A Little Bit About Myself

Maria Thompson

I have always been a fan of little people, ever since I was one myself. I was the neighborhood babysitter, the aunt that cared for and hung out with the kids, the best friend that was there during labor. After having my own children, (who are now teenagers) taking child development classes, and working with children on a daily basis in a nursery school setting, I came to realize that caring for children and helping them grow through all the developmental stages was definitely what I wanted to do. I’ve been a licensed childcare provider since 2009. Here at Extended Family Child Care, I consider all my families and my staff to be a part of my Extended Family, hence the business name. I create a safe, warm, fun, loving Home Away From Home environment for your children to grow, play, and learn. We would love to have your family join ours.


Warm Home Environment

Full Time / Part Time

Evening & Weekend Drop-Ins

Baby Sitting Services

 Infant / Preschool / After School

Quaility Child Care

CPR/First Aid Certified, Low 1-4 Adult to Child Ratio

Arts & Crafts, Music, Circle Time, Outdoor Play

Children learn & grow through play.

Call to schedule a visit, 626-483-8028.


Home Away From Home


It is important that children feel they are a welcome part of not only their own family unit, but also of their "extended families" (i.e. friends, school, daycare, church, etc.) Today, a child's family may take on many forms, all of which are of equal importance to the child.
I believe that family childcare is a very important extension of you and your child's family. As your child becomes involved in the daily routines they will see the connections between home and family childcare in a friendly and supporting way. A flexible daily program will respond to the needs and interests of the children, individually, and in group settings.
By encouraging children to learn and develop at their own level they will gain the confidence of self-importance. Give them guidance and understanding and they will have the opportunity to explore their world in a safe and controlled environment.

Miss Maria


Reviews and Testimonials


"Maria is a warm, wonderful, experienced daycare provider. We felt very fortunate to find her, and always felt comfortable and confident leaving our daughter in her care. Maria was incredibly helpful in guiding and supporting us through our daughter's potty training, and other challenges of toddlerhood. Her care was instumental in helping set up our daughter for a happy successful start of preschool. We have recommeded her to many friends!"

Anne Ewing

"I cannot say enough good things about this child care center. The owner, Maria is wonderful. She is loving, patient and she really cares about the children, it has been a second family for me. I am thankful for having found this place, my son loved being there and learned so much from all the teachers!

Silvia Giuliodori

I was a nervous wreck about leaving my precious child with a stranger for the first time, as every first time mom is. But Maria made me feel comfortable and confident in her abilities immediately: she was licensed, she had experience in child development, she had an emergency plan, and she truly loved her littles as if they were her own. Nearly three years later, I cannot imagine life without Maria. My son has a huge vocabulary, he is super social, and he has met all of his milestones early. He and we have made lifetime friends with the other families in Maria's care. I cannot recommend Maria and Extended Family more!

Our second child was a late bloomer…but three days after being at Extended Family, he blossomed like a flower! He started crawling, then standing and verbalizing. Our only regret is not sending him there sooner! We highly recommend Extended Family.

Tam Khuu & Chris Hall

"Miss Maria,
The cat in the hat went to the park and picked some bark... Miss Maria I Love You, you are special... I always knew, by the way I got here in a cool vessel."

Brady - Age 4

"Miss Maria's Daycare is the best!"

Emily - Age 4

Extended Family Child Care


Sierra Madre, CA United States

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