Little Lupins Preschool

Sowing the Seeds of Community

In 2022, Mammoth Hospital made a momentous decision to help local families and to ensure our team can be here for our patients by opening Little Lupins preschool. Mammoth Hospital is truly leading our community towards a brighter future by working to fill our community’s critical need for childcare,

Recruitment and retention is a strategic priority for Mammoth Hospital, and the availability of a consistent, high-quality preschool is already helping to support this endeavor. The Little Lupins wait list filled up within the first month of the announcement that Mammoth Hospital would be opening a daycare. Employees and physicians have reported that they were considering leaving the area due to the stressors of childcare and housing, but now plan to stay.

Jen Yednock, Mammoth Hospital’s Staff Development Coordinator and mom of four-year-old Little Lupins student Sam, says that she applied to work at Mammoth Hospital largely because of the draw of our childcare program. Little Lupins won a Tier 5 award from First Five California, the highest rating possible, in its first year of operation, and was nominated as New Business of the Year in 2023 by the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

“I have seen my son thrive at Little Lupins,” says Dr. Mary Bissell, pediatrician and mom of four-year-old Willy. “The staff have become family. We all have to stick together in this town.”

Gifts to Little Lupins provide scholarships for low-income students so our high-quality daycare program remains accessible to all hospital families. A gift of $6,000 funds one full time scholarship for a school year.

If you’d like to support Little Lupins, you can donate online here or send a check to:

The Mammoth Hospital Foundation, PO Box 100 PMB 487, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

You may also contact the Foundation staff to discuss your interests by emailing or calling 760-924-4128.