About the Owner
Little Dude Ranch is owned by Terrie Ellis, a Palm Beach County resident and long-time advocate for Early Childhood Education. She is a Board member of the Palm Beach County Early Learning Coalition and represents over 500 providers in the County. She is also the Vice-President of the Florida Association of Child Care Managers (FACCM). FACCM is the largest advocacy association for Early Learning in the State of Florida and manages the largest Accrediting Agency in Florida called APPLE.
Terrie is actively involved in the preschool. Many schools and centers are owned by Corporations, Boards, Investors, Land Developers, Religious Organizations, etc. that are not dedicated to the children. Terrie has two daughter's who have both graduated from college and worked in the industry during and after college. Her youngest daughter, who graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle) teaches High School Biology. Her oldest daughter, a Florida State graduate (go 'Noles), is the Director of Operations for the Florida Association for Child Care Management.