History of our
Little Lambs Preschool was part of the vision of more than a few
members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. In 2001 after some informal discussions, these visionaries
realized there may be significance to their ideas and a feasibility committee was formed. Five people were part
of this ground breaking committee to study the real possibility of having a preschool on-site at a separate
building next to our church.
On the day we went to ask our church's properties committee permission for space to begin a
preschool, was also the day the visionaries of Mount Rainier Lutheran High School , now known as Concordia Christian Academy,
asked for space to begin the high school on our church property. God was at work for both schools! By allowing
the high school to use the space first, necessary changes to the main room were funded and made by the high
school, for which we are very grateful.
The three years Mount Rainier Lutheran High School met on the property gave us time to
prepare for the best preschool possible. We began with fundraiser's and a long wish list of items to fill the
classrooms. God's timing is perfect!
At the beginning of September, 2005, we opened our doors to students for the first time. On
September 11, 2005, we dedicated the preschool to our Lord and Savior with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony (pictured above). Our first year, we offered one class for three year olds on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings. We had six students and felt blessed to have them! Enrollments began to increase based on word of
In 2008, our fourth year, we offered a three day program to older three year olds and
young fours; still focusing on young students to compliment the then running program at Concordia Lutheran School, now known as Concordia Christian Academy. The year
went well and we considered the two classes we offered a success.
For our fifth year (2009) we were able to split our one class completely as we
grew from eight students in September to seventeen students in February and offer a Monday, Wednesday, Friday
program for older threes and young fours, and a Tuesday and Thursday class for three year olds. Feeling that
God was still guiding us at our preschool, we were offering classes at separate times for
the school year. For the next seven years we ran two separate classes.
In 2015, we received our
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA). We
would like to thank everyone for your prayers, kind wishes, moral support, and work put into this
For the 2015-2016 school
year we added a second teacher to teach the T/TH class. We continued this format for the 2016-2017 school
year. Our new teacher was well trained and loved and it was sad to see her leave our school. However,
this gave us an opportunity to walk through a door God opened for us; hiring a teacher whose passion is
with the two year old age group. With wanting to honor her skills, while listening to parents suggestions, we
began our "Twosday Tuesday" class in the fall of 2017. During
that same summer we offered our first summer camp classes for 3-5 year olds. In the fall of 2017 we
also went back to our T/TH and T/W/TH format for students to help make it easier for families who had a two
year old and a three or four year old coming to our school.
NEW PROGRAMS: We are now offering Summer
Camp 2 days/week spread out June through August. We have also added our
"Twosday Tuesdays" class one day/week during the school year
for those who are 2 years old by September 1. Our preschool has also added our "Further Fridays" option for those parents looking for more of a Jr.
Kindergarten program as it runs 4 days/week. In addition, we have added time to our preschool class
offerings, except the 2 year old program, and run our classes for 3 hours each
With our fourteenth year (2018-2019) registrations in full swing, we offer praise to the
Lord for our success in providing the local community with a quality preschool. We have grown stronger each
year with the knowledge that this mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church benefits from God's blessing.
With the addition of this expanding website, our Open Enrollment
Policy, NEW Outstanding Quality Programs and continued positive support from the
local community, we are attracting new attention to Little Lambs Preschool with
programs that we believe are simply the best in Tacoma!
Please come talk with our teachers and check our safe & secure facilities!
You are welcome to visit us anytime. Please Call (253)473-4848.
Please come join us and become part of the history of our Accredited
Little Lambs Preschool at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Praise God from whom all blessings