The Carmelite Sisters and staff at Little Flower Educational Child Care provide dedicated and loving service as they strive to help each student reach his or her fullest potential. This dedication affects not only the children who are a part of our learning environment, but also other members of their families.
The testimonials below reflect the experiences of some of the families who have enrolled their children at Little Flower Educational Child Care.
“Little Flower simply radiates love. . . from the sisters to the teachers to the children themselves, you feel love from the moment you step onto the campus. We have chosen Little Flower for our daughter because of the incredible educational and spiritual foundation that is offered – and we are so grateful!”
~ Sara Montrose (Preschool Mom)
“We are very happy we chose to send our grandson to Little Flower for preschool. It is a safe and secure environment for him and has been a good place for him to adjust to the idea of keeping to a schedule and interacting with a group to get him ready for Kindergarten. The teachers give him personal attention and every day we are surprised to see the new things he has learned. The sisters and the office staff at Little Flower are always friendly and happy to see us. We are glad he is learning about God and the Catholic Faith by the words and example of those who live it.”
~ Raymond and Maria Jones, (Pre-Kinder Grandparents)
“One of the greatest gifts that I received from my parents was a Catholic education during my childhood years. I attended Little Flower of Jesus Missionary House, now known as Little Flower Educational Child Care, from 1966 to 1970 (Kindergarten through Second Grade). Although the years were short, the educational skills and faith formation that I developed through the mentoring of the Carmelite Sisters filled me with confidence. My parents immigrated from Mexico and Spanish was the first language spoken at home. I entered Little Flower as a foreign language student – it was a barrier! However, through the love, patience and teachings of the Carmelite Sisters and lay teachers, I grasped the English language. By the end of First Grade I was reading, writing and participating in spelling bee contests – challenging, but joyful experiences and now great memories. I also cherish memories of prayer time, the May crowning of Mother Mary, visits by Santa Claus at Christmas time, sliding down a grassy hill in brown sacks, and most importantly the preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
When our son was born, my husband and I planned on giving him the gift of a Catholic education. He attended Little Flower from 1985 to 1988. It was comforting to drop him off at Little Flower and head on to the office. We knew he was in the best care. One day, while at the office, an earthquake hit. I rushed out of the office to pick up my son, expecting to find a frightened child. Instead, I found a calm boy who explained to me what to do in case of an earthquake. Relief! This is the kind of safe, loving and compassionate care that parents desire for their children.
I am most grateful to our Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles for nourishing us not only scholastically, but spiritually. A gift that makes all the difference in one’s life. May God continue to bless all of our Carmelite Sisters so that they may continue to nourish and teach present and future generations.”
~ Yolie Ramos, alumna and past Little Flower parent