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Little Ranchers is a Gold Seal Accredited ministry of Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church. We provide a Christian environment for children 2 years of age through VPK.

  • Our program is Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm (1pm is available for an additional $10 a day). 
  • Ages Two-Three year old classes have the choice of 2 days (T&TH), 3 days is MWF or all 5 days.
  • VPK is M-F
  • We follow the Manatee County School District calendar (with a few exceptions). 

We are dedicated to the mental, physical, social and spiritual development of all children entrusted in our daily care. We recognize that each child is a unique gift from God and we pledge to always show God’s Love by our kind words and example.

Little Ranchers is governed by FCCPSA and follow DCF standards


It is our goal at Little Ranchers to provide each child with a happy, healthy, safe, and stimulating Christian environment. We endeavor to meet each child’s individual, cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and creative needs by providing them with many ways to learn. As they explore these various paths: dramatic play, music & movement, science, literature, Bible teaching, language skills, creative arts, they begin to acquire new knowledge. Children start to develop a positive self-concept, a sense of independence, and begin to attain the ability to express, understand, and control their feelings. In turn, they will learn to get along with others, as well as learn feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children and adults. We have a phenomenal team who love every child that walks through our doors, and it is our sincere desire to teach, train and lead every one of them.


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