Who we are

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

***Depending on proper staffing we offer a class for toddlers who are 18 mos. by August as well as Kindergarten. This is not a guarentee each year.

  • Our program is Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Two and Three's classes have the choice of 2 days (T&TH), 3 days is MWF or all 5 days.
  • VPK is M-F
  • We offer aftercare from 12-1 for $15 per day and 12-2 for $25 per day. **This is not a napping time. If your child still naps they will not be able to stay until 2.
  • We follow the Manatee County School District calendar (with a few exceptions). 

We are dedicated to the spiritual, physical,  social and emotional 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

Registration Information

New waiting list is now live

Our classes are set up by birthdates. Look for your child's age group according to how old they will be by Sept. 1. This is the age cut off for each age group.


PLEASE NOTE*** If you fill out a form for the wrong age group, you will miss your chance to get into the appropriate class.



We open registration to our current families in January. Mid-February we will start contacting families on the waiting list. If we are able to offer you a spot, we'll schedule a tour for you and get you registered. Registration is on a first come first serve. 

Each age group has its own page where you can find information about those classes and a link to register for the waitlist.