OUR PHILOSOPHY
       We deal with each child as a whole person who develops at
his/her own rate physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and            
spiritually.  We believe that a child's play is his/her work and that (s)he   
learns as (s)he plays, experimenting and reinforcing what she/he knows
about the world.  We believe that children have a natural desire to learn
and an inborn curiosity, which we attempt to encourage by providing a
stimulating physical environment.  We believe that children will grow and
develop to their fullest in this type of environment if they are surrounded
by love, patience and understanding.

                          
 MEET THE STAFF
All staff are experienced, attend yearly workshops and training, have been
certified in CPR and First Aide, have police background clearances, and are
themselves parents.  All meet and most exceed state requirements.    Read on
to learn more about their individual backgrounds and qualifications:

SANDRA GRATIAS:  Director, Head Teacher for 3 yr. Olds & Enrichment,
Teacher of Together Time for Twos
*Years at Little Lambs School:  25
*Education:  AB Psychology and Elementary Education                    
     Muhlenberg College
*Certification:  Instructional I Elementary Education & State Board of
      Private Academic Schools--Nursery/Kindergaten          
*Experience: 5 years at Head Start of Lehigh Valley as Home  Visitor for child
abuse families, classroom asst., & rural day care homes resource teacher.  4
years in day cares and nursery schools, 2  years running in-home day care.   
Volunteering in Sunday School, Bible School, Cherub Choir.
*Publishing:  Educational Consultant for Perfection Learning series of teacher
resources, 32 articles for "First Teacher" magazine, 105 original teaching
ideas in Gryphon House series of teacher idea books
*Awards:  listed in 2000/01 edition
Who's Who in Executives and
Professionals
, listed in 2004/05 and 2005/06 editions of Who's Who Among
America's Teachers

MARCIA BRYAN:  Head Teacher of 4 Year Olds
*Years at Little Lambs School:  15
*Education:  BS in Education , Bloomsburg State College & MA in
      Special Education, Trenton State College
*Certification:  Instructional II Special Education & State Board of Private
      Academic Schools:  Nursery/Kindergarten
*Experience:  6 years of In-home Child Care.  12 years in Educable Mentally
Retarded classrooms, Leaning Support and Resource Rooms.  Caregiver for
Respite Center.  Volunteering for Nursing Mothers, Girl Scouts, Sunday
School, Bible School

GERI RENEE NEUBERT:  Asst. Teacher of 3 and 4 Year Olds
* Years at Little Lambs School:  new
* Education:  Assoiciate Degree in Early Childhood from Northampton
      Community College
* Experience:  12 years in local Day Cares


  

                        
FEES AND TUITIONS
Registration Fee:  $75 nonrefundable
Tuitions:  2016-2017
Together Time for Twos:  $60 for 6 week session
Three Yr. Olds:  $150 per month
Four Yr. Olds:  $180 per month
          Four Plus:  $200 per month
Enrichment Classes:  $5
5 per month (discount given to students
                                   already enrolled in other classes here)

                 STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
A child must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 to be eligible for the appropriate age class.  
Children entering the 4 Plus class must turn 5 by Jan. 15 of the year in which
they are enrolled.  Together Time for Twos students may begin at the start of
the session in which they turn two years old.

                   HOW TO REGISTER
Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.  When a class is
full a waiting list will be started.
To secure enrollment, fill out a registration form and return it
to the school with registration fee.  You will be notified of
your accepted registration.  The registration fee will hold
your child's spot in class until August when the first month
tuition is due.
The state of Pa. requires a health form filled out by a doctor
be on file for each child enrolled.  Your health form is due
by the time school starts in September.

                  
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
St Luke's Little Lambs Nursery School does not discriminate on the
basis of sex, color, creed, or nationality in registration, scholarships,
class assignments, or participation in any of its programs.
Children of all faiths are welcome.
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