Emphasis on sensory
based play growth

Along with our amazing teachers and staff, we have a dedicated professional administration team here to assist you and your child in anyway possible.

Holly Cramer

Holly Cramer

Holly has a Bachelors in Education and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership through Regent University. She has always loved children and began caring for them in her teenage years. She has worked as a substitute for the Gloucester County public schools, led children's ministries at LightHouse church, taught first and second grade for 4 years in a private school setting, and taught preschool to four year olds. For the past 17+ years Holly has served Little Lights, where her passion for loving and nurturing children, as well as serving families, is paramount. She has led in the capacity of Director and Administrator and now serves as the CEO. She is married to Ken Cramer, pastor of LightHouse church, and has 3 terrific grown children and 3 precious grandchildren.


Ashlee Whitmarsh

Ashlee Whitmarsh
Center Administrator

Ashlee has been with Little Lights for 4 years as a toddler teacher, toddler department supervisor, office manager, and currently the Center Administrator. She is passionate about the children she serves and strives to make Little Lights an environment where they feel loved, nurtured, and empowered to grow and develop to their fullest. Ashlee loves to build relationships with the parents and caregivers of the children who attend because she desires to support the whole family. Her precious daughter, Lona, is the light of her life. They enjoy going to Water Country, being outdoors, and watching movies at home. 


Yvette Shields

Yvette Shields
Human Resource Director

Yvette has completed over 120 hours of formal education in specific child care competency areas and 480 hours of experience working with children towards her Certified Development Associate (CDA) through a CDA Gold standard certification online program. She also studied Early Childhood Education at the University of the District of Columbia and Lansing Community College in Michigan. Her love for children began at an early age and she has been working with children in some capacity for over 15 years. In 2016, she and her husband moved to the Northern Neck. She has worked as a substitute teacher in Lancaster County public schools, co-led children’s ministry at Cornerstone Fellowship church, and was a former owner of Loving Alternative Daycare. Yvette has been with Little Lights 3 years in June 2022 as a school age teacher, leader of “Little Lights Core Values” team and now serves as Human Resources. She and her husband have two wonderful children.


  • February 21: Closed for Teacher Workday
  • February 28- March 4: Dr. Seuss Week
  • March 14: Pi Day
  • March 17: Green Day parties
  • April 15: Resurrection Day parties
  • April 22: Prek4 Cap and Gown pictures
  • May 13: Viewing of cap and gown pictures
  • May 30: Memorial Day- Closed
  • June 5: PreK4 Graduation ceremony
  • June 20: School-age Summer Camp begins
  • July 4: Independence Day- Closed
  • September 1 and 2: Closed for Teacher Workdays
  • September 2: Open House
  • September 5: Labor Day- Closed
  • September 6: First Day of the new school year
  • November 24 and 25: Thanksgiving Holiday- Closed
  • December 26: Christmas Holiday observed- Closed
  • January 1: New Year's Day observed- Closed

What Our Parents Say

5 Star Google and Facebook Reviews

5 stars
  • "Little Lights Day Care Center is a fantastic option for child care. My son has been going to Little Lights for 3 years now and he looks forward to school each and everyday."

    -Brian L, Gloucester VA

  • "My grandchildren both love Little Lights! They are super excited to go to "school" everyday and I was AMAZED at how well my granddaughter did on her testing when she went to Kindergarten this past September. They did a great job getting her ready for big kid school."

    - Rebekah Garcia

  • "Love this place it is the best daycare in the area. Best move we ever made, staff is super friendly and there is always something going on with the community here."

    - James Alston