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630-759-5300 ext. 2

We are a DCFS licensed preschool, affiliated with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), serving the early childhood needs of the Bolingbrook area for over 20 years. We provide a Christian curriculum as well as a developmentally appropriate academic and social curriculum that meets the Illinois Early Learning and Development standards. Our mixed-age class structure is flexible, allowing for several options to fit your schedule. The longer 3 1/2 hour day gives your child time to work on those important pre-kindergarten skills. Children love to learn. We love being their teachers!

Now Enrolling for Fall of 2017!

Call 630-759-5300 ext. 2 for more information or to set up a tour

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Our Goal

Our preschool's goal is to help build confident children who have a zest for life and an unending curiosity for all that life offers them. We are a Lutheran preschool and want the young child to begin to realize and understand his or her role as a child of God. We strive to provide endless opportunities for each child to observe, discover, and interact with the expanding world. We recognize that each child learns in many different ways and have planned our program with this fact in mind.

Our Curriculum

Using Creative Curriculum, our activities are exploration based and thematic in nature in order to meet the varied interests of our young students, balancing child-directed and teacher-directed activities. Our academic curriculum includes social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills using the Illinois Early Learning and Developmental standards as a guide. We introduce these skills using hands-on, play based activities, which are developmentally appropriate to the age. Individual portfolios help to document development and guide lesson planning to meet the needs of the students.

Our religious curriculum is planned through our Pastor and Director. It is designed to introduce children to important stories and people of the Bible in an age-appropriate manner, providing a base of knowledge that they can build on. Children are also introduced to the words of the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, and the Ten Commandments.

Our Classes & Pricing

Our schedules are flexible, allowing parents to choose how many days and which days they would like their children to attend. Classes are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tuition is priced out for the year with 9 equal payments due each month from September to May. Tuition is not decreased due to holidays, illness, or vacations.

5 days per week     $2,340/year      $260 per month

4 days per week     $2,160/year      $240 per month

3 days per week     $1,935/year      $215 per month

2 days per week     $1,710/year      $190 per month

Our School year begins the day after Labor Day and ends the day before Memorial Day weekend. Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Classes meet in one classroom with children age 3, 4 and 5 years old. Our school calendar coincides with Valley View School District #365U. When the district is off or school is canceled, we are also off.

The Registration Process

Our program is open to any child 3-5 years of age, who meet the following requirements, regardless of race, belief, ethnic, origin or denomination and may participate in all activities in our preschool program.

  • Children must be three years old by 1 September 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year
  • supply a copy of their birth certificate.
  • Submit a physical with up-to-date immunizations completed by a physician within 6 months of the 1st day of school. (Physicals can be transferred from a previous early childhood center if it meets DCFS requirements.)
  • Complete registration forms along with a non-refundable $100 registration fee for new students ($50 for returning students). Registration forms can be obtained by calling the preschool. They can be sent either via email or regular mail.

Students can enroll throughout the school year, if there are openings in the program.

Classes may be added or cancelled based on the number of children enrolled.

Our Daily Schedule

Arrival Time - Children arrive and greet friends. They are given a small amount time to transition into the learning environment through free exploration.

Morning Large Group - Children meet as a group with the teacher to welcome and set the mood for the day. Regular activities such as calendar and weather are done, as well as our devotion time each day. Chapel day occurs at this time once each week, where we meet with our Pastor.

Large Motor Time - Usually we meet on the playground for active play time, promoting large muscle movement in a safe environment.

Snack Time - We take time to sit down for a healthy snack and drink, supplied by parents who take turns as shoppers. We promote family style eating where children are encouraged to use good manners and converse.

Story Time - Children meet as a group with the teacher to read a story which matches the theme of the week.

Learning Centers - Regular centers such as dramatic play, blocks, reading, fine motor, and art are available along with teacher-directed interest areas for children to choose from.

Music & Movement Large Group - Our final large group of the day allows us to use movement, music, and games to work on skills as a group.

Our Teacher/Director

Terri Kreier is a life-long Lutheran and 25 year member of Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church. She has a Child Development AAS from Joliet Junior College, Level 4 ECE credential from INCCRRA Gateways to Opportunity program, is a member of NAEYC, and has 13 years of lead teaching experience. Influenced by Creative Curriculum, Reggio Emelia, and Montessori type methods, she enjoys opening up the world to preschool children, helping them to grow through exploration and curiosity. Her own children went to Little Lambs and she is excited to share that experience with your child.

Job Openings

We currently have no openings; However we will accept applications and keep them on file.

For more information call 630-759-5300 ext. 2 or email littlelambs@ds-lcms.org

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. during the school year.

By appointment throughout the summer.

Phone messages are continuously monitored. Please leave a message and we will get back to you shortly.

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