God's Little Lambs (Child Care)
God's Little Lambs was formed in 1999 to minister to families that were homeless. The ministry quickly recognized that a critical step on the road to steady employment and family stability was reliable and affordable childcare.
God's Little Lambs now provides childcare largely for children from low-income families, allowing mothers and fathers to work, save money and support their families. Most children in low-income families have parents who are employed, but generally lower-income employees pay a higher share of their pay for childcare than upper-income families. Lower-income workers often have no paid leave. Today, qualifying families pay on a sliding scale and tuition is supplemented with scholarships.
The God's Little Lambs SERVE Team at Christ Church, led by
George and Karen Hunsaker, wants to grow so there are more regular volunteers to read, interact with, and share easy craft projects with these precious children. Other opportunities to serve are available throughout the year. For more information, please click here
to send an email to George and Karen, or complete the form below.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | second mondays of each month| October - May (except December) | starting at 9:30am
Up to five volunteers are needed at God’s Little Lambs, 1100 N Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale (map), to be part of the Read and More event. Volunteers gather at the center at 9:30am for prayer, before interacting with the children. Besides reading to groups of children (the center provides the books), the "more” is helping the children with easy tutoring in basic skills such as the alphabet, numbers, sounds and matching, under direction of their teacher. Read and More usually wraps up at 11am, although volunteers can serve longer.
For more information about this serving opportunity, please complete the form below. The team leaders will contact you to provide more information and to answer your questions.
MORE ABOUT THIS MINISTRY
God's Little Lambs provides quality, low-cost, Christian child care in a happy and safe learning environment. The vision remains alive in a warm and caring home-away-from-home for more than 100 children each year, aged six-weeks-old to pre-kindergarten, from of all cultural backgrounds and religious faiths, in an environment that is:
- Licensed by the State of Florida and Broward County Child Care Licensing
- Contracted with Family Central, Inc., the premier source for family and children's services in South Florida; the Federal Food Program; and the Broward County Early Learning Program
- Staffed by professionally trained counselors
- Funded to offer scholarships to families who cannot afford tuition
- Dedicated to serving the whole family by teaching parenting skills
- Open Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm
The atmosphere at God's Little Lambs is one of compassion and Jesus' love for all his children. Each child is a blessing, uniquely designed by God. The goal of God’s Little Lambs is to nurture within each child a secure feeling about his or her environment, others and themselves, which benefits the whole community.
Volunteers help teachers by reading to the children, teaching computer skills, and helping with the day-to-day care. Volunteers can come for as little as an hour at a time or on a regular basis. We also have periodic clean-up days to help with the general maintenance of the facility.
For more information on serving at God's Little Lambs, please contact Carol Stevens at 954.779.3185.