“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
Warm Welcome to a Truly Inspiring Preschool
Little Lambs is a program where imaginative play, caring about one another, and nature exploration are the keystones. It is a wonderful first preschool experience for children as it is in the home of Joanie Lamb, giving children the sense of comfort that a home provides.
Our preschool is truly inspiring. We learn, play and share in the heart of the Divine. Children come from all faith backgrounds, and our aim is to create a safe (in all ways), nurturing, fun, light-filled space where we begin our day with gratitude and an intention to be our kindest selves. We stop during the day for moments of mindfulness, to bless our food, and practice caring ways of communication. One of our most important roles as a teacher is to stay attuned to our the children, and so we take seriously our own attunement and the container that we hold.
Our daily rhythm:
10:00 – 10:40 Free play with simple, mostly wood toys
10:40 – 11:10 Circle time: Circle Song, Show and Tell, Talk about our Theme and Chakra of the Month, Yoga, Music/Dance/Movement, Meditation
11:10 – 11:30 Blessing and Snack
11:30 – 11:45 Potty, water, and shoes
11:45 – 12:45 Outside time
12:45 – 1:00 Shoes off and hand washing
1:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Art
“My daughter has been enjoying Little Lambs preschool so much, especially the abundant time she spends in outdoor play. Joanie is very warm and nurturing with the kids and does a great job keeping us informed of our daughter’s experiences and progress with the group.”
—J.P., mom of 3 1/2 year old girl
“This is my son’s first experience with preschool, he is always so excited to arrive on his days at Little Lambs. We are very pleased with our experience.”
—Ana, mom of 2 year old boy
“We love Little Lambs, and we love Joanie. She’s good vitamins for our daughter, and the world!”
—Billy Jonas, dad of 2 year old girl singer/songwriter (What Kind of Cat Are You; Happy Accidents)
“Joanie naturally connects with our child. She is very welcoming and he loves his time at Little Lambs.”
—Lynn, mom of 3 1/2 year old boy
Director of the Center for Inspired Education, Joanie has devoted her professional life to teaching students, educators and parents how to inspire themselves to reach their fullest potential. Joanie received her Master’s in Special Education (K-12) from Boston College, and her undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education (K-6), and Philosophy from Boston College. She has taught students with learning differences, ADD/ADHD, behavioral challenges, and various types of developmental differences in public and private settings, including the Lab School of Washington, DC, the first school for students with learning differences in the nation.
Besides being an experienced classroom teacher and tutor, Joanie has been a teacher trainer, educational diagnostician, educational therapist, and a special education department chairperson. She is trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory reading approach. Joanie is also trained as a Presence-Based Life Coach which has enabled her to work more deeply with her clients and to include presencing and somatics which have been vital to her own transformation.