Welcome to Preschool


I am Monica Ferrance, the director of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Little Lambs Preschool. Little Lambs has been in operation for twenty years and due to the tireless efforts of our former directors, we now run one of the largest preschools in the Diocese of Phoenix. In the last five years, the number of families have doubled. We attribute this to our Faith Formation, family-like atmosphere, and outstanding kindergarten preparation.

OLMC Preschool is a Christ-filled environment built to develop the whole person of the child. We are blessed to have Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at our preschool to support the beginning of their lifelong relationship with Jesus. In addition, we follow the Baltimore Catechism and the children learn the Rosary prayers, bible stories, and about the saints. The best part of the week is on Monday when the children visit our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

I have been a preschool teacher for over ten years and I am amazed by the wonderful women who work at Little Lambs. The staff is a well-trained, compassionate and committed group who enjoy working with each other. We truly are an extended family environment designed to help your little one transition to kindergarten. Do not let the amount of families enrolled alarm you, we are a close knit community with many returning families and where every child and family is welcome.

Kindergarten is a big step in a young child’s life. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Preschool breaks it down into smaller steps to help make the transition easier. Your child will learn letter recognition and sounds and math recognition and concepts. The children will also develop social skills to play with other students, follow instructions from teachers, and possess a love of learning. Little Lambs is a play based learning environment designed to make school fun. Our kindergarten teachers have often remarked how the preschool has prepared their current students to feel comfortable and thrive in their kindergarten classes.

In closing, I hope you find our preschool to be part of your extended family. I have experienced varying degrees of preschool with my own three children and I can speak from experience that OLMC Preschool prepares children to be comfortable and succeed in kindergarten. I invite you to come meet our wonderful staff and experience how Our Lady of Mount Carmel Preschool is the right choice for your family.

God love you,
Monica Ferrance