Little Ranch School

Welcome to Our School

Little Ranch Preschool is a Nationally Accredited Early Learning Center and participates in Quality First, Arizona’s Quality Improvement and Rating. We offer an exceptionally high standard of child care in Arizona and education for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years.  In addition to full-day programs for children six weeks through five years old, we also offer a school-age before and after-school program including bus transportation to Keeling, Holloway, Nash and Prince Elementary Schools.  We offer a wonderful and friendly child care center with professional teachers who facilitate the optimal growth and development of the whole child. We embrace every child’s unique talents and dreams, believing that each child has unlimited potential to learn about and contribute to our community, our environment and our world. Each child’s potential will be nurtured to build a strong foundation for their future, creating, independent, creative, responsible and self-directed individuals who can work well with others and make wise decisions. We also provide bus runs to and from our school. You can see the list of schools we service here.

What People Say About Us

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Chelsea Wells
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My daughter has been going to little ranch for over two years now and we absolutely LOVE it! The curriculum is so great and she is learning so much. Her teachers love her and take such good care of her which is so important to give me peace of mind during my busy work day. I truly hope to keep her there for years to come!
*Liz D*
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I love Little Ranch. I take my 9yo my 7yo and my 4 month old baby. All the teachers there are very friendly and helpful. The classrooms always seem to be full of color and activities for the children to do. And my kids LOVE it there. After reading some of these reviews i am sad to say, some of them never even gave them a chance and just wrote the bad review, I 10/10 would definitely recommend!! If you are looking for childcare head their way and talk to Mya or Maria they will definitely help you out!
Nadia Andreeva
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Our family was new to Tucson, so an acquaintance recommended Little Ranch for my, then, three-year-old. My son has been attending Little Ranch for almost four months now, and we definitely plan to stay. Ms. Jeanette's classroom is warm, kind, creative, but does not lack discipline. Everyone has their responsibilities. The administrative staff is always involved, always helps out in the classrooms, and comes up with fun creative ideas for the parents to be involved. The Children's Christmas Concert and Day with Santa are coming up, and I am really looking forward to it. Also, being a busy full-time student, I find it amazing that I can watch my son at any point in the day through the "Watch Me Grow" video system that Little Ranch offers to all parents. Thank you, Little Ranch!!
Kristin Hayter
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My daughter has been going to this school since she was 2, she's almost 4 now. When she first started she didnt say too many words and within a few months she was saying more and more words daily. Since she has been here with the staff and teachers she has blossomed into an amazing child and her little personality shines through every day with her friends and teachers. Thank you staff for teaching my daughter and showing her love and compassion daily. We LOVE you all!!!
Karla Lizarraga
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My kids go to little ranch daycare and they’ve never loved a school more than this daycare. The teachers are so loving and caring! You’ll never regret bringing your kids to LIttle Ranch Preschool.
Brandy Rosales
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Cute school, attentive staff, clean facilities, several play areas/classrooms for different age groups. If you are a new parent or your child is new to daycare this school is a great choice! This school offers a great app that is free to use for your phone. It allows you to check in on your little one throughout the day using the live stream video linked to thier classroom. The school provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in between. Hours of operation and pricing are reasonable. Office staff are helpful and always friendly. I would reccomend Little Ranch to any one looking for a safe, well-run, and fun day school for your kids. - A little Ranch parent
Jennifer Castro
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I love little ranch daycare si ce the first day my children started going there the teachers are great with my kids they have taught my baby so many new activities and the after school teachers aleays know how to make kids smile and they do activities and special events for the hoildays with my children . i would recommend little ranch to everyone give them a chance they are great teachers and director is a great person.
Nadya Lizarraga
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Great school with amazing staff and teachers. The directors are very nice and professional! 100% trust this school to educate and keep my children safe!
Erika Navarro
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My children have been going there for 3 years. Teachers are experienced and friendly. I feel comfortable leaving my babies at little ranch because I can check in on them any time and from any where.
Nadya Lizarraga
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Best school/daycare ever! If you are looking for a daycare from small miracles go to Little Ranch! You’ll never regret it! I’ve been taking my kids for 4 years now!
Renay M
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Great daycare good teacher workers happy kids Mya is great Fabian and Anmarah all the teachers
Justin E Skoda
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We have been through the trenches of daycare. This establishment is a God send! Our children are treated with so much respect and kindness. They even look forward to coming every day!
Flavio Flores
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This is an amazing preschool.Im so glad we found Little Ranch Preschool. My son is 2 has been attending for about two years and he loves it. He has learned so much.
Ashley Nicole
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My youngest has been going to little ranch since he was about 6 weeks old in the time he has been there they have become like his family, at little ranch the kids are so loved by their teachers I Recommend 100%
Ashley Nicole
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My youngest has been going to little ranch since he was about 6 weeks old in the time he has been there they have become like his family, at little ranch the kids are so loved by their teachers I Recommend 100%
Allison Weiss
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I’m so lucky to have found Little Ranch! My kids actually enjoy going there and the teachers love them as if they were their own.
Ashley Massingill-Riemath
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I love this center, the staff is outstanding! Wouldn’t have my kids at any other center! Keep it up little ranch!
Sean Robert Glaser
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This is an amazing daycare. The director and staff are very friendly and go above and beyond.
Kristian Barrow
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I love this daycare I'm so grateful and thankful for them ❤️💗 I appreciate them …
Leia Dickinson
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My sons been attending since he was 1. He has learned well there.
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Gina Villareal

