Little Sheep Learning Center

A Ministry of  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Where we teach children God’s love!

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Our Mission

To Teach Children God’s Love.

Every child’s educational and emotional journey begins with a core set of ingredients; a loving and supportive family, trusted caregivers and an environment that challenges each and every child regardless of his or her developmental stage.

Through their teaching, LSLC staff encourages the development of a Christian character and exemplifies the true meaning of a faith based center by providing the children with lesson plans and daily activities that reflect our God driven message. Our primary focus is to provide our children with faith based learning inside and outside the classroom.

Our School. Our Family. Our Community

Little Sheep Learning Center is one of Bastrop’s premier child care facilities and we work diligently to provide our students with the tools and knowledge they will need to excel in the classroom and in life. Part of that process is developing a close working relationship with our student’s parents. LSLC continually aims to make our learning center the most effective and beneficial for your children. Our dedicated team of teachers work endlessly to provide the best educational environment and teaching methods. 

Age-Based Curriculum

Customized education for your child’s age group.

Infant Care

Our team of CDA certified, professional educators care deeply about the level of care provided. Our secure, clean classrooms ensure that our children can discover, and learn while giving you peace of mind during your work day. Low teacher to student ratio allows for optimal supervision, in a loving, nurturing Christ-centered environment.

Toddler Care

Our team of highly trained toddler professionals provides an environment that is equally social as it is academic, fostering an environment where colors shapes and directional instruction occurs in a fun, engaged child and Christ-centered environment. Teachers enforce structure, model sharing, turn-taking, patience, and focus a lot on sensory play.

Threes Care

Three-year-olds are special! They are transitioning from parallel play to interactive play, and their language capacity is blossoming. They are becoming much more mobile, and they are learning to show genuine affection and concern for their peers. Individualized potty training, structured environment, and routines allow children to trust what comes next.


Preparing for Kindergarten is a big deal. Pre-Kindergarten children are constantly engaged in pre-reading, pre-writing skills that are rapidly advancing at this age. These skills are necessary for success in their formal education years. Our highly trained, CDA certified teachers prepare and integrate weekly theme-based learning plans that come with research based findings in our curriculum model.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours of operation?
We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Late fees do apply for late pickups.
Do I need to schedule an appointment to tour your preschool?
You are always welcome to drop by our school during our hours of operation for a tour. We do recommend you call or schedule online for a tour.
What is your safety & security policy?

At Good Shepherd Lutheran School we understand safety & security is of the utmost importance and that prevention goes a long way. This is one of the many reasons we invested in a locked keypad entry and 24 hour surveillance camera system. Research has proven that onsite safety measures provide the following:

-deterrent to unwanted offenses

– Our motion-sensored technology allows us to monitor activity at any given time on our campus and keep eye on the entire campus in real-time.

– keep our students and faculty safe; Surveillance systems help to monitor students, and keep an eye on problematic situations. They can also be helpful in monitoring campus visitors and preventing unauthorized access to the campus.

– Video surveillance systems allow for us to assess the situation more accurately if a situation does occur. Better information leads to faster evacuations and more efficiently securing school grounds. Preventing access, reacting to problems, and improving the reaction time of the authorities adds up to safer schools and happier parents

– Peace of Mind; we want our Parents to feel confident that their children are as safe as possible at school. Teachers, faculty, and students want to feel comfortable and safe when they are on our campus.

By adding video surveillance and keypad entries to our campus safety plan, we want families to know we are providing our campus school with the kind of comprehensive security that makes all of these good things possible.

Do you offer part time care?

At this time we do not offer part time, but will consider if there is an opening in the classroom.

Which holidays do you close for?

We are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July (observe Friday or Monday if on the weekend), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, day after Christmas (depending on the calendar but will be three total days observed), Good Friday.  

What is your teacher-student ratio?

We operate at 17% below State ratio. For example, Infants operate at 4 teachers to 10 students, state says 2:10.

Are your staff trained in CPR/First Aid, and Background checked?

Our staff are required to maintain and renew their CPR and first-aid training every two years which is provided by our certified CPR and first-aid trainers to ensure compliance. Background checks are submitted and results received prior to employee start in classroom and are maintained according to licensing requirements.

Are meals included?

We are pleased to serve a nutritious breakfast and chef prepared hot lunch and two daily snacks for all students who eat table food. Breakfast & Lunch are served family-style to help children learn good table manners, healthy eating habits and how to serve themselves.

Do the children play outside every day?
Yes weather permitting children do play outside 45 min in the morning and again in the afternoon.
Which elementary schools do you pick up from?
Mina, and Emile at this time.
Do you offer a sibling or family discount?

We offer a sibling discount of 10% off the eldest enrolled child’s tuition for families with two or more children enrolled at the same time with at least one child enrolled full-time. Only one discount of any type may be applied at any time.

Do you offer a scholarship program or sliding-scale pricing?
Scholarships or sliding-scale pricing is decided on a case by case basis, and applications with supporting documents will be requested.
How often do you require payment – weekly, monthly, etc.?
We collect tuition on the 1st of the month or every Monday depending on which tuition schedule you select. We currently accept payment by check, or money order. No cash is accepted at this time.
Do you accept Child Care Management Services [CCMS]?
Yes we do, but are limited to the availability of those spots. Please call center directly to inquire.
How long is your waitlist? What are your waitlist policies?
The length of our wait list typically is very long and varies by age; please call center directly. Our wait-list policy is fundamentally first-come, first-serve, and getting on the waitlist does not guarantee a spot when you have requested.
Do you have an enrollment fee?
We require a non-refundable enrollment fee of $50 per family to process your enrollment application or put you on a waiting list.
How do I enroll my child?
Simply complete and turn in a completed application along with your non-refundable enrollment/waitlist fee.

Meet the Director:

Alysa K. Johnson.

Bachelor in Sociology

Alysa comes to Little Sheep Learning Center with 16 years of experience working in a childcare facility. She has been a Campus Principal/Director since 2006 and also led the HR and Recruiting efforts. In her previous role, she was managing an operation of over 20 teachers and 200 children. Her qualifications and experience are a true asset for our school! Alysa has a BA from the University of Texas in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration. She has a passion for the training and education of teachers, as well as the children, and brings an authentic understanding of the learning and development of the preschool age child. Alysa has 4 children – Fallon, Easton, Audrey and Mikah. All have attended daycare since they were infants, so she knows and understands the emotional connection and communication the parents deserve. Alysa is native to Bastrop and is dedicated to use her experience to better our LSLC environment in her hometown. 


What Our Families are Saying

“Really friendly staff, knowledgeable about child development. I feel like the teachers genuinely care about my child. They spend a lot of time working on milestones and development, so much so that my infant has learned some sign words before she can talk.” –V.L
“We love Little Sheep! My three year old and one year old are flourishing under their care. The teachers and staff are professional and compassionate.” –Catherine B.
“The best Learning Center in Central Texas! You can’t find a better school for twice the price.” –James M.

“My son went here and made life long friends, and so did I. Still come back for coffee and now spring break. LSLC is family, we love you. Thank you for all you have done for us.” –L.T.

“I don’t know what I would do wothout LSLC! Bar none, it’s the most professional, organized, thoughtful, progressive, faith-based school in the Bastrop area. My kiddos are getting a great head-start in life because of these wonderful folk.” –J.H.