Committed to Excellence
in Education

Academics, Creative Arts, Outdoor Play,
Enrichments, And More

Committed to Excellence in Education

Academics, Creative Arts, Outdoor Play, Enrichments, And More

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Buffalo, NY

We Keep Your Child Safe, Healthy, And Happy

All Families Deserve High-Quality Care

A Space Where Your Child Receives Love And Positivity Daily

Parents love a family-owned center where teachers pour their hearts into creating an educational environment. Some of the staff have grandchildren who attend the school because they truly believe in the quality of care.

“My kids are not just cared FOR; they are cared ABOUT.”

~ Nicole Taylor | John, Matthew, and Samantha’s Mom

Healthy Home-Cooked Meals At No Extra Cost

Healthy and hot meals prepared in-house are served, so you have one less thing to worry about, and your child can focus on early learning fun. Meals are nut-free and teachers can always accommodate different diets.

Effective, High-Quality, And Engaging Early Education

Your child’s curriculum is a blend of hands-on activities, pretend play, artistic expression, and storytime, so they get the variety they need to explore basic concepts and layer those concepts for more learning.

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Fun Equipment In Every Classroom, Perfect For Every Stage

From infant climbers that develop growing muscles, to a make-believe restaurant that inspires imagination, to tiles and test tubes that invite hands-on play, the center has age-appropriate, updated equipment your child benefits from daily.

Endless Art Supplies Are A Part Of Tuition

A well-equipped art closet is brimming with the tools your child needs to exercise fine motor skills and have fun doing it. Whether it’s a painterly masterpiece or a play dough creation, the center has it covered, so you have one less thing to worry about.

Daily Enrichments Such As Spanish And Baby Signing

Your child learns Spanish basics, so they can expand their vocabulary and experience the fun of a rolling “r.” Baby signing adds another way to communicate when words can’t cut it, lessening frustration and increasing comprehension skills.

Pre-Writing And Pre-Math Prepares Children For Kindergarten

Teachers develop pre-writing skills, teach your child to grasp a pencil, and gain letter and sound recognition. Pre-math skills develop through sorting and measuring and basic number comprehension, which equips children with what they need to be Kindergarten ready.

Exceptional Children And EIPs Have Unlimited Support

The center provides in-house early interventions, and a dedicated therapy room allows for one-on-one assessments to keep up with your child’s developing needs. Teachers also connect you with extra resources, so you get the support you need to help your child thrive.

Impromptu Party Time For Children To Look Forward To

Expect fun events throughout the year just because! When pleasant weather arrives, one of the things teachers do is set up a bounce house in a spacious outdoor area, where your child has the freedom to slide, flip, and of course, jump up and down.

Feel Confident That Your Child Is Safe And Sound

Features like restricted access entryways and fenced-in yard ensure only those with dedicated access can pass. Security cameras throughout the facilities never quit, giving you peace of mind in knowing your child is safe and secure.

Outdoor Play Promotes Social-Emotional Skills

Your child gets outside every day to run, climb, and jump in the safety of a fenced-in playground. Parachute play and team sports teach cooperation and trust, and free play with friends is excellent practice for social skills they use into adulthood.

Accreditation Guarantees Only Top-Quality Care

A QUALITYStarsNY state-level accreditation means the center delivers on a promise to provide high-quality early education and childcare. That means the center passed rigorous assessments and made the grade on a wide range of benchmarks.

QUALITYStarsNY State-Level Accreditation - Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Buffalo, NY

Literacy Is The First Step Toward Higher Learning

Language and literacy go hand in hand, that’s why classroom items have labels, and your child works on letter recognition, baby signing, and Spanish basics, so they can get a head start on communication skills. And yes, reading is a part of every day!

Flexible Hours To Help Customize Your Schedule

The center opens at 6 am, so parents can stay on time with their hectic schedule, and trust their child is in good hands. Evening hours are available upon request so that the center can accommodate the many parents who don’t work traditional hours.

Enjoy Contactless Check-Ins And Daily Updates With The ProCare App

Daily check-in and check-out for your child are safe and contact-free with our new ProCare© app. You can also exchange messages with your child’s teacher, get updates about your child’s day, and receive sweet pictures of your little one having so much fun!

