Little Scholars Learning Center LLC, was officially founded in 2019 in Conrad, IA. Formerly Home Sweet Home Daycare, the founders are no stranger to caring for children.

Lisa Hines, founder of Little Scholars Learning Center, has been caring for preschool and elementary aged children for over 30 years. Beginning just south of Washington D.C., she has directed In-Home Day Cares, Private School Classrooms, After School Programs, and even a YMCA. She has educated children in Virginia, Georgia, and for the last 12 years, Conrad, IA.

Little Scholars is the only licensed and regulated facility in Conrad with a capacity of 76 kids from infancy up to late elementary. All of our teachers are certified, extensively trained, and federally background checked, ensuring that your children are in a safe and engaging educational environment.

We are big on fun! Our curriculum is jam packed with educational adventures aimed at growing our scholars cognitively, and constantly preparing them for the future. We strive every day to cultivate future leaders within our scholars through character development and empowering them with confidence and inspiration.

little scholars.jpg

Give us a call:


In The


Little Scholars Learning Center opens in Conrad

CONRAD — The needs of a community and one family’s problem was solved when a third party stepped forth and paved the way for Little Scholars Learning Center to open in Conrad on April 1.

April 1, 2019

A new day for daycare: Hines set to open Little Scholars Learning Center in Conrad

Mike and Lisa Hines have been hard at work preparing the Little Scholars Learning Center to open within the next few months at the site of the former Wolf Creek Child Care and Preschool in Conrad.

July 12, 2023


Your scholars safety is our upmost priority.  All of our teachers are certified and trained to serve your child's specific age ground and cognitive ability.  Class sizes and ages are within state regulations at all times and are always fully staffed.


We also have 24 hour surveillance on the premises both inside and outside.  Our outside play areas are 100% fenced in. Any visitors on school grounds must be approved prior to arrival.  Schedule  a tour to find out more about our safety regulations below.

Schedule A Tour

Click the PDF to see our Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan