Barbara's Day Care, often known simply as the Daycare, is located at First Avenue. It shares the building with the Ace Hardware Store and is located next to the burned down apartment, where the apartment fire took place.


Barbara's Day Care is the place where Mary Terrafino and her brother John take care of the "littles", other workers work in shifts with two taking the morning, midday and night shifts. Workers are employed for an unknown amount of time, and choose tasks from a list. In Gone, the center's wall was destroyed by Drake and the coyote pack. By the time of Hunger, the wall is still destroyed and is covered by a tarp. While the building is still standing by the end of Lies, the "littles" face an uncertain future due to Mary poofing.

John Terrafino seems to be in charge of the Day Care after Mary's poof. Over the course of the books, noted employees include the twins, Emma and Anna, Francis, and for a very short time Panda. It is never mentioned after Mary's Big Jump.

Known caretakersEdit



Character First appearance Basic info
Eloise Gone Eloise appears briefly in Gone, helping Mary at the daycare.
Manuela Gone Manuela makes an appearance in Gone working at the daycare.
Zadie Lies Zadie is a girl trained to work for Mary at the daycare.