Mission Statement

To provide quality early education to children and families seeking a safe,healthy, educational environment.

Executive Director

Palma Stipe

Assistant Director

Lynne West

Board of Directors President

John Palazzo

Vice President

Michael Ferrer


Sandra Drabiak


Karen Valentin

Members at Large

Leo Citro

Michelle Hennes

Parent Representative

Dana Harsar

Courtney Cheers


Palma Stipe

Lynne West

Creative Preschool Education, Extended Child Care, School-age Child Care

The philosophy of the Little Lighthouse Learning Center is that early childhood should be a time for fun and discovery, warmth, security, and exploration. All children are creative and receptive; the staff at Little Lighthouse will strive to nurture, and encourage these qualities in children that attend. Experiences are provided that meet children's needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas. Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth. The Creative Curriculum and adults interaction is responsive to individual differences in ability and interests. Different levels of ability, development, and learning styles are expected, accepted and used to design appropriate activities toward learning. Little Lighthouse is nationally accredited with NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our center is a 5 Star Rated program with Ohio's Step-Up to Quality, a Head Start Collaborative and a part of the Ohio Department of Education Early Childhood Learning Expansion Grant Program. Assessment tools used are direct observation assessments, Teaching Strategies Gold, and Early Learning Assessment (ELA).

NAEYC Accreditation

Offering quality preschool, child care and school age care to children ages 2 1/2 through 11.

Days of Operation are Monday through Friday

Hours of Operation are 7:00am until 6:00pm

Little Lighthouse Learning Center

1715 Meister Road
Located inside the ABI Synagogue
Lorain, Ohio 44053
Phone: 440-282-1443
Fax: 440-282-1443 (please call prior to faxing)
E-mail: becauseofthechildren@centurytel.net