Mission Statement

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

Executive Director

Palma Stipe

Assistant Director

Lynne West

Board of Directors President

John Palazzo

What We Offer

Planned within the framework, philosophy and purpose Little Lighthouse Learning Center implements a Creative Curriculum which aligns with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards. Integrated into what we offer is Reggio Inspired programming which places a high value on children's work and their interpretations. Children are encouraged to be thinkers through our creative curriculum, while their individuality and uniqueness is nurtured. All learning activities are carefully planned to be developmentally appropriate. Our administrator and teaching staff participate in a professional study group entitled "Can I Tell You My Story?". The literacy rich program is generously funded by the Stocker Foundation and the Nord Family Foundation.


Additional Programming & Services

Head Start Preschool for income eligible families.

Ohio Department of Education, Early Childhood Education Expansion Grant for income eligible families.

Child Care Assistance available through the Department of Jobs and Family Services (for those who qualify)

Regular Physical Fitness and a creative outdoor learning center

Community Learning and Team Teaching enrichment program with Spanish Language Classes, Music and Movement Classes, Math & Science Classes for all students.

Family Outreach

Physical Fitness with Coach Joe

Family Programs

Lorain Public Library Book Mobile

University Circle Partnership

Literacy Initiative Projects

USDA approved Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks.

V.I.P. (Very Important Parent) Group for all families.