About Us

Our Mission

We are committed to striving for the highest possible standards in early care and education programs while supporting children, families, students, and Little Amigos professionals. We are motivated to be leaders in early care and education through direct service to families enrolled in our program and serve as a valuable resource for the greater Las Cruces and surrounding community. 

Our Philosophy

Little Amigos Child Development Center is dedicated to creating a community of creative, curious learners. A play-based curriculum focused on time spent in the outdoors, exploration with toys and materials, and imaginative play is inherently centered around the goal of creating the foundation for lifelong learning and an exciting and stimulating childhood for each child.

Our Vision

As a dynamic, professional force dedicated to improving the live of young children, our program is built around the concept that children are born ready to learn. We strive to create a learning environment that is stimulating and encouraging. 


Fatima Gonzalez Ray, Owner-Director of Little Amigos, has her National Administrator Credential (NAC), as well as a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Western New Mexico State University. She has over 17 years of experience working with special needs children in the New Mexico Early Intervention (EIC) program (birth through age 3), as well as working in the Las Cruces Public School as an occupational therapist. 

Sherry Douglass, Director of Little Amigos, has her Child Development Associate (CDA), in addition to 25 years of experience in the childcare setting, working with Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS), in White Sands, NM, California, and Georgia. 

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when you can come tour our facility and meet our staff.
We look forward to meeting you and your children.