About Us

Little Lambs began in 1987 as part of a Christian School in Williamsport. Holly Tillman established the preschool with the heart’s desire to have a school that supported the Christian values of young families in the community. We also set a high standard for training the children for their formal education by giving the children a secure, safe and stimulating environment to learn in.

Our concentration is repetition with variety in small classes. We started with three classes with an enrollment of 30 and 3 staff. We now have about 64 students and 10 staff. Our preschool program runs September thru May and concludes with a graduation program that is theme based and dress up. We then run a smaller summer program from June through August that includes kindergarten graduates.

Please check out our available preschool and childcare programs.

Our Team

The main teaching staff has either a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field, Associates Degree in ECE or a Child Development Associates Certificate.

Mrs. Holly Tillman
Little Lambs Owner

Mrs. Tillman started the school in 1987 with a vision for a preschool program with a Christian foundation. Her goal was to the serve the whole child both academically, socially and spiritually. She taught for 18 years, directed for 26 years and presently reads stories once a week to PreK 4 children and visits the school regularly.

Holly graduated from Lycoming College with BA in Sociology/Religion and a certificate in Elementary education.

Besides Little Lambs Holly teaches swimming lessons, tutors and enjoys reading, the beach, gardening, traveling, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Mrs. Deb Neubold
Assistant Director T/TH

 

Mrs. Neubold has been with Little Lambs since 1987.  She became the head director in 2013. She previously taught the three year old class and PreK 4 and helped the director administrate.  She is now the assistant director on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Debby graduated from IUP with a degree in Home Economics (Early Childhood Education).  She taught at a Montessori School for several years right after college. She is a veteran in ECE.

In her spare time she likes to do puzzles, spend time with her grandchildren and find any excuse to be outside.

Ms. Julie Deak
PreK 4 Teacher T/TH
Friendly Forest Classroom
Head Director M/W/F

 

Ms. Deak came to Little Lambs in 2004. Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education from Mansfield University.  She has earned her Director’s Credential through Penn College and is now both PreK teacher as well as director.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her children and bake.

Mrs. Rachel Holcomb
PreK 4 Teacher/Aid
Friendly Forest Classroom

Mrs. Holcomb started at Little Lambs in 2009. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with an Associate’s degree in Office Administration. She received her Childhood Development Associate Credential (CDA) in 2012.

Rachel likes camping, going to the beach, working with the youth in her church and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Candy Montis
PreK 4 Teacher
Dinosaur Den Classroom 

Candy started work at Little Lambs in 2009. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lock Haven University.

She enjoys traveling, working in her parish, amusement water parks, and being with her family.

Ms. Joy Santiago
PreK 4 Teacher MWF
Dino Cave

Joy started with Little Lambs in 2015. She graduated in 1982 from Kutztown University with a BS in Special Education/Elementary Education. She taught 23 years in the Philadelphia Public Schools and 9 years in the Williamsport Area School District. We are most fortunate to welcome her to our staff.

Joy likes to crochet and read in her spare time.

Miss Amanda Bair
PreK 3 teacher
Tumbling Teddy Bears Classroom

Miss Mandy started with us in September of 2014. She graduated from the University of Scranton with a degree in Counseling and Human Services and a MS and PA certificate in Elementary School Counseling. She has taught in several other preschool programs.

Mandy is a part of Heartworks, a grief support group for children, teens and their families at SHS hospice. She loves sunshine, children, her cat, chocolate chip cookies, fuzzy socks and anything purple.

Courtney McCoy

Courtney was added to our staff in 2017. Her children attended Little Lambs as well as her husband at the very beginning of our school.

Courtney has previous experience working in the early childcare field
as well as instructing her own children in her home. She will be starting her CDA in 2018.

Courtney loves being outside, going to the beach, spending time with her pets and her family.

Mrs. Jane Ulrich
Aid

Miss Jane started with us in 2017. She is just thrilled to be part of our program.

Jane is a retired Laboratory Assistant from Susquehanna Health. She has two grown sons and was very active in their schools during their schooling years.

Jane loves spending time with her children and grandchildren but relishes the hugs she gets from our Little Lambs children.

Mrs. Julie Fisher
House Keeping / Substitute Teacher

Mrs. Fisher has been with Little Lambs since 1990. She is one of our original staff starting as a three year old teacher. She does a wonderful job of keeping our school clean and helping out when we need a substitute teacher.  Julie likes to direct the Sunday School program in her church, camp, fish and spend time with her family.