Little Lambs- A FIVE STAR Center*

Founded in 1997, Little Lambs is one of the liveliest childcare centers in the Rutland area. We opened our doors to the community with the hopes of providing young children the opportunity to learn and experience their world in an exciting, hands-on way in a setting where the love of Jesus Christ abounds. As our center continues to grow, we will continue to expand our resources, knowledge and talents to accommodate each and every family we serve.

We are a family who truly cares about each other. Little Lambs is a place where children are accepted and loved…a place where laughter and play are cherished…a place where children are respected and heard…a place where the process, not the product, is valued...a place where children want to come!

It is our desire to celebrate each child and to appreciate the diversity and uniqueness in all of us. Our goal is to encourage and stimulate each child in a developmentally appropriate environment to encourage improvement in all areas of the whole child. Our qualified teachers are educated and trained in early childhood development. We support continuing education and encourage our staff to pursue increased knowledge through seminars, conferences and classes.

As an outreach of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, we are blessed with a supportive congregation as well as many local area volunteers who support and nurture our center. We strongly encourage parent participation in our school as this greatly benefits the children and our program.

Nurturing children from infants through 12 years of age.
Offering Preschool, Full Day Childcare as well as Before- and After-School Care.
We accept all children regardless of race, color, religion or national origin.
Little Lambs Early Learning Center is a  ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Open from 6:45 AM to 6 PM, Monday-Friday.
Sue Grenier, Director                                                               

Phone: (802) 747-0091  

Fax: (802) 747-0092 1 H

Good Shepherd’s Little Lambs Early Learning Center - a * 5-STAR center:


All Around Little Lambs

                              Miss Kristin's Class Exploring Math in Preschool! 



* What the STARS Mean

Providers may apply for STARS recognition in five areas:

  1. Compliance with state regulations;
  2. Staff qualifications and training;
  3. Interaction with and overall support of children, families, and communities;
  4. How thoroughly providers assess what they do and plan for improvements; and
  5. The strength of the program’s operating policies and business practices.

One-star programs (1 - 4 points) are examining their practices to enhance the services they provide. They may be fairly new, just starting on a path of improvement and growth, or be stronger in one area.

Two-star programs (5 - 8 points) are making a commitment to strengthen their practices. They may have made some progress in many areas or more progress in one or two areas.

Three-star programs (9 -11 points) have made improvements and are working to reach specific goals. They have either made substantial progress in two or three areas or have made some improvements across all five areas.

Four-star programs (12-14 points) are established programs that have met several standards of quality in all five areas. Many four-star programs are also nationally accredited.

Five-star programs (15 - 17 points) are outstanding in all five areas. Many five-star programs are also nationally accredited.


February 22, 2018
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