Yes, We Proudly Support Families Who Qualify For Subsidy

Hear from Parents Like you

Catherine Chojnacki
"Highly recommended"
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My son loves his daycare! He is well cared for and loves all of the staff! The owner and staff are wonderful. All of my interactions are always pleasant when I drop off and pick up. I can tell how much they care about the children. It's much easier leaving my son knowing he's in such good hands. I highly recommended them.
Christina Boyer
"Top notch staff"
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This is one of the best daycares in the area. It is a family run business and they make you feel like you are a part of theirs. All five of my nieces and nephews at some point over the last 10 years have been with Mary and her staff. We even travelled with them when they moved locations. Top notch staff and never once had an issue with staff or an incident. Thankful to call them a friend.
Tiffany Jackson
"My daughter loves them"
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My daughter has being going to Mary’s little lamb from fall of 2017. The staff and owners are great at what they do. My daughter loves them. It’s extremely hard to find good reliable people that would care and treat your kids like their own. I am truly bless to have them as my daughter daycare. I would recommend anyone to go to them.
Nathan Adams
"So very blessed to have found a daycare that is just like family!"
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The only daycare I have ever trusted my children with. We knew the minute we walked in to take a tour that this was where they were meant to be. The staff always goes above and beyond to care for the kids and I also know they are very safe there! So many activities to keep them actively learning. When my daughter went for her kindergarten screening the school was very impressed with what she had learned at Mary’s Little Lambs. So very blessed to have found a daycare that is just like family!
Gena Sciolino
"They love my children almost as much as I do"
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Both of my children have been enrolled in Mary’s Little Lambs daycare. My girls loved to go every single day. They are the best people I know and I never had to think twice about leaving my girls with them. They love my children almost as much as I do and I am thrilled that they are the extension of my parenting beliefs when I could not be there.
Mary Beth White
"Very foster and adoption friendly."
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My kids were there for years and loved it. They were very supportive and had a great keep trying attitude with special needs little ones. Very foster and adoption friendly.
Sherrie Bowerman
"I would recommend her 100 times over"
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Sending my son to Mary's when I went back to work was the best decision I made as a new parent. My day was filled with working, cooking, cleaning, food shopping. Her day was spent teaching, loving and nurturing my child. Everything he learned before kindergarten was because of her dedication. I would recommend her 100 times over.
Brooke Smith
"My children were loved and taken care"
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Both of my children attended until we moved and they were loved and taken care of by the staff like they were their own.
Amber Boyer
"They always kept their daycare very nice and clean"
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Ok so these are great people and family owned.. I have been with Mary's lil lambs since they were located in Tonawanda 2008. They take great care of all my kids the helped raise them in a sense.... My kids enjoy this day care very much and can't wait every morning to come back. They always kept their daycare very nice and clean decorative and make sure each kid is well-maintained … I wouldn't choose any other day care......
Michele Larson
"Warm loving staff, family oriented loved all the activities"
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My daughter had went to MLL for 3 years, since she was 2 years old. I was so pleased with the caregivers and warm atmosphere. My daughter was always so happy when I picked her up at the end of the day. Never had to think twice about the care she was receiving. Warm loving staff, family oriented loved all the activities they not only had for the kids but the parents too would recommend any one to go here.
Susan Gregory
"One of the best daycares in town"
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One of the best daycares in town. The things they teach the children and wonderful lunches they provide are outstanding. The teacher ‘s are very dedicated. I would recommend them to any parents thinking of putting their children into daycare or pre school.
Sherry Nickens
"My daughter absolutely loved the staff"
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Only thing I can say bad about this center is that they don't offer kindergarten to 12th grade. My daughter absolutely loved the staff and was so upset when she moved up to elementary school. She was the youngest (4)in her class and was well ahead of all the 5 and 6 year olds in kindergarten that her teacher had to find her more difficult lessons. The owners work with you ,not against you, and are very much family oriented.
F&S Norr
"Thank you for earning my trust"
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I toiled while interviewing individuals and two other day care centers before meeting Mary at Mary's Little Lambs. My daughter was fascinated by her and I knew immediately that I felt comfortable with her. Mary and her staff were creative in their daily teachings and my daughter was learning songs and bringing home projects at 2 and 3 years old. Thank you for earning my trust and taking such good care of my little girl.
Lisa Marlin
"They have always provided great care"
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Both of my children have attended Mary's Little Lamb Daycare. They have always provided great care and the kids really enjoyed their time there. I recommend this daycare and the extended hours are great for shift workers!
Margherita Fanti
" I am proud to say that my son is now premed"
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I sent my son to Mary's daycare years ago, and was always amazed at the new things he'd come home knowing. As a divorced working mom it was hard to get in all the study time. Mary was there to pick up my slack and I am proud to say that my son is now premed and applying to medical school. Thank you Mary we could not have done it without you!
Aaron Fanti
"Great family run daycare"
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Great family run daycare that truly cares about your child’s safety as well as educating your kids! Mary tought me how to read and write before I even entered pre school. From the trips to the park to making arts and crafts, I loved my time at Mary’s Little Lambs.
Zoey Zuckerman
"Would 100% recommend"
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I used to go there when I was young, The staff were amazing and took care of all of the kids. Has many fun and intresting events. Very safe and the Adults working there are again wonderful. Old building or new they do the same . Would 100% recommend if your new or scared to put your child in a daycare 😘😊
Melissa Schlueter
"Wouldn’t trust anyone else to watch my daughter"
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My daughter has been with this day care since she was 1 1/2 years old. And at 10 still attends and loves everyone. Staff is friendly and attentive. Wouldn’t trust anyone else to watch my daughter. My daughter has been treated like a family member and has learned so much through the years. I recommend Mary’s little lambs to my friends and family looking for a reliable daycare.
Pamela Macakanja
"Our daughter is always excited to go to school"
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We have had a child attending Mary's Little Lambs for the past 6 years, we were introduced to this facility when they were in Tonawanda and drove from Orchard Park every day for the peace of mind and care our son received. Our daughter is now at Mary's Little Lambs 3-4 days a week and we are extremely pleased. The facility is always clean and the staff is very friendly and involved. Our daughter is always excited to go to school and has learned a lot, we always know she is well taken care of and loved.
Cierra Kress
" I have long life friends and family"
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I went here as a little kid!! Its an amazing daycare and not only was it a great experience as a child but i feel as thought i have long life friends and family with these people 💓

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