Family Owned and Locally Operated
Alex Little is a second generation child care owner and the President of LTLC. Mr. Little is the proud father of Taylor (age 8) and Connor (age 6), who are Little Tyke graduates and alumni, still attending Little Tyke programs on their breaks from elementary school. Alex co-owns Little Tyke with his brother and partner, Vice President, Keith Davis. Keith and his wife, Karen, have two daughters, Cheyanne and Christy. Both daughters have also played important company roles within Little Tyke. Keith’s two grandchildren also attended the Weatherford location to help carry on the strong family tradition.
Alex and Keith believe in family style, servant minded leadership, passionately believing that every teacher, administrator, and person of any role on their team, are members of the Little Tyke family. They are driven by consistent values such as integrity, investing in their employees, and a passion to be respected by the families they serve. As a company, Little Tyke strives to be considered the best privately-owned child-care corporation in the industry, believing they are more than just family owned, but also locally operated. Alex and Keith both live and work in the communities that they serve and spend dedicated hours each week being present in the schools, forming meaningful, and impactful, relationships with the children, families, and teams at each location.
Little Tyke is a legacy that will forever be cherished. Mr. Gene Little purchased the first Little Tyke 47 years ago, sprouting its roots in 1972. As the decades have passed, and family life has grown and changed, Little Tyke has adapted it’s approaches to operations, modernized it’s buildings, and expanded its curriculums, but has never grown away from it’s core values. Alex and Keith are raising their families alongside yours, just as Gene and Jean did at Little Tyke’s beginnings. As the years continue to pass, life will continue to change. But our commitment to your family will remain the same, just as it has for the last 47 years.
Family Business = Family Values
“It’s been proven that a family-owned business will consistently outperform a non-family business” McPeak, Isabella “Family Business Statistics in the US.” Family Business Advisors (2011): 1-2.
“Family-owned businesses are more stable, have a longer time horizon and tend to have a high level of trust and commitment, both to employees and customers” Segal, Richard M. “Family Firms vs. Their Counterparts” Corp Magazine (2008): 1-4
More importantly, family businesses are finely woven into the fabric of America. For two generations Little Tyke has been delivering honest services to our valued clients. We are driven by consistent values such as integrity, investing in our employees and a passion to be respected by the families we serve. We continually strive to be considered the best privately owned child care corporation in our industry.
Of course, Little Tyke is not just family owned, it’s locally operated; meaning as owner/operators we live and work within the communities we serve and we also have family members who do the same. The phrase “business is business” doesn’t necessarily apply here. Business is also home. We are raising our families here too. Because of this important fact, we believe that living amongst our families gives us an advantage of better understanding our client’s values, expectations and needs.