At Mary’s Little Lambs, we believe that children learn and grow best when they are in a safe and loving environment and when their needs as individuals are understood and met. We provide a loving in-home child care program that features fun, play-based learning and has an expansive collection of activities, toys, books and games. We encourage children to communicate, work together as a group and above all, take care of one another. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with your child and family.
Join the Mary’s Little Lambs community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour the school
Come see what makes Mary’s Little Lambs unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/maryslittlelambs/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Mary’s Little Lambs is located in the Fillmore Center in the heart of Fillmore. It’s such a multicultural location with just minutes away from our local playground which host children from different child cares and families from around the neighborhood. We are located just feet away from grocery stores; healthy food choices are a very important part of Mary’s Little Lambs. A few other places include the library, art studio, gym, garden and much more. Everything needed for a fun and productive day of play and adventure is a very short distance away.
Daytime & Nighttime Care
We provide daytime and nighttime options for enrollment. Please be aware that your child cannot enroll in both for any 24-hour period.
Mary’s Little Lambs behavioral management philosophy involves setting limits and offering guidance and positive reinforcement. Unacceptable behavior is explained based on the child’s age and level of comprehension. If repeated problematic behavior occurs, Mary Jean will contact the parent in an effort to work towards a resolution together.
We often take outings into the community. This includes trips to local playgrounds, businesses, classes, city services (such as fire and police departments) and other children’s attractions.
Mary Jean Ramsey, Director & Head Teacher
Before starting her own family child care, Mary Jean worked as the head teacher at a child care center in North Beach for 28 years. In recognition of her hard work and dedication to the community, children and their families she was given the Champion for Children Award from Mayor Gavin Newsom. She finds satisfaction and happiness helping to better the lives of children; she knows that this calling will always be an important part of her life.
Brandy Bishop, Assistant Teacher
Brandy Bishop has working in child care for 14 years. She recently left her position as Site Coordinator at a center based child care to assist her mother with her home care. Brandy has a major in Business Management and a minor in Child Development as well as extensive knowledge working with children from many different backgrounds.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.