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Little Lambs Christian Preschool

9734 Lanward Drive
Dallas, TX 75238

(972) 612-0815


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Montessori environments are different from a typical school setting because the materials are all child-centered. In a Montessori school, you will usually see a larger ratio for this reason. This also gives the teacher an opportunity to take individual children or small groups for smaller lessons. It allows the other children to learn/live responsibly. For example: If they accidentally make a mess, they know where towels/broom/dustpan/etc are, and they know how to use them the right way, return them, and continue their work. Because each child is aware of their part, the classroom functions extremely well. The children love the structure and the independence to discover and explore. Although, I am a teacher at heart! So during the individual and small group lessons, we focus a lot on phonics, handwriting, math skills, etc. We love crafts, too. The children also bring home a book, homework, and a memory verse each week. The homework is a review of the letter or sound we are studying that week and gives the parents a peek at what we are learning at school. It's not mandatory, but the kids do get to pick a treat from the treasure box if they bring back all three on Friday. :)

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • marker boards, chalk boards, listening center, Montessori materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Large variety of Montessori works, Math boxes, manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Selection of Montessori works focused on sensory skills
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music time each day, piano lessons offered during the day, abundance of music at circle time and all transition times
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Weekly arts and crafts activities
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Parachute games, active circle time and music time
Other subjects taught Piano lessons Computers Show and Tell Memory Verses

From the Director:

Our Montessori curriculum allows the children to work and progress at their own pace, encouraged by fun yet challenging works. Our phonics curriculum is based on a letter of the week. Our bible theme is usually based on that letter. We add to our Word Wall each week. Children are worked with on an individual basis with phonics readers and games. While students participate in the Montessori uninterrupted work time, they are also given the opportunity to play and socialize during center time. At the preschool age, play is an important way for children to learn from each other socially, academically, emotionally, and physically. We provide formal instruction in writing, music, math, language, science, social studies, computers, and more. Children also have time to explore these subjects on their own and with each other.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All children learn differently. From the ways they take in information to the ways the express new learning, we take the time to determine the way our students learn best. Using a child's gifts to help them in an area of need is an excellent way for students to feel successful. Children are encouraged to use their strengths and knowledge to help others, which increases confidence. Our materials and curriculum allow children to move at their own pace, reteaching some students while allowing others to rise to a new challenge. We know that happy children with a positive school experience motivates them to try new things.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To provide a loving and clean environment where your child can grow and learn everyday.
We provide both a nurturing atmosphere as well as a top-notch Christian Montessori preschool curriculum.
Our structured consistent schedule is safe, organized, and has a reliable routine that children love. Our Montessori approach allows the children
to learn independently, yet we also provide a sufficient amount of time for socialization and free play. Individual and small group lessons focus on everything from handwriting to math skills. Piano lessons, computers, arts and crafts, PE, and memory verses round out our diverse curriculum.

A Typical Day

7:00 - 7:30
Arrival, Table Activities

7:30 - 8:00
Circle Time

8:00 - 8:30
(structured outdoor play)

8:30 - 9:00
Bible Lesson

9:00 - 9:15
Morning Snack (provided)

9:15 - 11:15
Individual Work Time with Montessori materials

11:15 - 12:00
Outside Play

12:00 - 12:45
Lunch (brought from home)

12:45 - 1:00
Story time

1:00 - 2:30
Rest time (napping or quiet activity)

Wake up/Pack up/Clean up bedding
Review Day/Stories/Songs/Bible Verse

3:00 - 3:15
Afternoon Snack

3:15 - 4:00
Learning Stations/Individual Instruction

Outside Play

Parents are encouraged to drop off their children
during arrival time and pick up at dismissal time.
Doing this prevents distraction during our schedule
and allows each child to fully experience
each planned lesson and activity.

Little Lambs is a Christian Preschool,
and both of those labels are represented in our daily activities.
This is a Christ-centered environment
and we encourage one another to treat others accordingly.
We also do a lot of fun learning and you will see
your child grow tremendously over the school year.

Our schedule is designed with preschoolers in mind
and each instructional period is placed
in between less structured activities.

Our schedule is subject to change on special days
such as Picture Day, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom,
Grandparents brunch, birthday/holiday celebrations, etc.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have an Open House in the fall. We provide parent-teacher meetings during the school year.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have play dates together for the children and their families to meet each other and get to know their teacher. Play dates start out at the park and progress to time spent in the classroom without parents.