Little Lambs Learning Center has been serving the families of the Lincoln community since 1982 and is a ministry of Our team of directors led by Gretchen Jones has over 30 years of service right here at Little Lambs Learning Center. We have been honored to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many children in our community through the years.

       We are licensed through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). In addition, we have earned a Silver Circle of Quality in the ExceleRate Illinois quality rating and improvement system. Independent evaluators, using a set of nationally recognized standards, evaluated the program. This is a voluntary process that recognizes a program’s effort in going beyond the minimum DCFS licensing requirements.

       We love children and see each one as a gift from God. We see them leading our world in the generations to come.


Our vision is to partner with the parents to provide for each child’s needs – spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually – by providing an environment filled with love and support, where each child is able to learn new skills and ideas, and develop attitudes and habits that will set the foundations for a lifetime of learning.



Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me" (Matthew 19:14).  We believe this is what we're to do.  We want the children to know the unconditional love of God through us.  It is within this love that they will truly learn.