Academy For Little Lambs
A Catholic Preschool Run by St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Our mission is to promote each child’s spiritual, cognitive, emotional and physical development. To shape a creative and inquiring mind. To encourage relationships with peers. To instill respect for themselves and other. To foster a loving awareness of God through Jesus, His Church, and the world.
We believe that children are unique and special beings who develop at their own time and pace. Our developmentally appropriate program is designed to provide experiences that will focus on the growth of the whole child. In addition to school readiness, we will encourage life-long learning, problem solving, decision making and motivate each child to reach his individual potential and beyond.
Advancing from infancy
From Infancy to Pre-K
Preparation towards Preschool years.
Preparation towards Gradeschool years
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- Our preschool teachers prepare monthly lesson plans using the categories of math/manipulative; language/literacy; science/sensory; dramatic play; social studies and creative art. We also consider the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards. Each classroom offers child and teacher led activities in small and large groups.
- We use Catholic ABC’s to help bring the Catholic faith into our curriculum.
- Our preschool teachers use a wide variety of materials to implement classroom curriculum and activities. These include, but are not limited to library books, listening centers, shared games, puzzles, manipulatives, dramatic play materials, puppets, blocks and accessories, and creative art materials.
- Religious principles are introduced in each classroom through Catholic and Christian prayer, stories, discovery and discussion. A monthly prayer service will take place in the church.
We currently have an outdoor play area for our kids. Academy for Little Lambs is in the process of planning and building a permanent play ground.
Our Pre-school consists of children aged 2-5. Your children will mostly interact with those in their class. However, we will periodically have events where the school and various classes participate together.
During the school day, teachers will report any suspected illness, including fever, but not limited to, green or thick mucus, from mouth nose or eyes, excessive coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, to the administration. We will then use the primary phone number provided by you and ask that make arrangements to pick up your child.
Early afternoon pick-up:
Please send a note to your child’s teacher, telling them who is picking up your child and the time they will be arriving. If you need to pick up early, please do so before 1:00pm.
Late afternoon pick-up:
Afternoon pick-up begins at 12:45. Upon completion, the staff will take any remaining children back to their classroom. If you are running late, a phone call will help relieve your child’s anxiety and also notify us of your anticipated arrival time. Please call to notify us. Once at school, please park and call the Preschool Office, 470-550-1088. Let us know you are outside and then walk to the doors. We will then bring your child to you.
- Please make every effort to be on time for drop off and pick. If you are going to be late, you will need to call the Preschool Office at 470-550-1088 to notify the staff.
- If your child is going home with another family, or someone not on your typical pick-up list, please call or email our office or send a note to the teacher. You should notify us of a change no later than 30 minutes before dismissal at 12:45pm. We cannot accept change of transportation plans conveyed to us by children or other adults.
- When someone other than the usual driver is picking up your child, send us a note, and please be certain they understand the carpool procedures and will be prepared to show their ID to a teacher.