Little Lights Christian Early Learning Center
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About Us

Little Lights Christian Early Learning Center is a non-profit, early childhood education center, which provides an appropriate learning environment for children 2 1/2 years of age through Pre-Kindergarten. We welcome all children who can benefit from our program.

We offer Preschool/Pre-K sessions during the school year, September through May. For the summer months we provide our Summer Fun Morning sessions. We also offer a Full Day, year round, program as well.

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

We believe that learning results from emerging thinking abilities and the impact of the environment – not just the “environment” but the nurturing of significant adults by their timely intervention. Our center appreciates the work of NAEYC (National Association of the Education of the Young Child) in its efforts to help improve the field of early childhood education.

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 while stimulating their intellectual curiosity and creativity as well. We value our staff and encourage their continued education.

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 unique.

Also, we are an “early learning center” versus a “daycare”. Early learning more accurately labels what we are about – desiring to use every moment throughout your child’s day to provide them opportunities for learning and growing.


Provide a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for children to grow in all areas: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.

Provide children with staff who love children and are educated, skilled, professional, creative, and value interacting with them.

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.

To 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 creating more learning interaction and care for each child.

Make available opportunities for parents to participate 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.


Board of Directors:
Name: Field of Experience: Email:
Tanya McPherson Pre-K Teacher, Past Assistant Director [email protected]
Margaret Rodenberger Pre-K Teacher, Director of Little Lights [email protected]
Arlene Masterson Early Childhood Teacher, Past Director [email protected]
Medical Consultant:
Sara Wilson Physicians’ Assistant/Pediatrics
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
Teacher Assistant: Jenna West