Do children nap regularly?
Yes. Since we are state licensed, all children staying for more than 5 hours are required a rest time. Little Lambs provides cots for every student, and parents bring a crib size fitted sheet and a blanket. If your child cannot fall asleep, quiet activities will be available so the children who are asleep will not be disturbed.
When and how are children’s skills evaluated?
We conduct two “official” assessments each year. One in the fall and one in the spring. These are followed up by parent/teacher conferences. We are also observing the students each day and recording their progress continually!
Does my child have to be potty trained?
Yes, your child must be fully independent in the bathroom.
A fully potty trained child is a child who can do the following:
- Be able to tell the adult they have to go potty BEFORE they have to go.
- Be able to pull down their underwear and pants and get them back up without assistance.
- Be able to wipe themselves after using the toilet.
- Be able to wash and dry their hands.
Do you offer tours of the preschool?
Yes! Feel free to call or email to set up a tour. The best way to see if Little Lambs is the right fit is to come and see for yourself!
What are your child to teacher ratios?
Our ratio will never exceed 1 teacher for every 10 children. Our rooms are licensed to accommodate up to 20 children and 2 teachers.
What are the school hours?
Little Lambs holds a half day session and a full day session. Half day is 8:30am-11:30am. Full day is 8:30am-3:30pm. We are open from 7:15am-5:30pm offering wrap around care to families outside of regular school hours for an additional hourly fee.
How do teachers communicate with parents?
Teachers are available for quick chats at drop off and pick up. Emails are sent out weekly with reminders for the classroom. Teachers are available for extra meetings if parents wish to do so!
How is religion incorporated into the classroom?
Every day we will spend time learning about Jesus. We will share with the children Christ and his love for us. Each week we learn a new Bible lesson and a new corresponding song or activity. We have chapel every week with our Pastor or Staff Minister, who dive further into the Bible lesson we are learning. We will sing Christian songs and poems. We use prayer before each meal and throughout the day! We want all students and families to know Jesus as their loving Savior.
Are meals and snacks provided?
Snacks are not currently provided due to COVID-19 restrictions. Children who attend the half-day program will bring one snack from home. Children who attend the full-day program will bring two snacks and a lunch from home.
How is discipline handled?
Our goal is to guide the children in practicing problem solving, learning appropriate social skills, and sharing God’s love and forgiveness with one another. If a problem of misbehavior arises, the teacher will talk privately with the child to redirect or correct the situation. The staff will NOT use humiliation, fear, or any kind of abuse to respond to children who misbehave. Children will be encouraged to resolve differences with adult guidance. Little Lambs will provide individualized social and emotional intervention supports for children, including methods of understanding child behavior; and developing, adopting, and implementing a team-based positive support plan with the intent to reduce challenging behavior.
What are the teacher qualifications?
All lead teachers are early childhood teacher qualified or more. Refer to staff bios for more specific info on each staff member!
What is SmartCare?
Smartcare is an electronic system that automates parents’ paying and billing. Each child is given an account to which the parents will have access. Parents will use kiosks at school to log their child in and out each day. The security of the child and his/her information is on of the top priorities. The online portal is securely maintained so parents can safely login and view the details of the child’s account.