About the Provider


  • License #: 343618474
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Over 25 years of experience as master teacher, supervisor and director

A Message from Miss Mary

Dear parents,

Ever since I was young I knew that I would work with children; there is something so special about seeing a happy, healthy child grow up. As a mother of two wonderful children, I am so happy to have my own family day care.

In the 25 years involved in the childcare field, I worked in a variety of different locations — both in Europe and in the United States — and came across children of all types of backgrounds. Working with such diverse children helped me understand their different needs and develop a profound appreciation for diversity. Each child is unique and develops at his or her own rate; this is recognized at our childcare center.

In Europe, I was the Director of a kindergarten, and in the United States I held Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Head Teacher positions and eventually became a Center Director. My determination and motivation compelled me to educate children at the superior level of quality by allowing them to grow academically in a stimulating and safe environment — these are invaluable skills that I carried on when I became a family childcare provider.

My husband has been the best father to our two children, and he is great role model for childrens’ experience away from mom and dad. He absolutely adores children and enjoys creating a fun and  safe atmosphere for them to explore and interact. Safety and supervision are never overlooked. My husband has also had experience working as a chef for a childcare facility. Providing the best, healthy and nutritious food is his expertise!

My grown daughter is my occasional helper. She has a master’s degree in business management so she sometimes provides me with her expertise on what’s working well or what needs to be improved.

We founded Little Sunrise family childcare to make a positive contribution to the community. By combining our range of experiences and offering the best early start for children, we look forward to providing your child a home away from home!

Warm regards,