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A Service You Can Trust


Our Story

Lil' Sprouts Daycare was formed in 2004 in response to a need for a quality home daycare to focus on play and the development of social skills. Since then, we have expanded to Lil' Peas & Sprouts Learning Center and over the years we have developed a reputation for providing superior care in a safe, stimulating environment where children between six weeks to school age are encouraged to freely express themselves.

We are conveniently located at 1604 & Braun Rd & 1604 & Culebra Rd with ample play areas for children learn and play. Parents are always welcome to stop by. We encourage you to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions or to schedule a tour

About the Owners:

Alicia Ruby and Daniel Mendoza have been married for 21 years and have two children. They live in the community and their children attended NISD schools.


  • Alicia R. Mendoza holds a Child Development Associate Degree
  • Attended Southwest Junior College
  • Holds a Child Care Director’s License from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • 15 years of experience in early childhood education
  • 4 years of experience as an ALE Aide with SFDRCISD
  • 5 years experience as a substitute (K- 5th grade) with SFDRCISD
  • 5 years experience in ER intake and Primary Care with Christus Santa Rosa & Val Verde Medical Regional Center

Professional Organizations:

  • Member, NACCRRA (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies)
  • Member, CCS (Child Care Services San Antonio)
  • Member, NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Southern Early Childhood Association Member

Owner/Office Administrator:

  • Daniel M. Mendoza holds a Masters of Education degree in School Administration (Principal, EC-12) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Sul Ross State University (Secondary Social Studies Composite, grades 6-12 ) with 24 years of experience in education
  • 10 years as a teacher/coach at Del Rio High School and at Lanier High School
  • 15 years as a high school administrator
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