Who can attend Little Lambs?

All children are welcome at Little Lambs if he or she meets the following requirements:

  • The child is at least 3 years old
  • The child is potty trained 
  • The child has completed the registration and health forms
  • The child's parent assists the staff once each semester in either free play or crafts, if it is possible. We do have a nursery for infants and toddlers that is available while a parent assists in Little Lambs (except for Wednesday afternoons).

What is the purpose of Little Lambs?

The purpose of the ministry is to provide an inviting preschool environment where Jesus Christ is the center of the program. We want the children, parents, and staff to experience the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. There are five subject areas in the curriculum that are each 20 minutes in length. They include Bible stories, Christian songs, Creative Learning Lessons, Crafts, and Free Play.

Where and when does Little Lambs meet?

Little Lambs meets at:

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.
149 W. Brush Hill Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

There are five identical sessions each week:

  • Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
  • Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday evening from 6:15-7:45 p.m. 
  • Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Who are the Staff Members for Little Lambs?

The director is Lynda Clousing. The associate director is Beth Bardolph.

There are 110 volunteers who work weekly with the children, supported by 80 other substitute teachers. Some of the staff participants are certified teachers, and others are volunteers who desire to pass the love of Jesus on to children. All of our teachers are screened and work closely with the Curriculum Coordinator, the Director, the Assistant Director, and the Session Coordinator. They attend a workshop on our Orientation Day, and he or she receives a binder with detailed instructions.

Our staff includes the following teaching positions, with the student/teacher ratios indicated:

  • Bible teachers (Maximum of10 children/teacher)
  • Creative Learning teachers (Maximum of 10 children/teacher) 
  • Music teachers (Maximum of 15-20 children/3 adults) 
  • Free Play teachers (Maximum of 15-20 children/3 adults 
  • Craft teachers (Maximum of 15-20 children/5 adults)

Each curriculum area has its own curriculum coordinator who develops the materials with the Director of Little Lambs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and turn it in to the church office. 

How are you responding to COVID-19? 
We have a strong Little Lambs COVID-19 Health and Wellness Plan in place along with strict adherence to the recommended Centers for Disease Control cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Read more info HERE.