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   Little Dude Ranch Academy 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 School. She wanted to make sure the school was different from the many schools and centers that are owned by corporations, boards, investors, land developers, religious organizations, etc. Terrie has two daughter's who have both worked in the industry during and after college. Her youngest daughter, who graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle), teaches anatomy and physiology at Jupiter High School,  and is the Program Director for the Jupiter Medical Center Academy. Her oldest daughter, a Florida State graduate (go 'Noles), is the Director of Operations for the Florida Association for Child Care Management.

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