Later, I was hired to be Director over the Parent Education Department in both Iowa and Wisconsin. After the birth of our daughter, Sophia, my husband and I decided to move back up north to raise her by family and follow our dreams! Sophia is now seven years old and has four brothers. Amos; four years old, Isaiah; three years old, Jonah; 18 months, and Matthew; 2 months. Tyler and I are so blessed to be able to play a role in the education of your children. In our spare time, we all love to be outdoors: going for walks, four-wheeling, swimming, and traveling.


Dani Froseth

My name is Dani Froseth and I am the Little Sunshines Administrator for both the Minocqua and Three Lakes locations. I have many years of experience in childcare and my degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also working on getting my Administrator credential. I have been with the Little Sunshines family since July of 2020, and I love to get to work closely with the children, families, and staff at both locations! When I’m not at the centers I love to spend time with my family, spend time outside, or tackle a Pinterest project.

Three Lakes / Eagle River Director

Gabby Bukovic

My name is Gabby Bukoivc and I am the Director at the Three Lakes Location. I have been with Little Sunshines since December of 2020. Currently I am working on finishing my Degree in Early Childhood Education and I graduate in the spring of 2023. I love coming to work everyday seeing the smiles of all the kids, families, and staff. My goal is to continue to maintain a safe, fun and challenging learning environment for all my students. In my free time I love to spend time with my husband and two dogs. We go for adventures, work on house projects, and spend time with family. 

Lead 3 yo Teacher and Assistant Director

Ashley Weber

Hello! My Name is Ms. Ashley! I am 26 years old and have been working in childcare for about 7 years. I have a 2yo son (Brycen), a 6yo step-son (Jaxon), and a 4yo step-daughter (Abby). We take occasional road trips/adventures and are outdoors most of the time during the warmer months. We would hibernate through the winter if we could. As of March 31st I have been working at Little Sunshines in Minocqua for a year! I am very excited to continue furthering my education/career here as well as work with and care for the children and families!