Co-owners Janet Sallak and Kristin Ratten are a mother-daughter team that has been teaching together for almost 20 years. Teacher's aide Cheri Johnson is a treasured friend and former Little Lambs parent. Please take a moment to get to know us!
Janet began teaching in a Christian Montessori school more than 30 years ago as an aide. It was one of the first schools in the area to combine Christian principles with Montessori methods, materials and philosophy. Janet soon got her own classroom as a head teacher and completed her Montessori training through Montessori World Institute in San Luis Obispo, California. Janet opened her own school, Little Lambs Christian Montessori Center, in 1989 and continued until 2007.
Kristin began as a teacher's aide in her mother's school when she was 15 years old. She began teaching full time in 1996 and completed her Montessori training through North American Montessori Training Center. When Janet was ready to close the original Little Lambs, Kristin decided to open a smaller version at her home. Little Lambs, Too was opened for business in September of 2007.
Cheri Johnson joined the Little Lambs family when she enrolled her twin boys for preschool. Those boys have now graduated from college! Cheri spent countless hours volunteering at the former Little Lambs and eventually became our trusted teacher's aide. She completed her Montessori training through North American Montessori Training Center and has since joined Janet and Kristin at Little Lambs, Too.