Little Lambs Preschool Program Mission:
To provide a positive preschool experience that helps develop social skills, promotes independence, and fosters a love of learning. Little Lambs will provide a caring, faith filled, Catholic environment. Little Lambs will recognize the “Whole Child” as a child of God, and appreciate them for who God created them to be. We will partner with Parents to ensure the child follows the teachings of the Catholic Faith, Jesus Christ, and that they grow to answer the call of God’s voice.
Little Lambs Philosophy:
Little Lambs believes in the God given blessings and gifts of each child. By providing the opportunity to know God, through traditional Catholic culture, and by working with parents as partners, we will work to catechize and enrich our children’s lives academically, socially, and spiritually with Christian and Catholic World-View
Children between 2 & 5 years old.
Yearlings Class: Must be 2 years old by Sept. 1st 2021
Children in Lambs, Sheep (Students 3 years and older) & Shepherds (Students 4 years and older) must be toilet trained
Little Lambs always begins each school year on the first Tuesday after Labor day.
Days and Times
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Classes start in September and go through the middle of May.
Program highlights - Our program strives to foster a sense of dignity and independence; readying the child for either a follow-on PreK program and/or directly to Kindergarten.
It is filled with academic enrichment with a focus on socialization development. Social interaction is enormously important for early learning. Social interactions might include physical activities, dialog development, (speech) language development, and imaginative play. Socialization might also include lessons of sharing, taking turns, and cooperating, and games that teach different learning strategies.
There is a specific curriculum each class. It is imperative for early-childhood development to practice the cultures and experience lessons in social development in a safe and loving, and nurturing environment.
We aim to provide such an environment centered on our Catholic Faith. The right environment will foster maturity with strong language skills, creative thinking skills, and attributes of empathy, good communication, and self-confidence. A Christ centered environment will lead a child to realize their human dignity and allow them to prosper and grow according to God’s plan for the whole child.
Catecheis of the Good Shepherd - Our children ages 2-5 attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium as part of their Religion program at Little Lambs. For more information on what this program offers for Faith Formation, visit: https://www.cgsusa.org/
We do have openings for the 2021-2022 School Year in our 3 3 and 4 year old classes. Please contact the Program Coordinator to schedule a tour and/or answer any questions, please contact Jill Wheeler.
NEW This year! AAMEN Day!
Half Day Enrichment Learning on Fridays this year available for 3 and 4 (and 5) year old Preschoolers currently enrolled in Little Lambs.
Click here for more information on AAMEN Day! AAMEN it’s FRIDAY!
An Extra day to end the week.
Enrichment Learning, (Kinder-ready skills)
Nourishment (Science and Nature)
FEES FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Non-refundable Registration fees are:
$250.00 per student
$400.00 per family, for 2 children.
$500.00 per family for 3 children (or more.)
*A family would only pay $500.00 max for 3 or more children.
TUITION RATES FOR PARISHIONERS OF GOOD SHEPHERD:
- $250 per month for parishioners of Good Shepherd
- $265 per month for non-parishioners
TUITION IS DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH SCHOOL IS IN SESSION.
$30 late fee will be assessed for tuition payments received after the seventh of each month.
There is a $25/ month sibling discount for each additional child enrolled in the program.
Fees subject to change.
Click here to set up monthly auto withdrawal tuition payments
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, Catechist,
Ms. Mary Nan Castro
Ms. Samantha Mahon
Ms. Sarah Swinsford
Ms. Paola Ventura
Ms. Mary Beth O'Donnell
Ms. Karen Durham
Ms. Amy Polivka
Ms. Monica Blanco
Ms. Melissa Wynn
Ms. Jill Wheeler: Program Administrator
Ms. Kim Philps: Program Director