About Us 2017-10-30T22:26:55+00:00

Busy Bee Preschool and Day Care Center has been serving the children of Ramona since 1981. The creation of Sondra and Harry Butler, Busy is dedicated to fostering  the development of good self-images based on quality values and programs dedicated to children’s activities and education. A 100 year old ranch house sitting on 5 acres of property, Busy Bee 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 Founders

Our School

Catheren Murray Director/ Teacher

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

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

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.

Kathleen Nowakowski Aide

Kathleen Nowakowski 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!!

Elisa Romero Aide

Elisa Romero Aide

I have lived in Ramona all of life.  I graduated in 2012 from Cal State San Marcos with my BA in Psychology.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and taking photos.  I am currently in my 2nd wonderful year here at Busy Bee!

Maria Ramsey Aide

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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