Our daily activities include:
Circle Time ………. Calendar Learning, Vocabulary, Phonetics, Memory, Literature, Arithmetic, Puppets, Beginning Reading
Snack Time ………. 3 Nutritional Foods, Grains, Protein, Fruit and Drink Are Provided
Sharing ………. Children Share an Item They Have Brought to Reinforce Our Letter of the Week. It Is a Time for the Children to Feel Comfortable Speaking in Front of a Group.
Outside Time ………. The Children Have Many Times to Engage Them on Our Very Large Playground Area and Get Plenty of Exercise Providing Large and Small Muscle Development While Also Using Their Imaginations.
Project & Table Time ………. Includes Alphabet and Number Books, Arts & Crafts, Gluing, Cutting, Beginning Reading Activities. Hand-eye Coordination, Etc.
Story Time ………. Includes Books, Poems, Rhymes, Puppets, Etc.
Music Time ………. Includes Movement, Instruments, Singing, Memorizing Lyrics, Dance, Etc
Interest Center ………. Includes Flannel Board, Computer, Chalkboard, Magnet Board, Reading Center, Manipulative Floor Games, Blocks, Puzzles, Table Games, Etc.

Program Hours & Operation

Program Hours & Operation

Busy Bee Preschool & Day Care Center welcomes children ages 2 to 7 years. Our goal is to meet your individual family’s childcare and tutelage need by providing a quality atmosphere conducive to your child’s physical, mental and emotional development.

Ages 2 through 7 Years
Preschool Plus Extended Day
· 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Preschool Program
· 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Summer School Program
· 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Full Day Program Open Year Round

Parents Corner

Parents Corner

Parenting is the world’s most important job and it can often be one of the world’s hardest jobs, as well. Many of today’s parents feel very lucky to be living in the “internet” era when you can go online and find virtually everything you might need to help you in your parenting decisions. And yet, that whole process can also seem pretty overwhelming! For example, if you do a Google search for the term “parenting” on any given day you are likely to find in excess of 144 million references sending you in 144 million directions. Which websites have what you are looking for? Where are you most likely to get information that is truly helpful?
Busy Bee has dedicated this page of our website to helping you narrow that 144 million down to a manageable number of websites that we think are useful, reliable, and in some cases, just truly entertaining. We will be changing our recommendations regularly and we welcome your contributions.
Please email us in the Contact Form below, and we will be happy to post your recommendations. Thanks for sharing!

· Looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids? How about visiting a Museum!
· Create lasting Summer memories by packing a delicious picnic and heading Outdoors!
· Personal Stories to help children get ready for School!


After 39 years of service to Ramona, Busy Bee has decided to close our facility, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. At this time, we do not intend to re-open.

We are so proud of the program we have provided over the years and the lives we have touched. Sadly, at this time, we feel we can not provide the same environment.

We would like to thank our Busy Bee families, our wonderful staff throughout the years and the community, for their everlasting love and for trusting us with the development of their children. We wish them all the successes throughout their lives.
- Grama Bee & Miss Catheren

Busy Bee Preschool and Day Care Center has been serving the children of Ramona, CA since 1981. The creation of Sondra and Harry Butler, Busy Bee is dedicated to fostering the development of good self-images based on quality values and programs dedicated to children’s activities and education. Busy Bee is a 100 year old ranch house sitting on 5 acres of property, and provides lots of room for children to play and learn in a safe, secure and loving environment, where all of our teachers and aides are CPR and first aide certified. Our Program centers around Kindergarten Readiness, Math, Phonetics, Pre-Writing, Beginning Reading Program, Arts & Crafts, Literature and Language, Motor Development, Science, Music, Social Skills, and Creative Play.

License # 372002528

Our Staff

Catheren Murray - Director/Teacher
I moved to Ramona in 1966, before there were even stop lights. I graduated from RHS. I am the mother of 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren, all who attended Busy Bee. I started working at Busy Bee in 1981. I have taught all ages and have seen over 1800 children come and go through our doors. Busy Bee was my home while growing up and I’m still here. I LOVE what I do!!

Tammy Ronk - Teacher
I have worked at Busy Bee for 25 years. My son and daughter (both grown) attended Busy Bee, as well as my granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, painting, sewing, crafting, the desert, reading, and gardening.

Angie Apodaca - Teacher
I have lived in Ramona for over 20 years. I have taught preschool for 16 years. I’m going on my 12th year teaching at Busy Bee. My 3 children all had the privilege of coming to Busy Bee.

Maria Ramsey - Aide
I have lived in Ramona for 26 years. Thankfully all 3 of my children attended Busy Bee. I was a substitute for many years, until last year when I was welcomed on as a member of the staff. I feel that I get to work at the happiest place on earth!!

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Opening hours
  • SundayClosed for Business
  • MondayClosed for Business
  • TuesdayClosed for Business
  • WednesdayClosed for Business
  • ThursdayClosed for Business

Busy Bee Preschool & Daycare
1137 Keyes Road
Ramona, CA

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