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About Us

We exist to partner with you in surrounding your child with a loving, experience-rich environment in which to grow and in helping to equip them with a joy for learning in all developmental areas –  physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.

Goals

Provide each child with staff who not only value interacting with them but are also educated, skilled, professional, creative and personable

 

Promote the acceptance of all children and model an environment of respect for each other

 

Promote the understanding of learning through play

 

Assist children in learning to think for themselves and develop problem-solving skills 

 

Be available to parents, supporting their desire to raise capable, emotionally strong, children

 

Teach by our lives, and from the Bible; the truth that God loves each one of us, that Jesus is our Savior and friend, and that God’s Holy Spirit can lead us

 

Maintain low teacher/child ratios allowing for more learning interaction and care for each child

 

Give parents the opportunity to share in their child’s day at Little Lights

 

Value each member of our staff for their contribution and effectiveness to our team in serving children and their families

Little Lights' Focus

Partnering with parents in providing growth opportunities for each child in an experience-rich environment, involving all areas of development, including the knowledge of God’s love through Jesus.

Our Team
Director
Margaret Rodenberger
Assistant Director
Michelle Kurtz
Pre-K Teachers
Elizabeth Barnes
Jen Schreck
Lindsay Cowdery
Michelle Kurtz
Preschool Teachers
Amanda Thompson
Kat Williams
Lauren Morrison
Michelle Kurtz
Assistant Teacher
Jenna West
Accounting Specialist
Angela Dean
Medical Consultant
Sara J. Wilson, PAC
Board of Directors
Name
Field of Experience
Email
Arlene Masterson
Early Childhood Tchr, Past Director
info@littlelights-christian.org
Margaret Rodenberger
Director of Little Lights, PreK Tchr
info@littlelights-christian.org
Angela Dean
Kindergarten Tchr, Retired
info@littlelights-christian.org
Kaitlin Cash
Kindergarten Tchr, Current
info@littlelights-christian.org

Parents Say........

We absolutely love Little Lights!  Thank you to you and all of the teachers there for pouring into our girls...we are forever grateful for their incredible preschool years.  Danielle S. 

We truly appreciate the thoughtfulness, care, teachings and songs that Ellie sings around the house and car.  Reminding us what a wonderful school you have there.  Thank you! Brian F.

More About Us

Little Lights Christian Early Learning Center is a non-profit, early childhood education center, which provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment for children 2 1/2 thru 6 years of age, helping prepare them for Kindergarten and life-long learning.  We welcome all children who can benefit from our program.

Preschool/Pre-K sessions are offered during the school year, September through May and Summer Fun sessions during June/July/August.  Also available is our year-round Full Day program.

We exist to partner with you in surrounding your child with a loving, experience-rich environment in which to grow.  Affirming that a child's greatest resource for love, growth, and development is with their parent, we are here to help meet your child's growing needs and to provide additional learning opportunities.

We believe that learning results from emerging thinking abilities and the impact of the environment.  This "environment" must include the nurturing of significant adults by their timely intervention in a thoughtful progression of learning by building upon the child's previous understanding (called scaffolding), as well as providing social interactions.  Our center appreciates the work of NAEYC (National Assoc of the Education of the Young Child) in this area.

Our educated staff truly enjoy interacting with young children.  They are dedicated to providing an environment in which your child can learn to understand their world through play, exploration, and hands-on activities, while experiencing an atmosphere of respect for one another.  Through their play children gain and improve cognitive, language, social, physical, emotional and self-help skills.  This is enhanced as our teachers lead and support each child, effectively stimulating their intellectual curiosity, creativity and knowledge.  We value our staff and encourage their continued education in the early childhood field.

One of the exciting things about our program is teaching children truth from the Bible.  They are learning that God loves them, Jesus is their friend, and that they are uniquely created.  

Little Lights is an "early learning center" versus a "daycare".  Early learning more accurately reflects what we are about - desiring to use every moment throughout your child's day to provide them opportunities for learning and growing.