Center Director

Meet Our Director

Hello, my name is Gina Villarreal, and I am the Director of Little Ranch Preschool. For the last 19 years, I have dedicated my life to teaching and serving the children and families in our community and I intend to continue until I retire. I am proud to say I have an AAS for Early Childhood Education. During the past 5 years, I worked with teachers and administrators across southern Pima county to improve the quality of their programs, and now I am excited to expand into this leadership role of Director. I couldn’t be successful without the amazing staff we have at Little Ranch. It is my mission to provide a safe, healthy and loving environment for children to learn and grow, and to support the teachers to be successful. Thank you for entrusting us with your children! 

“Empowering young minds, embracing limitless possibilities.”

All Meals Are Provided

We are proud to be part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times throughout the day and meals are included in tuition to make sure every child has access to them. We believe that providing nutritious meals helps children have more energy for learning and gives them the fuel they need to succeed in life.

Programs

We want children as early as possible to appreciate the importance of reaching out beyond themselves and into the community. Small Miracles schools offer a range of programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years.

Infant Program

At Small Miracles, we know that a baby's growth and development depends on individualized care and experiences. That is why we make it our focus to meet the needs of each infant. To do so, we provide our staff of caregiver educators with the tools they need to develop strong connections and trust with each baby they interact with. This trust allows the little ones to feel secure and confident enough to take part in play as well as early childhood learning activities. We are committed to providing this supportive environment, ensuring that your baby gets the best start possible.

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Toddler Program

We understand that the transition to toddlerhood can be a tumultuous one. Every child is unique and has their own needs and wants that must be respected during this challenging time. With our experienced teachers, we strive to craft an environment where children can explore, learn, and make progress with self-reliance. As with all of our classrooms, we attempt to control the environment, not the little people in it. When our teachers fill the classroom with wonder and awe, children focus on reading, dancing, singing, painting, playing and so much more!

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Preschool Program

This is another step on the journey of life. While want to prepare children to be successful in school, we know they will be if we take great advantage of the time we have together. Instead of pushing developmentally inappropriate lessons and activities on our children, our teachers work to plan for each child’s needs - whether they are learning to hold a pencil, write their name, learn conflict resolution skills and so much more. We know that children who experience child centered environments perform better in elementary school and in life. This confidence pushed us to offer the very best.

Before & After-School Program

A great way to keep your kids active and learning outside of school hours. Parents can take advantage of our before & after-school program and give their kids an engaging experience outside of the classroom. From exploring the creative arts, to playing spirited sports, to getting that much-needed homework help, there's something for everyone. Plus, we provide the convenience of transportation to and from schools, so parents don't have to worry about a hectic schedule. Transportation is provided to and from local schools and our classrooms are open all day on school holidays.

We Offer Quality First Scholarships

All Small Miracles locations participate in First Things First’s signature program, Quality First. Quality First works with child care and preschool providers across Arizona to improve the quality of their early learning settings for children from birth to age 5. We also offer Quality First Scholarships that cover most or all of the cost of child care for children 0 – 5. Please contact a location near you to find out about scholarship availability.

We are committed to quality improvement and going beyond regulatory requirements to help the infants, toddlers and preschoolers be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our strong belief is that continuous quality improvement not only benefits our children but out teachers and community equally. For more information, visit QualityFirstAZ.com.

How to Enroll

At Small Miracles, we understand that finding quality child care can be a difficult task. That’s why we’ve made it easy to get started at one of our locations. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to providing your child with the care they need and deserve.

Schedule a Tour – or just drop in!
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The process of registering your child is easy and straightforward. First, schedule a tour of one of our facilities by clicking the button below, or just drop in. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and show you around.
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Step 2: Complete & Submit Registration Forms
Once you've decided that Small Miracles Education is the right fit for your family, the next step is to fill out a registration form. This can be done online or in person at our office. After we receive your registration form, we will follow up with you to confirm enrollment and provide you with all the information you need to get started.
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Step 3: Look forward to your child’s first day of school!
Registering your child for school is an exciting milestone! Once you're registered, your child will have access to our innovative curriculum, experienced teachers, and state-of-the-art facilities. And you can look forward to your child’s first day of school!
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Keeping Families Connected

At Small Miracles Preschools, we understand how important it is for our families to stay connected with us and their child’s development. That’s why we’ve made sure that WatchMeGrow® helps bridge the gap between home and school. Our exclusive family app gives parents peace of mind, allowing them to keep an eye on their precious ones with live streaming video of the classroom and much more. Keep up-to-date with your child’s progress throughout the day with WatchMeGrow®!

Proud to be Nationally Accredited!

Of the 2,000+ early childhood centers in Arizona only 10% are nationally accredited. Most Small Miracles schools are nationally accredited.

Being accredited is a rigorous process that includes the evaluation of your schools overall educational program and its adherence to the best early learning practices. In the United States only 5% of all early learning centers are accredited.

Care & Security for Your Child

We welcome you to experience our top rated childcare facilities in person. Visit us to learn more about our quality preschool programs to see if Small Miracles is the best fit for your family.

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Please fill out the form below and a team member will contact you to coordinate and confirm your tour.