1128 Hampden Blvd Reading, PA 19604 | 610.375.2333

Logo_3.45193148_stdThe Lambs Christian Preschool began in 1988 as a ministry of the Grace Bible Fellowship Church. Our purpose is to provide an early childhood education with a Christ- centered atmosphere at a time when growth is rapid and the child is impressionable. We take our directive from the Word of God that instructs us to “feed My lambs,” and, to “train up a child in the way he should go.” Our fervent desire and prayer are “to hear that our children are walking in the truth.” (III John 4)

Offering three and four year old classes, the Preschool seeks to promote the knowledge of God as Creator and Jesus Christ as Savior; nurture the development of Christian values; foster healthy mental, physical, emotional and social growth in a Christian atmosphere; and, provide an alternative to secular education for the Grace Church family and neighborhood.

Our curriculum includes an introduction to letters, phonics, numbers, science, social studies, and computers. We encourage you to contribute ideas, share concerns, and discuss with us the joys of guiding your young child.

A close home-school relationship is always beneficial to the children. Parents are always welcome to join us during our class time. We encourage participation by inviting parents to join us on field trips and during special classroom activities.

    • We believe in the Bible- the infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
    • We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
    • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. His virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, and his return in glory and power.
    • We believe all mankind are sinners in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit which enables the Christian to live a godly life and perform good works.
    • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
    • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Director

    Mrs. Trisha Maples

    Mrs. Maples took over for Mrs. Reed as the Director in August of 2015.  She graduated from Millersville University with a BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.  Trisha has many years experience with preschool age children.  All three of her children attended Lambs, and she is a long-time member of Grace Bible Fellowship.

    Teaching Aide

    Mrs. Dorie Jones

    Dorie is in her 3rd year working with Lambs.  She attends Crossway Church in Mohnton.  Before working at Lambs, Dorie spent the previous nine years at home raising her two children.  Prior to that, she taught 2nd Grade at a Christian school in Lancaster County, PA.  She has a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Summit University.  She enjoys working with preschoolers because she enjoys seeing their growth during these young years.

    Teaching Aide

    Mrs. Nikki Lintz

    Nicole Lintz is in her 3rd year working with Lambs.  She has attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church for 17 years.  Before working with Lambs, Nicole worked for the BCIU in Head Start and Early Intervention.  She enjoys working with preschoolers because it helps to “keep her young.”  She is married and has four children.

  • 4 year old (M, W, F)

    Sept 11 – Opening Day (“Get Acquainted Day”)

    Nov 18 – Thanksgiving Program

    Nov 25, 27, 30 – Thanksgiving Vacation (School Closed)

    Dec 23 – Jan 1 Christmas Vacation (School Closed)

    Jan 4 – School Reopens

    Jan 18 – Martin Luther King Day (School Closed)

    Feb 17 – Valentine Tea Party

    Feb 15 – President’s Day (School Closed)

    Mar 25, 28 – Easter Vacation (School Closed)

    Apr 7 – Open House  (tentative)

    May 20 – Last Day (both classes together)

    May 20 – Closing Program (Graduation)

    May 23 – Closing Picnic (Both Classes)

    3 year old (T, Th)

    Sept 10 – Opening Day (“Get Acquainted Day”)

    Nov 17 – Thanksgiving Program

    Nov 26 – Thanksgiving Vacation (School Closed)

    Dec 24, 29 – Christmas Vacation (School Closed)

    Jan 5 – First Day of School in January

    Feb 16 – Valentine Tea Party

    Mar 24 – Easter Vacation (School Closed)

    Apr 7 – Open House  (tentative)

    May 20 – Last Day (both classes together)

    May 20 – Closing Program (Graduation)

    May 23 – Closing Picnic (Both Classes)

  • Sample Classroom Schedule

    8:00 to 8:55 – Preparation for the day

    8:40 to 8:50 – Prayer among staff

    8:55 to 9:15 – Arrival and greeting of children

    9:15 to 9:20 – Opening (Opening song, prayer to start day, calendar, weather, color for week, sharing time, Bible verse)

    9:20 to 9:35 – Bible story and application

    9:35 to 9:50 – Letter and number games; Auditory and visual discrimination practice

    9:50 to 10:00 – Bathroom break

    10:00 to 10:20 – Gym and/or music

    10:20 to 10:40 – Snack

    10:40 to 11:20 – Learning Centers: Craft table, Math or reading readiness table, and Sensory bins and/or Science table

    11:20 to 11:30 – Story time in the reading corner and Closing

    ABEKA curriculum is used for Phonics and Math. This is a tenative schedule for each day. In the beginning of the school term the times are adjusted according to the children’s attention spans and ages. As the year progresses, less time is spent in pre-session activities and social interaction, and more time is dedicated to working with circle time or in small groups involved in academic pursuits. This schedule is for both classes, but the time allotments are adjusted differently for each class and change as the children grow and mature.

  • Classtimes

    3 Year Old Class

    Tuesday & Thursday
    9:00am-11:30am

    4 Year Old Class

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    9:00am-11:30am

    *Check our homepage or listen to WEEU-930 on the radio for cancellations due to bad weather. If Reading School District is closed or delayed at all (one or two hours), the Preschool is also closed.

    2015-2016 Tuition

    3 Year Old Class – $810/year or $90 a month

    4 Year Old Class – $990/year or $110 a month

    Tuition Assistance Available Through Weidenhammer Scholarship Fund

    The Robert J. & Bertha L. Weidenhammer Lambs Preschool Scholarship Trust was established in 1992 to benefit needy students of The Lambs Preschool. Robert Weidenhammer graciously provided the intial funds, on behalf of his grandchildren, Kate and John Weidenhammer, to honor his wife, Bertha. The trust continues today in tribute to both Robert and Bertha. The annual interest generated by the trust gives a yearly award to one or more Preschool students to provide financial assistance for the Preschool’s tuition. Robert desired the trust to exist “until the rapture of the Church by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

    Scholarship applications will be available in the fall for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • General Information:

    Please feel free to use your imagination! The children do need a little snack mid-morning, but if it is too sugary or large, it presents a problem for the remaining portion of the morning and at your lunch time. Also we would like to request that you do not bring peanuts, other types of nuts or peanut butter as a snack. (There are many children who are allergic to nuts.) Snack is just voluntary so please do not feel obligated to bring something; however, if you choose to do so, we would greatly appreciate it.

    If your child would like to celebrate his/her birthday in class, you may wish to provide a special snack for that day. A signup sheet is located on the bulletin outside of the classroom.

    Beverages

    Milk – the children usually love it!
    Juice – apple, white grape, etc.

    Snacks

    • Popcorn
    • Fruit- apples, grapes, bananas
    • Crackers- graham crackers, fish crackers, saltines, etc.
    • Raisins
    • Cheese cubes (the children usually love these)
    • Jello, Small muffins, dessert breads