Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

God's Little Lambs (Child Care)

God's Little Lambs was formed in 1999 by The Shepherd's Way, which ministers to families that are homeless. The ministry quickly recognized that a critical step on the road to steady employment and family stability was reliable and affordable child care—thus, God's Little Lambs was born out of the need of homeless and low-income families in the community for this child care, allowing mothers and fathers to work, save money, and support their families. While most children in low-income families have parents who are employed, paradoxically, lower-income employees pay a higher share of their income for child care versus upper-income families—and they often have no paid leave.

God's Little Lambs meets this need with 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, six-weeks-old to pre-kindergarten age, 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. We feel that each child is a blessing, uniquely designed by God. Our goal is to nurture a secure feeling about his or her environment, others and themselves, which benefits the whole community.
 
Volunteers are needed to assist the 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 can volunteer 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.