3 Year Olds: 2 days per week, 9:00-11:00am
4 Year Olds: 3 days per week, 9:00-11:15am

1710 W. College Ave. Normal, IL 61761

About Little Lamb Preschool

Little Lamb Preschool is a Christ-centered early childhood learning center for 3 and 4 year olds. We have a nurturing, fun-filled learning environment in which God's Word is woven into our daily activities. The Mission of Little Lamb Preschool is to:

- Teach young children about God's love and his plan of salvation.
- Share God's Word through daily, fun-filled activities.
- Guide the children in applying their faith to life and sharing their faith with others.
- Provide a quality educational and social experience in a safe and friendly setting.

Little Lamb Preschool is responsible to the St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church council of elders, which in turn is responsible to the congregation.

Meet Our Teachers

With over 30 years of experience, the educators at Little Lamb Preschool go above and beyond to provide their students with a fulfilling school year. Co-director Jan Anderson has taught at Little Lamb since its inception in 1989, and co-director Gina Loete has been here since 2004. Both educators have an extensive knowledge of early childhood development and love using that information to spread God's Word.

Jan Anderson - Teacher

Work Experience — I taught Physical Education in Benton, Wisconsin, for 4 years. I coached varsity and junior varsity girls' volleyball, varsity girls' basketball, and girls' track and field. I have worked as a teacher and co-director at Little Lamb Preschool for 25 years.

The Early Years — I grew up living in Madison, Wisconsin; Broomall, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia suburb); Mount Prospect, Illinois (Chicago suburb); and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Family — I am married to Tom, a State Farm Insurance Employee. We have 3 children: Kurt, a reading specialist at the junior high level in Chicago; Kristen, an attorney in San Diego; and Erik, who graduated from Illinois State University. We also have 2 dogs in the family, Jo and Otis.

Education — I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Platteville with majors in Physical Education and Elementary Education and a minor in Health.

Hobbies — I enjoy wood crafts, stained glass work, and am learning to quilt. I bike when the weather allows. Tom and I follow Wisconsin Badger Football and Basketball. We are Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fans.

Gina Loete - Teacher

Work Experience — I have done in home day care, worked at Kid's Club, and have been a teacher and co-director at Little Lamb Preschool for 12 years.

Early Years — I grew up here in central Illinois near Champaign.

Family — My husband, Matt, and I have 3 children: Amanda who provides in home day care; Lindsay who graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in psychology, and Rebecca who is a student at Illinois State University working on a degree in early childhood education.

Education — I went to the Patricia Stevens Career College in St. Louis and graduated with a business degree. I also attended Heartland Community College and took classes in early childhood education.

Hobbies — I enjoy walking, working out, and baking. I am a Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.

Preschool Class Schedule

3 Year Olds

Tuesday & Thursday

   9:00-9:15 — Free Play
   9:15-9:20 — Opening, Calendar, Weather
   9:20-9:40 — Bible Lesson and Devotion
 9:40-10:00 — Play and Interest Centers
10:00-10:10 — Show and Tell
10:10-10:20 — Snack
10:20-10:40 — Story, Lesson, Songs
10:40-10:55 — Take Home Project
10:55-11:00 — Closing and Dismissal

4 Year Olds

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

   9:00-9:15 — Free Play
   9:15-9:20 — Opening, Calendar, Weather
   9:20-9:40 — Bible Lesson and Devotion
 9:40-10:00 — Play and Interest Centers
10:00-10:15 — Show and Tell
10:15-10:25 — Snack
10:25-10:55 — Story, Lesson, Songs
10:55-11:10 — Take Home Project
11:10-11:15 — Closing and Dismissal

Contact Little Lamb Preschool

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